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Winnipeg Art Gallery

300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 1V1
telephone: (204) 789-1760

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Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is a public art gallery that was founded in 1912. It is Western Canada's oldest civic gallery and the 6th largest in the country. The WAG is located in the heart of the city of Winnipeg, just two blocks from Manitoba's Provincial Legislature and roughly the same distance from the University of Winnipeg.

The WAG's permanent collection includes over 23,000 works, with a particular emphasis on Manitoba and Canadian art. The collection ranges from 16th century Flemish tapestries to 21st century videos, and includes the world's largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. Historical, contemporary, photographic, decorative art, and Inuit works are featured in a variety of exhibitions each year, with each of the ten gallery spaces changing approximately every three months.

The gallery moved to its present location in 1971, into a building designed by architect Gustavo da Rosa. With a prominent location near the Legislative Buildings and Portage Avenue, the gallery's building has become a downtown Winnipeg landmark. Along with the galleries, the main building houses a gift shop, a small restaurant, a rooftop garden, meeting and lecture rooms, and a 325-seat theatre auditorium.