2010

February

Early in 2010 the Gallery begins the second phase of its building upgrade project, replacing the skylights, windows, and cladding. Between 2009...
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On February 23, The Collection on View is established, a six-gallery, long-term, rotating display of over 200 works drawn from the WAG’s...
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March

On March 5, the exhibition The Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons opens. The exhibition explores the creative process behind the making of the classic...
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The WAG congratulates Manitoba glass artist Ione Thorkelsson upon receiving the prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award, the Governor General’s...
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April

The Gallery publishes its Guide to the Collections.  This 275-page book presents over 400 works from the WAG’s permanent collection...
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A long-standing WAG volunteer, Lila Goodspeed, receives the Lieutenant Governor’s Vice-Regal Volunteer Award. Goodspeed had been nominated...
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August

Kiugak Ashoona: Stories and Imaginings from Cape Dorset opens. Ashoona, who began carving in the late 1940s, is notable for having had the...
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September

On September 11, the WAG, in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada, presents a major exhibition of the work of Manitoba artist Wanda...
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October

On October 2, the WAG becomes the hub of the city’s first all-night Nuit Blanche event. The popularity of the event, which coincided with...
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Two different exhibitions of contemporary printmaking with the same title, Exchange / Échange, open at the WAG and Le musée...
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December

The WAG opens a major retrospective exhibition of the Winnipeg sculptor Eva Stubbs.  Eva Stubbs: The Rough Ideal brings together 60 works...
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2011

January

The WAG helps organize and host Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, along with two other Winnipeg art venues (Plug In Institute of Contemporary...
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The WAG acquires two large-scale sculptures by two major modernist sculptors, Daphné II (1960) by Jean Arp (1887–1966) and Bronze...
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June

During the summer and fall, the WAG organizes five diverse travelling exhibitions in an effort to bring its collection to a national...
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The film Art and Stone premieres at the WAG’s Muriel Richardson Auditorium. The documentary, directed by Paula Kelly, takes us behind the...
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The National Gallery of Canada’s exhibition Carl Beam opens at the WAG.  This exhibition of work by Beam (1943–2005), considered...
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July

The WAG’s Education and Studio Programs runs its first full day, weeklong, summer camp. The program proves incredibly successful with...
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September

The WAG’s Curator of Inuit Art, Darlene Coward Wight, serves as resource staff for Adventure Canada’s two-week “Heart of the...
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Precise: Craft Refined opens, a look at the diverse and laborious production techniques of five contemporary Canadian craft artists—Kye-Yeon...
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The largest ever exhibition of work by Manitoba-raised, Toronto-based painter William Kurelek (1927–1977) opens at the WAG with over 500...
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November

The WAG becomes a sponsor and the venue for 10x20x20. The event organized by The University of Manitoba Association of Architecture Students...
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2012

March

The highly anticipated exhibition American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, opens at the WAG,...
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June

On June 21, the WAG starts the 100-day countdown to its Centennial year celebrations.

Director Dr. Stephen Borys announces that the WAG’s 2011–2012 fiscal year concluded with a record surplus.

September

The Winnipeg Art Gallery kicks off its 100th anniversary celebrations with the help of over 7,500 enthusiastic visitors. The day begins with a...
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November

The WAG announces that award-winning American architect Michael Maltzan has been selected to design the new Inuit Art and Learning Centre. The...
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2013

May

“Celebrating a Century” honoured all those who had contributed to the WAG’s first 100 years—donors, members, staff,...
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