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January 2018

Design Panel

January 16, 2018 at6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Panel talk centred on the theme of space and place, featuring INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE designer Destiny Seymour, artists Tiffany Shaw-Collinge and Sebastien Aubin, and designers David Thomas and Cheyenne Thomas. Doors open at 5pm; talk starts at 6pm Q+A to follow the talk. Free entry • Cash bar and snacks available.

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Beading Workshop

January 20, 2018 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Explore the contemporary beadwork in the exhibition INSURGENCE RESURGENCE, then with instruction by exhibition artist KC Adams and Jennine Krauchi, try your hand at beading, using a variety of traditional and new techniques. Workshop is included with Gallery admission • 18+ **PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL** RSVP is required, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca to sign up

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Books & Brushes

January 23, 2018 at11:30 am - March 18, 2018 at9:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$8 – $12

A collaboration between McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Select Tuesdays, 11:30am & Fridays, 7:30pm Included with regular Gallery admission: Adult $12; Senior/Student $8* Visit the WAG to participate in discussions of artworks related to popular reads! Book selections make connections with special exhibitions and art in the WAG’s collection. These conversational tours led by Gallery experts and guides are both fun and informative. Space is limited and registration is required for each event. Sign up via email…

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Film Screening: Breaking Ice

January 25, 2018 at7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Join us for a free preview screening of the Breaking Ice documentary followed by a Q&A with director Christopher Paetkau and Kathleen Munson, scientist from the film. Breaking Ice (72 min) Immerse yourself in the world’s first feature-length documentary and 360° interactive video tour aboard the iconic Amundsen icebreaker in the Canadian Arctic. Explore the drastically changing northern landscape through the eyes of the onboard crew, scientists, students, and Inuit peoples. Delve deep into their findings to see what climate change…

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February 2018

Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens

February 8, 2018 at6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Join us for a screening of two Indigenous-made films, Twilight Dancers by Paola Marion and Theola Ross and Our People Will Be Healed by Alanis Obomsawin. 6pm doors & reception • 7pm screening Followed by Q & A with filmmakers. Free entry Twilight Dancers by Paola Marino and Theola Ross (16 min) A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their small, remote community. See the trailer, here. Our People Will…

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City of Stars

February 11, 2018 at2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd
$19 – $39

Ah... the memorable sound of the Big Band in film, from classics like A Streetcar Named Desire and Anatomy of a Murder to more recent titles like Swing Kids and The Incredibles, big band music creates a unique, atmospheric soundtrack that defines a movie's character and becomes forever intertwined with the story and its actors. For City of Stars, the WJO takes you to Hollywood with music from the big screen including a nod to recent critical darlings Whiplash and La La Land. At 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm

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MakerLab: Terrariums

February 14, 2018 at7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$70 – $75

Learn step-by-step how to create your own succulent and cacti habitat with Candace Fempel of Department of Floristry. Make a terrarium, approximately 5.5” tall and 6” in diameter. Includes three plants, one granite stone, one quartz stone, moss, sand, soil, charcoal, and drainage stones. All materials and instructions provided. Cost: $75/person; $70 for WAG members or 2+ tickets Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited. Advanced…

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Paint Party: Mix+Match Mini Paintings

February 22, 2018 at6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$45 – $50

Try out a bunch of different painting styles, and create 3-4 artworks on 9x12” canvas boards. Works are inspired by Joi T. Arcand’s Cree syllabics, plus Mark Rothko and Gabby O’Connor. Cost: $50/person; $45 for WAG members or 2+ tickets Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Revenue from PaintParty is used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults at WAG Studio.

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March 2018

MakerLab: Woven Wall Hangings

March 14, 2018 at6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$95 – $100

Using a lap loom frame, you’ll create your own hand-woven wall hanging with Chantal Alary. With various textures of wool and roving, learn how to warp your loom and weave using several techniques. The end result is a beautiful woven piece of art to hang in your home that plays with geometry, colour, and texture. Includes all weaving material and a lap loom frame you can take home for future projects! Cost: $100/person; $95 for WAG members or 2+ tickets…

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Franco-WAG

March 18, 2018 at1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$10 – $20

National Francophone Week Celebration All levels of French welcome. $20 per family, $10 for members (Includes Gallery admission) Create your own pin that celebrates French culture, participate in fun games in the Gallery, and anticipate a special visit from francophone dancers. Franco-FUN for the whole family.

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Night Train

March 25, 2018 at2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Oscar Peterson was renowned world-wide for his flawless technique, impeccable taste, and hard driving swing. A relentless perfectionist, Peterson could play in a quietly understated way or at jaw-dropping virtuosic speed, making him the perfect centerpiece for Jazz at the Philharmonic, and a sought-after sideman as evidenced by the 200 records he made over the course of his brilliant career. The WJO celebrates Canada's first great jazz superstar with a performance of Peterson's Canadiana Suite alongside other songs he made famous. At…

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Night Train

March 25, 2018 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Oscar Peterson was renowned world-wide for his flawless technique, impeccable taste, and hard-driving swing. A relentless perfectionist, Peterson could play with understated elegance or at jaw-dropping virtuosic speed, making him the perfect centrepiece for Jazz at the Philharmonic, and a sought-after sideman as evidenced by the 200 records he made over the course of his brilliant career. The WJO celebrates Canada’s first great jazz super star with a performance of Peterson’s Canadiana Suite along side other songs he made famous.

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Night Train

March 25, 2018 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Oscar Peterson was renowned world-wide for his flawless technique, impeccable taste, and hard-driving swing. A relentless perfectionist, Peterson could play with understated elegance or at jaw-dropping virtuosic speed, making him the perfect centre piece for Jazz at the Philharmonic, and a sought-after sideman as evidenced by the 200 records he made over the course of his brilliant career. The WJO celebrates Canada’s first great jazz super star with a performance of Peterson’s Canadiana Suite along side other songs he made…

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Spring Break Art Camp

March 26, 2018 at9:00 am - March 29, 2018 at4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$45 – $50

Ages 6-12 • $50 for non-members/$45 for members, per day Registration on now, sign up, click here. Camp from 9am-4pm • Early drop-off/late pick-up from 8:30am-5pm Get creative with a new theme every day! Campers will have fun experimenting with new art forms, playing active games, and seeing art in the galleries. Monday • A Day of Clay: Learn everything you ever wanted to know about clay in this one-day clay camp. A tour through the Gallery will inspire your imagination to…

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Cannes Lions: Encore

March 27, 2018 at7:00 pm - March 31, 2018 at9:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$15

The WAG is proud to present Cannes Lions Encore, a special screening of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Couldn’t get enough of Cannes the first time around, or missed the Winnipeg premiere? Now’s your chance to watch the 2017 award-winning commercials selected out of 35,000 entries from around the globe. Snacks available • Cash bar Show Times: March 27 - 7pm March 28 - 3:30pm & 7pm March 29 - 7pm March 30 - 7pm March 31 -…

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April 2018

Women’s Musical Club 2017-18 Concert Season

April 8, 2018 - April 15, 2018
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$5 – $30

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Concert Season. You can enjoy five wonderful concerts at exceptional value by subscribing to the season by clicking on the button below. You can purchase tickets for the individual concerts by clicking on the concert links. Date Performers Time Tickets Oct. 15, 2017 Sunday Gregory Lewis violin Paul Williamson, piano 2:00 PM $25 Students $5 Nov. 12, 2017 Sunday Maeve Palmer  soprano Joy Lee – piano 40th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Musical Competition Finalist 2:00 PM $20 Students…

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Annual Stamp Sale

April 13, 2018 at11:00 am - April 15, 2018 at9:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

The 55th Annual Stamp Sale featuring worldwide stamps for all collectors. Attend and view a great selection of stamps and postcards during this annual fundraiser. Friday, 11am-9pm Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm Free admission!

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May 2018

Broadway & Beyond

May 6, 2018 at2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

with Special Guest Award-winning Pianist Mike Janzen Although he is busy as a pianist/singer/composer in Toronto, Mike Janzen is making time to return to his home province for this collaboration. Mike has performed in several international jazz festivals, with orchestras throughout North America (using his arrangements), and with the likes of Phil Dwyer, Terry Clarke, Andrew Downing and Steve Bell. His song, There’s No Escaping Spring won Best Jazz / Blues song of the year at the 2011 Gospel Music Association Awards. This…

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October 2018

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Bourbon Street Parade with trombonists Al Kay and Chris Butcher

October 21, 2018 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Bourbon Street Parade with trombonists Al Kay and Chris Butcher

October 21, 2018 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music and a melting pot of cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season…

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November 2018

CRAFTED Show + Sale

November 2, 2018 - November 3, 2018
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

When: Friday, Nov 2, 11am-9pm and Saturday, Nov 3, 11am-5pm 1 venue • 2 days • 3 organizations • 50+ artists The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Manitoba Craft Council (MCC), and Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA), are thrilled to present the fourth annual juried craft show at the WAG. This one-of-a-kind event highlights over 50 artists from Manitoba, plus a select number from Nunavut. Tickets $5/day • Kids under 12 free • Includes admission to WAG galleries • Tickets available at the door

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents I Remember When with clarinetist Ken Peplowski

November 11, 2018 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

“Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic”— Mel Torme The WJO is thrilled to welcome back virtuoso clarinetist and entertaining host Ken Peplowski. Peplowski cut his teeth as a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has since worked with the biggest stars in music; from Stitt to Sinatra, from the Queen of Pop to…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents I Remember When with clarinetist Ken Peplowski

November 11, 2018 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

“Since the advent of Benny Goodman, there have been too few clarinetists to fill the void that Goodman left. Ken Peplowski is most certainly one of those few. The man is magic”— Mel Torme The WJO is thrilled to welcome back virtuoso clarinetist and entertaining host Ken Peplowski. Peplowski cut his teeth as a member of the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and has since worked with the biggest stars in music; from Stitt to Sinatra, from the Queen of Pop to…

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December 2018

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Music from a Charlie Brown Christmas

December 9, 2018 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Charles Schultz’s beloved Christmas classic almost didn’t get made. Fortunately, despite numerous production difficulties, the cartoon first aired in 1965 with half the population tuning in to watch. In the years since its release, Charlie Brown’s search for “the true meaning of Christmas” has delighted millions. The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra performs Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack and other holiday hits for a festive show not to be missed.

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January 2019

Family Sunday: Arctic Chill Out

January 27 at1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$20

$20 per family (up to 2 adults and 4 children under 18) • FREE for WAG members Keep your snowsuit on when you visit the Far North at the WAG! Head up to the rooftop where you'll learn how to make an iglu, help build a giant snow fort, and play with Siberian Husky dogs. Warm up inside with bannock and tea and explore the Mary Yuusipik Singaqti: Back River Memories and Nivinngajuliaat from Baker Lake exhibitions, plus all current shows.

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February 2019

Family Fusion

February 10 - April 14
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$20

Family Fusion is a monthly DIY arts and crafts event – stop by the WAG with your family and spend some creative time together. Drop-in between 1pm and 3pm • $20 per family (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18) Includes entry to all galleries • FREE for WAG members. Sunday, Feb 10 • Valentine: Make some special prints for your loved ones. Spring Break Family Fusion Tuesday, Mar 26 • Dioramas: Design a custom room from your imagination. Thursday.…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Isn’t She Lovely – The Music of Stevie Wonder!

February 10 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

He has sold 100 million records, has 10 number one hits, and won Album of the Year three times. His music is syncopated, soulful and sophisticated. He is masterful on piano, mesmerizing on harmonica, and magic when he sings. He is the one and only Stevie Wonder and the WJO explores his music re-imagined for big band. Vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin joins the band as we pay tribute to a Motown legend.

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Isn’t She Lovely – The Music of Stevie Wonder!

February 10 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

He has sold 100 million records, has 10 number one hits, and won Album of the Year three times. His music is syncopated, soulful and sophisticated. He is masterful on piano, mesmerizing on harmonica, and magic when he sings. He is the one and only Stevie Wonder and the WJO explores his music re-imagined for big band. Vocalist and harmonica player Todd Martin joins the band as we pay tribute to a Motown legend.

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MakerLab: Tinsmithing

February 13 at6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$40 – $45

Fashion the perfect adornments for the fringes of your ceinture fléchée/ Métis sash, just in time for Festival du Voyageur and Louis Riel Day. Fabrice (Fab) Siaux will show you how to craft tin using designs based on historical patterns, but with a modern twist. Make a trio of handmade tin goods: a spice grater, a tin box, and tinkling cones. $45 single ticket / $40 WAG members or 2+ tickets. Ages 14 and up. Participants under the age of…

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FEAST: Valentine’s Edition

February 14 - February 16
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$60 – $70

Perfect for a special Valentine’s date! Enjoy the WAG's signature dinner-and-tour program, featuring a three-course meal, followed by an exciting guided tour in the exhibition galleries. Feb 14 & 16 Dinner is served at 6pm; tour at 7:30pm Tickets $70; $60 for WAG members

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Family Stroller Tours: Behind Closed Doors

February 21 at11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map

Monthly stroller-friendly tours that allow you to engage in conversations on art with other adults while being mindful of your little ones. Behind Closed Doors: Step inside the artist's studio in this unique display. Tour included with Gallery admission; FREE for WAG members. Children 5 and under are free.

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Paint Party: Abstract Colour Block

February 21 at7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$40 – $45

Learn a little colour theory while painting an eye-catching canvas. Choose from a selection of contemporary colour palettes, practice how to handle a brush with precision, and spend a relaxing and enjoyable evening with your friends …or make new ones! $45 single ticket • $40 WAG members or for two or more tickets 18+ event • Cash bar available Your ticket to Paint Party helps support programming for children, teens, and adults. For more information, email studioprograms-assistant@wag.ca

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March 2019

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Born to Be Blue with pianist and composer David Braid

March 17 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Chet Baker was the poster boy for cool jazz. His melancholy delivery of a lyric and understated trumpet rocketed the troubled musician to stardom. Robert Budreau’s 2015 film Born to Be Blue explores the tragic rise and fall of Baker with a stellar soundtrack composed by David Braid, who joins the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to perform music made famous by the cool jazz superstar.

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Born to Be Blue with pianist and composer David Braid

March 17 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Chet Baker was the poster boy for cool jazz. His melancholy delivery of a lyric and understated trumpet rocketed the troubled musician to stardom. Robert Budreau’s 2015 film Born to Be Blue explores the tragic rise and fall of Baker with a stellar soundtrack composed by David Braid, who joins the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra to perform music made famous by the cool jazz superstar.

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April 2019

Windsync

April 7 at2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$5 – $25

Windsync **with guest flautist - Christian Paquette** Join us on Sunday, April 7th 2019 - 2 p.m. at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Tickets $25  Under 30 $15  Students $5 Tickets available online through our website - www.womensmusicalclubofwpg.ca at McNally Robinson Booksellers and at the door! In its ninth season, the prizewinning Houston-based wind quintet builds highly thematic programs that feature landmark quintets, new works by American composers, and premiere arrangements of standard repertoire with the goal of increasing accessibility and…

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Artist Talk by Daniel Buren | As part of our STAGES Speaker Series

April 9 at7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
Free

It is a true honour to bring the uncompromising and influential French conceptual artist, Daniel Buren, to Winnipeg. Presented by Plug In ICA and hosted at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in their auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the legendary Buren will give a public talk detailing his bold and categorical work. Buren is known in the art-world for his signature stripes, which he began using in the late 1960s, as part of a counter-culture in the visual arts that…

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GFF x WAG present The Grizzlies

April 18 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$20 – $30

GFF x WAG present The Grizzlies Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ the WAG (300 Memorial Blvd) Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Screening at 7 p.m.  Reception 9 p.m. with cash bar + snacks   The Winnipeg Art Gallery & Gimli Film Festival have teamed up to present the Manitoba-premiere of THE GRIZZLIES.   Based on a true story, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth in a small community who gain a powerful sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse, in this account of tenacity, renewal, and…

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Fiesta Cubana with Papa Mambo

April 28 at2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Led by Chilean-born guitarist and percussionist Rodrigo Muñoz, Papa Mambo celebrates their thirtieth anniversary by conjuring images of tropical beaches, Miami nightclubs and Cuban street parties for the WJO’s high-energy season finale. Featuring Muñoz’s Papa Mambo embedded in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, get your dancin’ shoes and join us for Fiesta Cubana!

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Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra presents Fiesta Cubana with Papa Mambo

April 28 at7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 – $39

Led by Chilean-born guitarist and percussionist Rodrigo Muñoz, Papa Mambo celebrates their thirtieth anniversary by conjuring images of tropical beaches, Miami nightclubs and Cuban street parties for the WJO’s high-energy season finale. Featuring Muñoz’s Papa Mambo embedded in the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, get your dancin’ shoes and join us for Fiesta Cubana!

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