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#3 January 2013, The WAG that never was

January 29th, 2013 · Comments

Many designs were submitted for the 1968 contest to find a new building for the Winnipeg Art Gallery to live in. We describe some of the best architectural proposals that never made it. Plus, some interesting Winnipeg Trivia! Did you know the Budweiser Clydesdales were from Shea's Brewery here in Winnipeg? If you know more interesting firsts, besides the Winnipeg Art Gallery being the first Civic Art Gallery in Canada, then email us at

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Tags: History · architecture · Winnipeg · Gallery

#2 December 2012, A tour of the Gallery

December 14th, 2012 · Comments

A grand tour of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is waiting for you!

We explore places the public never goes, explain certain mysteries, and drop a gumball down a stairwell.

The building is almost as it was when it was first built in 1971, but there are a few details here and there that have changed.

Find out by taking the exclusive audio tour!

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Excellent Jazz music supplied by Curtis Nowsad from his debut album, "the skeptic & the cynic"



Tags: History · Fossils · culture · architecture · art · Winnipeg · Gallery