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pring has clearly arrived at the WAG, and new partnerships and exhibitions are budding new friendships across the city and country! Over the past few months we’ve been busy nurturing relationships that will strengthen and animate our connections to the people of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and all the way to the Arctic. Through the Memorandum of Understanding signed in November between the Governments of Manitoba and Nunavut, the Territory’s art collection arrived at the WAG for a five-year loan. A selection of these stunning works is on display in the permanent collection galleries, and this is just a taste of what’s to come. The City of Winnipeg made a commitment of $5 million to the Inuit Art Centre, an unprecedented gift and a critical step forward for the project. Combined with the Government of Manitoba’s pledge of $15 million, and the even higher private sector support to date, the momentum continues to build for this gamechanging initiative. Last summer, the WAG welcomed the Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA) to new offices inside WAG Studio. Of course MIA shares more than just a space with the WAG: we have already collaborated on a number of projects, and see this relationship expanding with the development of the Inuit Art Centre. The WAG signed a new three-year agreement with the National Gallery of Canada with the NGC@WAG partnership. Launched in 2013, this collaboration has resulted in the production of over ten exhibitions since its inception, bringing to Winnipeg some of the finest works in the national collection. And the prospects for some spectacular shows in the future look pretty good — including Picasso and the Impressionists.
Turning to our city’s Indigenous roots, the WAG is excited to be opening a satellite space at The Forks in June, featuring a mix of retail, art, learning, and art-making at the Johnston Terminal. The project is supported by the Nunavut Development Corporation for the promotion of Inuit artists. And watch for our new partnership with the Assiniboine Park Conservancy this summer! With our expanded reach into key tourist, cultural, and recreational destinations, the Gallery’s mission will be impacting the lives of millions more people each year.
Dr. Stephen Borys Director & CEO Winnipeg Art Gallery @stephenborys
As we bid farewell to the gods of Olympus, we are grateful to all who made this historic show possible. Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé provides a natural follow-up, depicting a tale by the Greek poet Longus. The NGC@WAG show is complemented by Chagall & Winnipeg, revealing how the famed artist is connected to our city. Turning North, the WAG is proud to be presenting the first retrospective of Oviloo Tunnillie, a towering Inuit carver who died in 2014. The exhibition brings together over 60 carvings from across North America. We are also thrilled to present the first major survey exhibition of Winnipeg’s own Karel Funk, an internationally-acclaimed painter known for his mesmerizing portraits. Our diverse summer line-up includes the work of another celebrated Winnipeg artist, Esther Warkov, as well as Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good, acknowledging the residential school systems experience. At WAG Studio, our highly popular MakerLabs and OpenMake craft nights continue — plus our new Summer Rooftop Pop-Ups. There is bound to be something for you at the WAG this summer!
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Dr. Borys in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. photo: Mirko wZardini, Director and Chief Curator, Canadian Centre for Architecture.
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OVILOO TUNNILLIE: A WOMAN’S STORY IN STONE
viloo Tunnillie (1949–2014) was one of the most respected artists from the Canadian Arctic and one of very few female carvers to achieve international success. The WAG is proud to present the first retrospective of Tunnillie’s work, featuring sculptures she made from the late 1960s until her death, borrowed from private and museum collections across Canada and the United States. Tunnillie’s early decision to become a stone sculptor was an indication of her independence from artistic conventions: in Cape Dorset men were typically carvers, while women created drawings, prints, and wall hangings. She made her first pieces as a teenager watching her accomplished father, Toonoo, carve. Tunnillie’s early work reflects typical genres of realistic animals and human figures, but by 1980 she began to attract attention for her explorations of less traditional themes, such as a football player and a woman masturbating.
A wide range of emotions are expressed in Tunnillie’s work through the body language of her subjects, including nudes, athletes, and the sea spirit Taleelayuk. Oviloo Tunnillie was diagnosed with tuberculosis at the age of five and sent away from her family’s camp on south Baffin Island to a hospital in Ninga, Manitoba. In the above work, she remembers three social workers who took her on an excursion by car. The artist once said of the women in particular: “I could see them but they were unrecognizable as they wore hats that had lace pulled down in front of their faces and they each had purses.” Best known for her distinctive stone images of women lost in grief during private contemplation, Tunnillie’s feminist vision broadens notions of Inuit art. This exhibition of her work features some 60 sculptures and is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue.
May 21–September 11 Gallery 8
Curated by Darlene Coward Wight
Oviloo Tunnillie (Cape Dorset) This Has Touched My Life, 1991-1992, Serpentinite Woman and child: 42 x 48.5 x 26.5 cm Car: 7.5 x 23.5 x 11.4 cm Man: 47 x 22.5 x 13.5 cm Woman: 42.5 x 23.5 x 18 cm Collection du Musee canadien de l'histoire / Collection of the Canadian Museum of History, IV-C-5498 a-d. photo: Ernest Mayer Tunnillie portrait by John Reeves
CHAGALL: DAPHNIS & CHLOÉ Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
ussian-born artist Marc Chagall (1887–1985) was a pioneer of modernism. Picasso proclaimed that after Matisse, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.” Daphnis & Chloé, the latest NGC@WAG collaboration, features 42 lithographs, widely considered the crowning achievement of the artist’s career as a printmaker. The series depicts the semi-erotic tale written by the ancient Greek poet Longus. Through fanciful compositions and bright hues, Chagall expresses the pastoral idylls of the young goatherd Daphnis and the young shepherdess Chloé on the island of Lesbos. These prints highlight the artist's unique style, setting him apart from the main 20th-century pictorial currents followed by some of his contemporaries, such as Matisse and Picasso. Presenting Longus’ tale in chronological order, the exhibition includes the entire lithograph series, as well as a title page adorned with a hand-drawn portrayal of the two protagonists. Chagall created these colourful pieces in the 1950s, soon after meeting and marrying his second wife, Valentina.
May 28–September 11 Gallery 9
Curated by Sonia Del Re, NGC
Member Opening May 28, 7pm
Marc Chagall The Trampled Flowers, c. 1956–1961, printed in 1961. Colour lithograph on wove paper. 42 x 31.9 cm Gift of Félix Quinet, Ottawa, 1986, in memory of Joseph and Marguerite Liverant. © Daphnis & Chloé, Acc. 29763.37; Mourlot 342. © SODRAC 2016 and ADAGP 2015, Chagall ®. Photo © NGC
Move beyond the image with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s Music of the Impressionists Festival Oct 14–22 featuring Ravel’s Daphnis & Chloe. WAG members — show your card to save on regular ticket prices!
CHAGALL & WINNIPEG
n addition to Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé, the WAG is organizing a complementary mini exhibit. Chagall & Winnipeg tells the littleknown tale of friendship that developed between Chagall and former WAG Director Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt through a combination of letters, photographs, and works of art.
May 28–September 11 Gallery 9
Curated by Andrew Kear
Member Opening May 28, 7pm
Marc Chagall, Ferdinand Eckhardt, Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, and Valentina (“Vava”) Brodsky Chagall at Vence, France, 1959 Photograph Courtesy of The Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation
The story begins in the 1920s, when Valentina Brodsky becomes close friends with German composer Sophie-Carmen Gramatté and her first husband, German Expressionist artist Walter Gramatté in Berlin. Later that decade, he completed a haunting portrait of “Vava,” as Brodsky was known.
Following Gramatté’s death, Dr. Eckhardt and Sophie married in 1934, and it was through Sophie that Eckhardt met Brodsky. Even after they settled in Canada, the Eckhardts maintained close contact with Brodsky, who married Chagall in 1952. The Eckhardts eventually befriended Chagall himself and visited the artist at his home in southern France on several occasions in the late 1950s and 1960s. Chagall: Daphnis & Chloé and Chagall & Winnipeg offer a unique perspective on one of the 20th century’s most popular artists, juxtaposing Chagall’s romantic, dreamlike scenes with his connection to Winnipeg.
ESTHER WARKOV: PAINTINGS, 1960s-1980s
he WAG presented Esther Warkov’s first solo exhibition in 1964. Since then, the Gallery has acquired works that span the career of one of Manitoba’s most distinctive artists. This exhibition highlights a celebrated and defining period for Warkov.
of recurring characters—townsfolk, historical figures, insects, and engine parts. Her imagery is derived from old photographs, postcards, medical textbooks, and department store catalogues scavenged from local pawn shops and second-hand stores.
Warkov’s work was forged in Winnipeg’s North End. Her stylized motifs reveal the clear influence of Jewish folk art of the Eastern European immigrant community into which she was born, while her compositions pay tribute to modern Jewish artist Marc Chagall. Warkov’s motley scenes also integrate an array
Adamant her paintings do not tell specific or even coherent stories, Warkov invites viewers to meander, as one might through a found box of nameless photographs, simply revelling in the partial, provisional, and ultimately inarticulate strangeness of her painted worlds.
May 28–October 16 Gallery 7
Curated by Andrew Kear
Member Opening May 28, 7pm
Esther Warkov The Doll’s Room, 1980–81 Oil on canvas 183.3 x 198.5 cm Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift of an anonymous donor. G-84-42 photo: Leif Norman
QUA’YUK TCHI’GAE’WIN: MAKING GOOD
Opens June 11 Eckhardt Hall Mezzanine Gallery Skylight Gallery
Curated by Jaimie Isaac
n Anishnaabemowin, qua’yuk tchi’gae’win means the honour of righting a wrong. More than 150 years of the residential school systems, and forcible separation from family and cultural traditions in ceremony, life ways, and language, affected more than seven generations. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s executive summary and calls to action, the WAG acknowledges the experiences of Indigenous survivors and intergenerational survivors from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
Alex Janvier (Dene Suline/Saulteaux) No One Cares, 1971 Tempera on paper 45.7 x 61 cm Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, G-72-52 photo: Ernest Mayer
peoples. The exhibition reflects a profound understanding and inquiry of colonial trauma and ongoing injustices, but also reveals an enduring strength, resiliency, and courage. Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good brings together art from the WAG’s permanent collection and loans from the University of Manitoba, and incorporates related archival collections from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Throughout the exhibition, there will be films and dialogue from artists, curators, scholars, and community members.
hile continuing to exhibit some favourite works, Dr. Stephen Borys recently reinstalled Galleries 1 and 2 to feature a compelling new mix of art from the permanent collection. European Renaissance and Baroque Art: 1500–1700 (Gallery 1) presents a rich selection of 16th to 18th-century art originating from the leading artistic centres in Europe, alongside newly added sculpture and paintings by Inuit and Indigenous artists represented in the WAG’s growing collection.
Ongoing Gallery 1, 2
Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys
From aristocratic luxury to pastoral landscapes and views of daily life, The Academic Tradition in Europe & Canada, 1700–1900 (Gallery 2) reflects the establishment of European art academies, and the emergence of an artistic tradition in Canada, while presenting exquisite works from the recently acquired Salgo Trust collection.
s the largest and first true survey of work by Karel Funk, this retrospective celebrates the Winnipeg-born and based painter who is known for his portraits of loan figures. Funk's work is represented in collections of major museums, from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York to the National Gallery of Canada and the Los Angeles County of Museum of Fine Arts. This exciting display brings together paintings from across North America.
June 11–October 2 Galleries 5, 6
Curated by Andrew Kear
Member Opening June 10, 7pm
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The subtle evolution of Funk’s practice begins with his meditative portraits of hooded figures, responses to conflicting senses of intimacy and anonymity the artist experienced on New York subways. In his most recent work, the human form is abandoned. In its place, a coat or hood is painted with the same care and detail, albeit as a bundled, crumpled, and knotted abstract topography of folds and seams.
The figures that populate most of Funk’s paintings exude a silent contemplation that places them in dialogue with the post-humanist figurative painting tradition: from the Italian and Northern Renaissance, Dutch Golden Age, and Spanish Baroque to 20th-century American Scene painting and Photorealism. Funk’s works are unapologetically contemporary. In an age of mass surveillance and the 24-hour news cycle, the artist’s hooded avatars hover between expressions of anonymity and individualism, alienation and concealed delinquency, touching on themes of social conformity and spiritual transcendence. A fully-illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition with critical essays by WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Curator Andrew Kear, and Jarrett Gregory, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The exhibition also coincides with the release of a short film on the artist, directed by Caelum Vatnsdal (see page 22).
opposite: Karel Funk. Untitled #66, 2014. Acrylic on panel. 91.4 x 76.2 cm. © Karel Funk courtesy 303 Gallery, New York; above: Untitled #65, 2014. Acrylic on panel. 76.2 x 91.4 cm. Galerie Division, Montréal. © Karel Funk, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York and Galerie Division, Montréal, Montréal; Untitled #19, 2006. Acrylic on panel. 78.7 x 61.0 cm. Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. © Karel Funk, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York
OUR LAND: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE ARCTIC Opens October 1 • Galleries 8–9 • Curated by Darlene Coward Wight Our Land: Contemporary Art from the Arctic is the result of a collaboration between the Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Maryland. It was displayed at the Peabody Essex in 2004–2005 to honour the 1999 creation of the territory of Nunavut. The title, “Our Land,” is the translation of the Inuktitut word, Nunavut. After the establishment of Nunavut, the collections of art, archives, and artifacts from the Northwest Territories (NWT) were assessed, and ownership of the material from the eastern Arctic was transferred
to the new territory of Nunavut. However, much of the collection continued to be stored in the NWT at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. In February 2016, the WAG concluded a loan agreement with the GN that put in motion the transfer of approximately 7,500 works from the Heritage Centre and other locations to the WAG. Read more about this historic partnership on page 17. Our Land will be the first opportunity to view this outstanding selection of sculptures, prints, textiles, and new media in several years.
THE MAN WHO MADE TIME STAND STILL: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HAROLD EDGERTON Opens October 29 • Gallery 5 • Curated by Andrew Kear Called “the man who made time stand still” by National Geographic magazine, Harold Edgerton (1903–1990) invented the modern strobe light as a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the early 1930s. This exhibition brings together nearly 60 original photographs
acquired in 2013 by the WAG from MIT’s Edgerton Archive. While his photographs display an immense virtuosity, Edgerton never saw himself as an artist, or considered his images to be works of art: “I am an engineer,” he said. “I am after the facts. Only the facts.”
BOARDERX Opens November 19 • Gallery 7 • Curated by Jaimie Isaac BoarderX features international Indigenous artists that use snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing to demonstrate knowledge and relationships to the land. The artwork reflects cultural, political, environmental, and social perspectives related to the landscapes and territories we occupy. These boarding lifestyles
share synergies with Indigeneity, connected by an appreciation for the land and water. BoarderX reveals how culture, art, and board intersect. In this context, board culture works to examine contested spaces, political boarders, hybrid identities, and traditional territories.
VERNON AH KEE: CANTCHANT
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
Opens November 19 • Gallery 6 • Curated by Jaimie Isaac This large video, text, portraiture, and surfboard installation is by Australian contemporary artist Vernon Ah Kee. Ah Kee relies on his Aboriginal identity as a framework to produce art; his Indigenous familial identities are intrinsic to his work. A fitting pair with BoarderX, Cantchant is significantly layered—the surfboards and video connect cultural identities
to disputed territory around Australia’s beaches as it relates to ownership, conflict, and land claims. Ah Kee’s surfboards reflect traditional shield designs in the colours of the Australian flag, and on the flip side provide beautifully drawn portraits of family. The accompanying video shows Aboriginal surfers using the artist’s surfboards in fierce competition.
top-bottom: Jeannie Arnaanuk (Igloolik). Angakkuq (shaman) Coat, 1982. Caribou fur. 109 x 81.5 x 15 cm. On loan from the Government of Nunavut Fine Art collection, 983.011.001 a. photo: Ernest Mayer; Harold Edgerton. Bullet Through Apple, 1984. Dye-transfer print on paper. 40.6 x 50.8 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Angela and David Feldman, the Menkes Family, Marc and Alex Musso, Tory Ross, the Rose Baum-Sommerman Family and Shabin and Nadir Mohamed, 2013-88. photo: Ernest Mayer; BoarderX photo: Jordan Bennett. Vernon Ah Kee. Cantchant, 2009. 3 channel digital video installation, 6:50 minutes. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC
Professor Dr. Andreas Scholl, Director of the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, with the "Berlin Dancer."
OLYMPUS: THE GRECO-ROMAN COLLECTIONS OF BERLIN
After an incredible year-long run, the gods and goddesses of Olympus ended their Winnipeg stay in April. The exhibition broke the WAG record for school tour visits with over 10,000 children viewing the priceless collection. The Greek and Italian communities in Manitoba and beyond embraced Olympus, resulting in the WAG's highest number of supporters to date for an exhibition. Thank you to all our sponsors, partners, and volunteers for helping make this monumental show a reality! Title Sponsor Photography Courtesy
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INUIT ART CENTRE With the goal of breaking ground in 2017, the Inuit Art Centre initiative continues to advance. Strong support is now boosted by commitments from the Government of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg, and the private sector. As we expand relationships with partners in the North, the WAG is seeing ripple effects through projects like the long-term loan of the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collection (see page 17), and WAG@The Forks (see page 23). All these collaborations contribute to the larger mission of celebrating Inuit art, culture, and history with wider audiences. Housing the WAG’s world-renowned collection of Inuit art, the Inuit Art Centre will link North and South - culturally and economically - in a bold design. Keep in the loop on all things Inuit Art Centre via our new website: inuit.wag.ca
The Walrus Talks The Indigenous City at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m. Exploring Indigenous life in Canada’s cities through culture, business, politics, and more
Featuring Rosanna Deerchild Host of CBC’s Unreserved
Writer, curator, artist, and arts administrator
Actor, singer, and activist
Lindsay Knight, a.k.a. Eekwol Hip hop artist
Educator, painter, and poet
John Ralston Saul
Novelist and essayist
Zoey Pricelys Roy
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RARELY SEEN INUIT ART AT WAG The crates started arriving in February. Five shipments later, the Government of Nunavut’s Fine Art Collection is now on site at the WAG. This partnership between the WAG and the Governments of Nunavut and Manitoba allows the public to experience the rarely-seen collection until it has a permanent home in Nunavut. Carvings are on view now at the WAG, and these prints, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, and arts and crafts objects will be displayed at the WAG over the five-year loan. myWAG sat down with Doug Stenton, Director of Heritage for the Government of Nunavut (GN), and asked about his experience of organizing approximately 7,500 artworks for transportation. Stenton negotiated the terms and provisions of the agreement with the WAG, and provided direction on all aspects of moving Nunavut’s art collections from storage in Yellowknife, Peterborough, and Iqaluit. The successful transfer was achieved through the efforts of a large number of people at all the locations including a team from the WAG.
What is the significance of the partnership for the GN? In practical terms, the transfer presents the opportunity to inventory, evaluate, and document the collection, most of which has been in storage for 16 years or longer.
WAG Head of Curatorial Seema Hollenberg inspects a selection of carvings photo: D. Stenton. Courtesy of Government of Nunavut
Prints 3,412 Sculpture
Drawings & Paintings 1,332
Why was the GN interested in moving the collection to the WAG?
From a collections management perspective, this work is critical and will greatly facilitate the return of the collections to Nunavut. Much of this work can also be accomplished in educational and training contexts, thus providing opportunities for Nunavummiut to develop knowledge and skills in the arts and heritage sector by working on Nunavut’s collections.
The WAG approached the GN about the possibility of transferring some of Nunavut’s heritage collections to Winnipeg. Discussions were held over a period of a year or so, and through that dialogue a shared vision for collaboration with respect to Nunavut’s Fine Art Collection emerged.
It also has important implications for public awareness. The partnership with the WAG provides a unique chance to showcase Nunavut’s world-class art collection and raise public awareness of Inuit art and culture through exhibitions, catalogues, training programs, and similar initiatives.
The WAG’s internationally-recognized commitment to Inuit art and culture was a determining factor in the decision to transfer the collections. Equally important was the opportunity it presented to affirm Nunavut’s commitment to partnering and strengthening ties with the Government of Manitoba in areas of arts and culture.
What does the GN hope to see happen with the collection down the road?
• 3 shipments from Yellowknife, NWT
The GN is continuing with long-term planning for the eventual return to Nunavut of all of its heritage collections for the benefit and enjoyment of Nunavummiut.
• 1 shipment from Iqaluit, NU
Artifacts & Clothing
Transportation of GN Collection required: • 50 custom crates built by the WAG • 250 custom boxes and folders provided by the WAG
• 1 shipment from Peterborough, ON
FOR THE LOVE OF ART: CELEBRATING 65 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERISM Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Associates, For the Love of Art documents the history and ongoing pivotal role the group plays at the WAG. In 1948 a small group of women gathered with the goal of assisting the Gallery, at the time located on the third floor of the Winnipeg Civic Auditorium (today the Archives of Manitoba). In these early years there was much work to do, with only one Gallery employee in addition to the Director. The Associates supported the WAG in countless ways, from painting walls and developing art displays to organizing fundraising projects that allowed the Gallery to purchase significant artworks, including its first piece of Inuit art.
While the name of the group has evolved from the Women’s Auxiliary to the Associates, its mandate remains the same: to support the acquisition of art and art education for all ages. For the Love of Art chronicles the Associates’ activities and art acquisitions throughout the years. The WAG is grateful to the dedicated group of volunteers who produced this important history of the Gallery. The book can be purchased online at wag.ca/associates.
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation June 18–29 • Sail aboard Adventure Canada’s 198-passenger ship, the Ocean Endeavour, and explore the wild and beautiful Newfoundland coast. Listen to stories, tap your toes to infectious music, and share laughter with the famously warm-hearted folk. Keep an eye out for whales, icebergs, and seabirds! For more information, please contact: Associates of the WAG tour host Sue Irving at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chile & Argentina: Jewels of South America above: Members of the Women's Committee and the Arts Students' Club of the University of Manitoba, 1955. Front row (left to right): Virginia Berry, Beverley McNaught, Eileen Stewart, Eileen Abbott, Marjory Drache, Betty Richards, Rita Loadman, Louise Bernard. Back row: Ruth Gordon, George Swinton, Winston Leathers.
November 12–29 • Travel to two fascinating countries that offer a diverse range of Latin adventures: Chile and Argentina! Experience scenic landscapes, rich histories, distinctive art and architecture, amazing wines, and superb cuisine. For more information, please contact: Associates of the WAG tour host Bill Glanville at email@example.com
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Wednesdays, 8-11pm • 18+ Cash bar • Check out our lively new series of summer events under the skyline. Space is limited. Purchase a spot at wag.ca/events
Thursday, 6pm $70 • $65 for members Perfect for a special night out! Enjoy the WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program, featuring a three-course, exhibition-inspired meal at TABLE, followed by an exciting tour in the galleries. Reserve your spot online at wag.ca/feast or call 204.789.1290.
June 1 • Gallery Crawl & Trivia Night $20/person • $15/person for groups of eight. Bring your friends and join local quizmaster Cody van Dijk for a night of fun competition on the rooftop and in the galleries. Enjoy a drink on us and get in the game for a chance to win great prizes and prestige!
Chagall & French Cuisine June 16, July 14, Aug 11
June 15 • Mixology Party I $25/person Get tips from Forth bartender Josey Krahn while crafting and sampling cocktails to serve at your next party. Move to the galleries for creative activities between sips!
Our Land & Traditional Arctic Fare • Sept 22, Oct 20
Art for Lunch Alternate Wednesdays, 12:10-1pm Bite-sized programs over the lunch hour. Talks and tours are included with Gallery admission. Videos are FREE. Visit wag.ca/learn for details. May 11 • Video: Trick or Treaty? (80 min) May 25 • Curator’s Tour: Oviloo Tunnillie with WAG Curator of Inuit Art Darlene Coward Wight June 8 • Curator’s Tour: Chagall with WAG Curator Andrew Kear June 15 • Artist’s Tour: Karel Funk Sept 14 • Curator’s Tour: Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good with WAG Curator of Indigenous & Contemporary Art Jaimie Isaac
July 13 • Mixology Party II $25/person Meet Chad Cornell and Nancy Hall from Hollow Reed Holistic and learn to mix exotic elixirs made with raw or natural ingredients from your summer garden and beyond! Enjoy adventurous appy sampling and explorations in the galleries, then sit back and chill to the live vibes of Selci. July 27 • Mixology Party III $25/person Join craft cocktail celebrity, Joel Carlton from the Bee’s Knees Cocktail Collective, for an unforgettable tutorial on mixing, stirring, and shaking some of his signature drinks. Move to the galleries for fun activities in between!
Aug 10 • Great Scavenger Hunt $20/person • $15/person for teams of eight. Get ready for a night of strategy and sleuthing with a Gallery-wide scavenger hunt. Discover fascinating stories behind works in the WAG collection, then head up to the rooftop for some bevs at our fully-loaded pop-up bar. Aug 24 • Skyline Screening $15/person • $10 for groups of eight. Experience a doublefeature outdoor screening of the new Guy Maddin film, Bring me the Head of Tim Horton (30 min), followed by his classic film, My Winnipeg (80 min). Bring a cozy blanket to snuggle in as the sun sets...don’t forget some cash for our awesome pop-up candy bar!
FREE Film Nights Friday, 7pm • Presented by the National Film Board of Canada. June 3 • The Pass System (51 min) • Acclaimed Cree actor and activist Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall) narrates this investigative look into Canada’s hidden history of racial segregation. Round Table discussion to follow the film. Sept 23 • Two short docs in one night! Never Lose Sight (22 min) examines environmental realities in Nunavut, while Northern Challenge (22 min) explores ongoing transportation challenges presented by the Northern terrain. info at wag.ca/events
Qua'yuk tchi'gae'win: Making Good June 5, July 17, Aug 14, Sept 17 Tom Thompson & Group of Seven • May 15 Esther Warkov • May 21 & 29, July 3, Sept 11 & 25 Oviloo Tunnillie • May 22 & 28, June 11, July 3 & 23, Aug 20, Sept 4 Chagall • June 4, 12, 18 & 26; July 2, 10, 16, 24, 30; Aug 7, 13, 21 & 27; Sept 3 Karel Funk • June 19 & 25; July 9 & 31, Aug 6 & 28; Sept 10 & 18
FREE First Friday Night Tours June 3, July 1, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4 • 5-11pm On the first Friday of every month, admission to the WAG is FREE! Enjoy a casual and conversational approach to learning about art in the permanent collection galleries with one of our guides. For more First Friday details, see wag.ca.
Singles NEW Meet & Greet $25/person Get together with other professional singles without the online hassles! Bring a friend or come alone and take an interactive tour of the WAG collection. Participate in a series of lively group activities designed to encourage new relationships! Sept 11, 1:30-3pm • For singles in their 30s and 40s Sept 18, 1:30-3pm • For singles in their 50s and 60s
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
July 11–Aug 26 • Ages 6-10, 11-15 Week-long, Mon–Fri, 9am-4pm (early drop-off from 8:30am and pick up until 5pm) Campers will explore the gallery exhibitions, create art with professional artists, go on exciting field trips, and stage their own mini-exhibition at the end of the week. Free pizza on Friday. $225/week • Members $200/week Short week Aug 2-6 $200 /week • Members $180/week
July 11–15, Aug 8–12 Flying with Chagall • Up, up and away! Get inspired by the works of Chagall and create your own magnificent dreamscape.
The WAG marked a major milestone March 26 with the 80th anniversary of WAG Studio and the 30th anniversary of the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibition. WAG curator Alexander Musgrove launched the Gallery’s first Saturday Morning Art Classes in 1936, which are still conducted each fall and winter at WAG Studio, one of the oldest civic art gallery education program in Canada. WAG Studio alumni and instructors are among some of the country’s most wellknown artists. Since 1986, the Through the Eyes of a Child exhibit has highlighted the creations of the young people who attend art classes at WAG Studio. This year's show also included work by established artists, including Michael Boss, Elvira Finnigan, Wanda Koop, Tim Schouten, Jordan Van Sewell, and Diane Whitehouse.
July 18–22, Aug 15–19 Kicking it with Clay • Sculptures, sculptures everywhere. Take it all in and experiment with clay to make a fired work of art. Aug 2–5 (Short Week) The Painted Selfie • Take a selfie like you never thought you could… and discover who you really are.
July 25–29 Teen Mural Camp • Create a collaborative mural at WAG Studio and make new friends. Aug 22–26 Teen Daydreaming with Chagall • Discover Surrealism and make art that transcends reality.
Visit wag.ca/studio for details and registration.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
The March 26 celebration saw former students and instructors return to WAG Studio. L-R: Diane Lafournaise, manager of WAG Studio; Rachel Baerg, WAG Head of Education; Wanda Koop and Tim Schouten, artists and former students/instructors; Sarah Gurevich, WAG board member; Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO.
YOUTH PROGRAMS Group Summer Tours July–Aug Ideal for daycares, camps, teams, and schools looking for a creative way to spend the day. Choose from an array of interactive tours and workshops. Tour only: $60/group of ten Tour and Studio Workshop $120/group of ten (includes a 90 min tour, lunch room, and 90 min workshop) Visit wag.ca/bookatour to reserve your spot. Available in English and French.
$ Art Adventure 1 Activity Book Pick up this interactive Booklet booklet on your next WAG visit. Have fun with games and activities during your family’s tour through the permanent collections. Available in English and French. ART Adventure
Birthday Parties NEW! Maker pARTies
Family Fusion Get inspired with monthly DIY arts and crafts events. Stop by the WAG with your family and spend some creative time together! Drop-in between 1-3pm on select Sundays and holidays $20/family (2 adults & up to 4 children under 18) $10/family for members Visit wag.ca/family for details.
Friday evenings between 5-8pm, Saturday and Sunday between 11am-4pm $225 • $200 for members Leave the arrangements to us! Select a theme and give your child a fun and memorable birthday experience. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book today.
May 8 • Wind Chimes (Mother’s Day) June 19 • DIY Neck Ties (Father’s Day) July 24 • Painting Picnic; En Plein Air Aug 28 • Daydreaming with Chagall Sept 18 • Leaf Doodles Oct 30 • Drawing Machines Nov 27 • Art Maps
Monthly craft nights, Wed, 7-9:30pm Registration required MakerLab is a boutique series featuring local craft “rock stars.” Learn new skills and make an awesome handmade item for yourself or a loved one. May 11 • Body Goods with Tara Garcia of Mama Pacha June 15 • 3-Pocket Leather Pouch with Red Herring Supply Company’s Jan Castillo Watch for FALL MakerLabs! For MakerLab, OpenMake, and other WAG Studio events, visit wag.ca/diy.
Family Memberships For only $95, your family can become members of the WAG. Get great discounts on Family Fusion, Camps, Birthday Parties, Gallery admission, and much more. Visit wag.ca/membership for details.
Family e-News Be the first to know about family/youth programs at the WAG. Email email@example.com and start receiving seasonal information direct to your inbox.
Monthly craft nights, Tues, 7-9:30pm Drop in • No registration required Ages 8 and up • $10 Join us for a drop-in craft night hosted by local artist Erika Hanneson. June 14 • Block Print Beverage Cozies Coming this FALL attend Sharpie tie-dye, DIY cards, denim hacks, masks, and more!
FALL CLASSES Sept 17–Dec 3 • Ages 5 & up Less watching, more doing! Registration begins Aug 16. Choose from drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media, and more. Details at wag.ca/studio. PROGRAMS & EVENTS
SAVE THE DATE
Annual General Meeting June 21 June 12, 2-4pm FREE documentary
directed by Caelum Vatnsdal
Join us for the premiere followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with the artist.
Peek inside Victoria Beach’s award-winning cottages and lake houses designed by some of Winnipeg’s top architects. More at wag.ca/hometour
Attend and mark National Aboriginal Day with a tour of Qua’yuk tchi’gae’win: Making Good with WAG curator Jaimie Isaac.
1 venue 2 days 3 organizations 4 floors 5 workshops
June 23 & Aug 18
7-9:30pm • $45/person
OCT 15 • WINNIPEG ART GALLERY
Oct 1 center: Kenojuak Ashevak (Cape Dorset), Talelayu Opiitlu (Talelayu with Owl), 1979. Stonecut, stencil on paper, Co-op proof. 60 x 68 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift of Indian & Northern Affairs, Canada, G-89-630. photo: Ernest Mayer
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Winnipeg's all-night exploration & celebration of contemporary art.
Enjoy chill tunes, grab a drink, and get painting instructions from our entertaining studio artists as you help support WAG Youth and Outreach Programs. No experience necessary. For details & tickets visit wag.ca/events.
GALLERY SHOP PRESENTS
Shop + Art + Art-Making Coming June 2016 Find our new satellite location at The Forks!
Magical Thinking June 16–July 10 Artist Talk: June 16, 6:30-7:30pm, opening reception to follow Bee Kingdom Glass is a collaborative studio collective based in Calgary, Alberta. Ryan Fairweather, Tim Belliveau, and Phillip Bandura met at the Alberta College of Art and Design and built their own glass studio in 2004. Specializing in unique, low volume glassworks with vibrant colour palettes and subject matter, the studio’s practice is artful in nature versus the mass production of traditional factories. Presented in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council.
Gallery Shop’s carefully-curated collection of one-of-a-kind, handmade goods will soon be available at The Johnston Terminal. Shop the boutique, create art in our maker space, and see work from the WAG’s permanent collection.
WATCH for more info!
Members Reception June 23 Grand Opening June 25
We are honoured to be continuing the tradition of The Wah-sa Gallery, which for over 40 years specialized in Canadian Woodland Aboriginal art. The location at The Forks is meaningful, a meeting place for over 6,000 years, starting with early Indigenous peoples. First Nations and Métis art will be featured alongside the Gallery Shop collection you know and love, including Inuit art, jewellery, contemporary Canadian craft, and more.
With support from Nunavut Development Corporation, WAG@TheForks will build on our strong reputation of promoting Inuit artists, expanding it even further. We look forward to seeing you at The Forks this summer!
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Supporting community art For Good. Forever. In celebration of its 95th anniversary, The Winnipeg Foundation made a $950,000 grant to WAGâ€™s new Inuit Art Centre.
200-62 Albert Street | Winnipeg, Manitoba gurevichfineart.com | 204.488.0662 email@example.com 204.944.9474 wpgfdn.org Aqjangajuk Shaa (Cape Dorset) Woman Struggling with Goose, 1975. Stone. 39 x 42 x 29 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Hudson's Bay Company Collection. Gift of an anonymous donor, G-90-955 photo: Ernest Mayer
WAG SUPPORTERS The Winnipeg Art Gallery is grateful to the individuals, corporations, foundations, friends, and all levels of government that support the WAG’s many exhibitions, education programs, and fundraising initiatives. The following list recognizes contributions received between September 26, 2015 and February 1, 2016, as well as our ongoing government support. Government of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage Young Canada Works, Department of Canadian Heritage
Government of Manitoba
Bureau de l’education française under the aegis of the Canada/ Manitoba Program for Official Languages in Education Green Team Manitoba, Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities Heritage Grants Program, Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Manitoba Tourism, Culture, Heritage, Sport and Consumer Protection Winnipeg Arts Council The Children’s Heritage Fund of Winnipeg School Division
George Warren Keates Memorial Fund
Cholakis Dental Group Dorothy Anna Naylor Fund The Boeing Company The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation Winnipeg Art Gallery Legacy Fund
$5,000–$9,999 Melet Plastics Inc.
Anonymous Akman Construction Ltd. Alpha Masonry BMO Bank of Montreal James W. Burns, O.C., O.M., LLD Cambrian Credit Union Cibinel Architecture Ltd. Dana Claxton Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd. Dr. Joseph Partyka Medical Corporation Duraco Windows Ms. Ahava Halpern and Mr. Frank Lavitt Harvard Developments Inc. Rand Heidinger Leon A. Brown Ltd. Johnston Group Inc. KPMG LLP Ladco Company Limited Monopoly Realty Nova 3 Engineering Ltd. Donna and Bill Parrish Paterson GlobalFoods Inc. R.D. Sales Royal Bank of Canada Royal Canadian Properties Ltd. The Asper Foundation The Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Inc. Wawanesa Insurance Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
Anonymous Mr. Eduardo Aquino and Ms. Karen Shanski
Ruth and David Asper Scott Barham Ben Wasylyshen Design & Art Don and Connie Borys Patricia E. Bovey Teresa Burrows Katherine and Ken Drewniak William Eakin Curwin Friesen and Jill Weber Friesen Lila Goodspeed Sarah Gurevich Ms. and Mr. Genevie Henderson Leona Herzog David and Diane Johnston Mr. Blair and Mrs. Libby MacAulay Barry and Carol McArton Michael F.B. Nesbitt Bill Pope and Elizabeth TippettPope Portage & Main Development Ltd Ken and Lesley Powell Quintex Services Celia Rabinovitch Ione Thorkelsson Jordan Van Sewell W.H. & S.E. Loewen Foundation Inc. Mr. Rox West and Ms. Diane Payment Winmar Property Restoration Christian Worthington
Anonymous Ms. KC Adams Erin Armstrong Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Hazel Borys Haderra and Mark Chisick John P. Crabb Crazy in Love Photography Mr. Kerry Dangerfield Leah Decter Bryce & Nicki Douglas Dr. Ken & Lorna Thorlakson Fund Mr. Cliff Eyland Bill and Margaret Fast Family Foundation Holly Ann Friesen and Joel Kroeker Mr. John and Mrs. Gloria Ginakes Noam Gonick Takashi and Shih-Han Iwasaki Peter and Dana Jessiman Johanna and John Kassenaar Kepsco Construction Services Ltd. Helen Leeds Daniel Levin and Lilian Bonin Guy Maddin Bonnie Marin Alan and Erica McLaughlin Shana Menkis Ron and Sandi Mielitz Fund Ms. Paula Moreira Peter and Liivi Forster Family Fund Luther Pokrant Gerry and Barbara Price Anna Robinson Stantec Architecture Ginny Twomey and Terry Johnston Diane Whitehouse Kim Wiebe and Aubrey Margolis
Anonymous Mrs. Carole Abbott Ms. Joanne Abbott All Charities Campaign Patricia Allen
Mr. Neil Arnason Barometer Capital Management Inc Mr. Shaun Becker and Ms. Michelle Shmyr-Becker Ms. Pam Begg and Mr. Leo Brodeur Jamie Bell Shivaun Berg and Hilary Grocott Joyce and Bruce Berry Rod and Janice Biebrich Diane R. Biehl Jean Bissett Ms. Donna Blakeman Welch Marjorie Blankstein CM, OM, LLD D. Joan Blight Pamela and David Bolton Oliver Botar Mr. Bryan E. Boyer and Ms. Cynthia G. Stasila Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron Jerome Breslaw Enid Brown and David Robinson Mrs. Ellen and Mr. George Bruce John and Laureen Bulman Mr. Ed and Mrs. Linda Calnitsky Brett Carter and Maria Grande Katherine and William Cheater Madeleine Chisholm Shelley Chochinov Thor and Chrystyna Choptiany Stephen C. and Cynthia Cohlmeyer Dr. Yvonne C. Condell Ken and Lynn Cooper Meribeth Coyne Maxine Cristall Howard G. Curle and Beverley Phillips Ms. Ellen Curtis Robert G. and Alison Darling Heather De Smedt and Jeff Hartry Mary Dixon Hilary Druxman James Dugan and Mary Bawden John and Marilyn Ekins Elizabeth B. Armytage Fund Lawrence and Brenda Ellerby Connie Epp David and Anita Epp Mr. Charles Feaver and Ms. Maureen Matthews Dr. Steven Feldgaier and Ms. Sharon Shaydak Gilles Ferrand Ms. Karen Fletcher and Mr. Dick Forbes Sandra and Charles W. Foehr Kelly Francis and Rylan Reed Freig & Associates Ab and Susan Freig C. Kylea Fulton Randi Gage Ian Gateson Rosalie E. Gillespie Mrs. Barbara Goldenberg Ruth E. Gongos Ms. Joan Grandbois Jason Gren and Jillian PrestonGren Ms. Kimberly Halpenny Roy Halstead Ms. Luba and Mr. Robert Harasym Hat Trick by Nepenthe Studio Evelyn Hecht Ms. Martha Helgerson and Mr. Donald Houston
Brian Hirsch Gail Hitesman Candace Hodgins Charles Huband Audrey and Frederick Hubbard Empiricus Medical Corporation Mr. Bruce and Mrs. Laura Johnston Sophia Kachor Donald R. Keatch Monique and Brian Kiene Tim Killeen and Irene Hamilton Katherine Klassen Louise Klassen Brett Kolesnik Lois Kristjanson Ernest Gar-Ho Kwan and Jin Mei Li Alan Lacovetsky Barbara Latocki G.H. Lawler and Anne Lawler Cycelia Lazarowich A.S. and Gail Leach Robert Sim and Catherine Lee Maria Lee Victoria Lehman Bernard Leveille and Moira Swinton Mr. Mike and Ms. Mona Linton Mr. David Lipnowski Sandra Loewen and Harvy Frankel Mr. Dwight MacAulay Christie MacInnes Mrs. Judy Manning Linda Martin Ernest and Nancy Mayer Mr. Scott McCulloch and Ms. Liz Ling Pat McCullough and Chris Brown Erica McLaughlin Lesley McTavish and Al Heaton Maria Mitousis and Barry Gorlick Fred and Margaret Mooibroek Vera Moroz James and Alison Muir Duane Nicol Carole E. Osler Mr. Conrad Padilla Ms. Linda and Mr. Wayne Paquin John Paulsen Ms. Arlene and Mr. Merle Peters Nettie Peters Carol Philips Mrs. Marina Plett-Lyle Gordon Pullan Mark S. Rash Ms. Esther and Mr. Reynold Redekopp Patricia Reinart Laura Richman Henriette Ricou and Jure Manfreda James A. Ripley and Diane Jones Dr. G. A. and Mrs. Y. Robertson Jacqueline T. Romanow Renée Roseman Marjorie Russell and Roger Rigelhof Bonnie Russo Ms. Robyn Rypp and Mr. Arnold Usiskin Mr. Kevin Sanders and Ms. Alexandria Wojtas Constance Sarchuk Mr. Fred Schaeffer Charlene Scouten Betty Ann and Sam Searle SUPPORT
Pam Simmons SPR Quality Design and Installations Jennie Sylvia Squire Mr. John Stefaniuk Frits C. and Joan Stevens Jim Stewart Stephanie and Karl Stobbe Cliff Strachan P. Colleen Suche John and Marg Synyshyn Emöke J.E. Szathmáry and George A. Reilly Bette Jayne Taylor Ruby and Andy Tekauz Mr. John O. Tennant The Heights Salon Brigitte Thiessen Susan A. Thompson David and Sylvia Topper Jean Travis Leslie Turnbull and Rob Hilliard Tracey Turner Helga Van Iderstine Hans and Mary Veenhuyzen Philip Veness and Linda Ritchie Roy and Nancy Vincent Garnet Ward Faye Warren Marianne Wawrykow and Chris Kowal Donald and Florence Whitmore Ken Wiebe Paul Wiebe Catherine Wilkie Cliff and Heather Yaffe Mr. Richard L. Yaffe and Mr. John A. Statham Vicki and Graham Young
Tribute and Memorial Gifts
In Honour of Dr. Aubie Angel Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Honour of Carey Archibald Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Memory of Ruth Bredin Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Memory of Mary Beamish Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Honour of Steve Colley Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Honour of Ivan Eyre Mrs. Elaine Margolis In Memory of John Harvard Judith Slivinski In Memory of Garry Hilderman Judith Slivinski In Memory of Eta Kupca Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Hazel Borys In Memory of Douglas Leatherdale Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Hazel Borys In Honour of Michael Nesbitt Mr. Richard L. Yaffe and Mr. John A. Statham In Memory of Evelyn Seida Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Memory of Roderick Shiels Nancy and Ernest Mayer In Memory of James Stadnick Nancy and Ernest Mayer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ernest Cholakis Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group
VICE-CHAIR Jeff Baigrie Partner, Pitblado Law
CHAIR, FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE
EX OFFICIO WAG DIRECTOR & CEO
Hans Andersen Partner, Assurance PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Stephen D. Borys
Shane Paterson Corporate Development Officer, Paterson GlobalFoods Inc.
CHAIR, GOVERNANCE AND NOMINATING COMMITTEE
EX OFFICIO WAG DEPUTY DIRECTOR
H. Sanford Riley CEO, Richardson Financial Group Limited
Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction
Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction
CHAIR, HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
CHAIR, BUILDING COMMITTEE
Jeff Baigrie Partner, Pitblado Law
Kevin Donnelly Senior Vice President & General Manager, MTS Centre, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATES COMMITTEE
CHAIR, DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
CHAIR, WORKS OF ART COMMITTEE Fred Ford President/Board Chair, Manitoba Inuit Association
MEMBERS AT LARGE
WINNIPEG ART GALLERY FOUNDATION INC. APPOINTMENT
Herbert Enns Professor of Architecture, U. Manitoba & Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, U. Winnipeg
PROVINCE OF MANITOBA APPOINTMENT
Curwin Friesen CEO- Friesens Corporation Nick Logan Dwight MacAulay Chief of Protocol, Government of Manitoba Lisa Meeches Executive Producer, Manito Ahbee Festival
Sarah Gurevich PR & Communications Coordinator, ArtMoi Manju Lodha Artist, Creative Writer,Â and Multicultural/Multifaith Educator and Learner
CITY OF WINNIPEG APPOINTMENT Russ Wyatt City Councillor for Transcona Ward
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