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.
Entries Tagged as 'History'
April 12th, 2013 · Comments
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 WagPodCast@Gmail.com
See images of what we are talking about here;
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"
October 15th, 2012 · Comments
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 http://pinterest.com/wagca/september-2012-podcast-images/
June 20th, 2012 · Comments
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!