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@Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd

Join us on the second Sunday of every month for free admission to the WAG and family fun!

The WAG is open Sundays from 11am to 5pm. From 2pm to 4pm, Canada Life Free [email protected] will feature complimentary activities for the whole family, including games, art making, tours, films, and performances.

Fuel up at the cash snack bar from 1pm to 5pm.

Free public parking is available at the Canada Life parking lot behind 100 Osborne St. N. for visitors on Canada Life Free [email protected] As well, downtown street parking is free Sundays, and several bus routes service Portage Avenue & Colony Street as well as Portage Avenue & Vaughn Street. See you there!

2020 dates:

January 12: The Great Gallery Parade:  Decorate yourself into a work of art with the help of neighbourhood partner Art City and parade through the Gallery!

February 9: Read by Queens: Hear the dazzling tales read by Winnipeg’s most fabulous drag queens in Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience then sashay through the Gallery alongside them

March 8: Naliajuk’s Story: Visit this family-friendly exhibition and partake in interactive activities based on the enchanting Inuit sea sea spirit, Naliajuk. Explore her story and respond with your own work of art.

April 12: Landscape Escape: Discover the painters of Canada’s Group of Seven including their well-loved Winnipeg member through Into the Light: Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald.  Explore the exhibition, then make your own landscape painting.

May 10: Morrisseau an the Seven Teachings: Explore Aanishnaabe artist Norval Morrisseau’s monumental and boldly-coloured painting, Androgony. Learn about the Seven Sacred Teachings and be inspired to respond creatively.

June 14: Vive le Manitoba! : Come celebrate Manitoba’s 150th through the new exhibition Kwaata-nihtaawakihk — A Hard Birth, Manitoba, 1870 where you can discover vibrant Metis art. Check out the beautiful beading in the show and try your hand at a simple beading activity provided by Le Musée de Saint-Boniface!

July 12: On the Rooftop: Discover the beautiful sculptures on the WAG rooftop through a variety of fun games.

August 9: ᐃ is for I: Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous languages at the WAG. Visit the exhibition, then learn to write your name in syllabics and make your own name art that reflects who you are.

September 13: Art of Nature: Enjoy making art with found elements from nature in a fun and adventurous collage workshop.

October 11: Water is Life: Discover a fascinating range of inspiring artwork in the inaugural Winnipeg Indigenous Triennial Gwaaba’ibii: To Draw Water. Explore the significance of water in cultures Indigenous to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, then try your hand at watercolour painting.

November 8: In Flanders Fields: Handcraft a beautiful paper poppy with your family for Remembrance Day.

December 13: WAG Inuit Art Centre Adventure: Explore the new WAG Inuit Art Centre on a fun family-focused art tour and create your first visit badge!

These next three years are going to be among the most meaningful in the WAG’s history thanks to Canada Life,” Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG’s director and CEO, said in a release. “This gift to the public comes into play during Manitoba 150 with an incredible line-up of exhibitions leading up to the opening of the WAG Inuit Art Centre in fall 2020, and beyond.

~Kevin King, Winnipeg Sun

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