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The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is a public art gallery founded in 1912.[1] It is Canada's oldest civic gallery and the 6th largest in the country. The WAG is located in downtown Winnipeg, two blocks from Manitoba's Provincial Legislature.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
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Winnipeg Art Gallery
Established1912 (1912)
LocationWinnipeg, Canada
Coordinates49°53′22″N 97°09′02″W / 49.88944°N 97.15056°W / 49.88944; -97.15056Coordinates: 49°53′22″N 97°09′02″W / 49.88944°N 97.15056°W / 49.88944; -97.15056
TypeArt Gallery

The WAG's permanent collection includes almost 24,000 works, with a particular emphasis on Manitoban and Canadian art. The collection ranges from 4th century BCE Greek sculpture 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 Clara Lander Library contains 9,000 artist biography files (mainly Canadian) and more than 24,000 books, as well as subscriptions to hundreds of arts journals and bulletins.

The gallery's present building was opened in 1971 and designedby architect Gustavo Da Roza in collaboration with Canadian architect Isadore (Issie) Coop.[2][3][4] Along with the galleries, the main building also houses a gift shop, a restaurant, a rooftop garden, meeting and lecture rooms, and a 325-seat theatre auditorium.

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