Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'History'

#4 March 2013, 1912, The Beginning

April 12th, 2013 · Comments

We go back to the beginning of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 1912, and even a bit further back than that! Andrew Kear explains the art scene in Canada at the end of the 19th century, and a few local experts on Winnipeg History talk about what was going on 100 years ago.


Tags: Uncategorized · History · art

#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

See images of what we are talking about here;



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!

See images of the things discussed here:

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



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

#1 Sept 2012, The late 60’s

October 15th, 2012 · Comments

September 2012

The striking triangular building at 300 Memorial Blvd, Winnipeg was built in the late 60's. What led up to it's birth? Why was it built? Where was the gallery before?

Listen in for the answers, and see some pictures at


Tags: History · culture

Winnipeg Art Gallery Podcast Trailer

June 20th, 2012 · Comments

June 2012

A sneak preview into the upcoming series of a dozen podcasts in celebration of 100 years of the WAG.

Starting in September 2012 we shall release one podcast a month for the entire 2012-13 season covering a variety of topics about the history of the WAG and the people and places that made us what we are today!


Tags: History · Fossils