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Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 • Until May 3

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Elisapee Ishulutaq • Until May 31

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Wanda Koop: VIEW from HERE • Until May 31

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L. L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910-1920 • Until June 17

6–11 Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin • Opens April 26 COVER: Zeus, 2nd century AD. Marble. 55 x 25 x 28 cm. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin– Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. SK 68. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.

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The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture May 31–September 20

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Ron Mueck • June 13–September 27

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As fortune would have it, planning had already begun to bring a group of these classical treasures to Canada with an exhibition proposed for the Musée de la civilisation in Québec City. My own discussions with Québec and Berlin began in earnest, and after a number of trips to both cities to meet with colleagues, the Olympus exhibition was secured for the WAG.

The roots of the Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin exhibition reach back to June 2013, when I travelled to Berlin for the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit Art Centre project—meeting with colleagues and looking at examples of new and renovated museum buildings that set new standards in architectural design, object display, and program development. The Berlin excursion presented many cultural offerings, none more impressive perhaps than the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities), housed in the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin). The Altes Museum, Neues Museum, and the Pergamonmuseum—all situated on Berlin’s Museumsinsel (Museum Island), a UNESCO World Heritage Site—are home to this world-renowned antiquities collection.

Olympus is an exhibition of over 160 works dating from the seventh century BC to the second century AD, including marble statues and reliefs, bronze statuettes, terracotta vases, and jewellery. Rarely seen outside of Europe, the collection is one of the most significant classical antiquities holdings worldwide. This comprises over 4,400 stone and bronze sculptures, 9,000 Greek vases, and 14,000 gems and cameos, spanning 12 millennia. Originating in the 17th century with the Electors of Brandenburg, the Antikensammlung was built over three centuries and completed largely by 1900. Key archaeological excavations were undertaken in Italy, Greece, and Asia Minor at such sites as Olympia in 1845, Vulci in 1852, and Pergamon in 1878. The collection survived the Napoleonic Wars, two world wars, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Olympus explores the fascinating world of classical Greek and Roman art, mythology, and religion, reflecting the universal preoccupation with creation, the nature of deities and humankind, and the afterlife. Viewers have the unique opportunity to discover the twelve Olympian gods— the Dodekatheon—and learn about their personalities, attributes, and

deeds through representation in stone, bronze, and terracotta. Objects spanning centuries also mark the birthplace of architecture, language, law, medicine, sport, theatre, and much more that has come to define the heartbeat of modern culture. The arrival of Olympus in Winnipeg ends a 50-year antiquities drought in the city. In December 1964, the WAG presented The Treasures of Tutankhamun, an exhibition of 34 artifacts from the tomb of King Tut. More than half a century later, a breathtaking exhibition of classical antiquities has come to Winnipeg, marking a momentous occasion for the WAG, and the first time a major exhibition from the Antikensammlung der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin has been presented in North America. As you flip through the pages of myWAG, you’ll read about many other exhibitions, programs, and events in store for you at the Gallery this spring. Aside from the ongoing presentation of the permanent collection, including selections from the world’s largest collection of contemporary Inuit art, there is an enticing array of historical and contemporary shows featuring the work of artists from Winnipeg to London to Iqaluit. I hope you can find the time to spend a few hours at the WAG, once, twice, or perhaps three times if you really want to catch all of Olympus.

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Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 Canada’s Entry to the 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture Until May 3 • Gallery 5

Nunavut, which means “our land,” was established as a Canadian territory on April 1, 1999. 33,000 people (Nunavummiut) live in 25 communities in Nunavut, across a massive two million square kilometres. Over 60% of the population is under the age of 25. This region is above the tree line and has no highways connecting communities. See related event on page 18 and 21.

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Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 offers visitors a unique look at the relationship between architecture, land, climate, and culture. The project was first presented as Canada’s official exhibition at the prestigious 2014 Venice Biennale in Architecture, where it was honoured with a Special Mention. Celebrating Nunavut’s 15th anniversary as a territory, Arctic Adaptations is a teambased project initiated and led by Toronto-based design-research studio Lateral Office. It surveys a century of Arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. The exhibition comprises three integrated elements: 1) soapstone carvings of significant works of architecture; 2) topographic models and photographs of each of the 25 communities in Nunavut; and 3) a series of 15 architectural models with integrated animations projecting a 15-year vision for addressing current challenges in access to housing, health, arts, education, and recreation. Following the launch in Winnipeg, Arctic Adaptations will travel nationally to the Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehouse (June–Aug 2015); the Museum of Vancouver (October–December 2015); and the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary (January–March 2016), with additional venues to be added in 2016–17. The tour is co-organized by Lateral Office and the WAG.


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Elisapee Ishulutaq Until May 31 • Gallery 4 Curated by Darlene Coward Wight Everyday life in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, is drawn out before you in Elisapee Ishulutaq’s six-metre mural, commissioned by the WAG in 2014. Buildings, games, household jobs, and transportation dot the lively mural depicting spring and winter life. Using oil sticks on paper, Ishulutaq’s summer scene reflects her early life on the land. It includes a qammaq, a semi-permanent dwelling used year-round, with a frame of bones covered with scraped and fur-covered sealskins and insulated with peat moss in the winter. The more modern winter scene on the other side shows people entering and exiting buildings, such as a co-op store and a church, while an airplane and a helicopter take off from the runway in the background. Two themes of past and present revolve around a lake inhabited by humans and animals. The clear blue water connects visually with the sky, framing the mountains of the Cumberland Sound. Darlene Coward Wight, WAG Curator of Inuit Art, travelled to Pangnirtung with art supplies for the project and worked with Ishulutaq for five days in October 2014. The artist worked for two more days to finish the whimsical drawing. Ishulutaq is known for recording the intimate details of everyday life as she has lived it. Her use of multiple perspectives, employing frontal, profile, and bird’s-eye view in the same image, is also characteristic, and these unexpected shifts add interest and liveliness to her scenes. This major work reveals the scope and degree of innovation of Ishulutaq’s work.

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The artist lived a traditional camp life on the land until 1970 when she and her family moved into the community of Pangnirtung. Her involvement with the arts began in 1970–71 when she participated in an experimental print workshop. In 1973, she was one of the first artists to have designs in the inaugural annual Pangnirtung print collection. She has since created hundreds of drawings, many of which have been used as designs for tapestries created in the Pangnirtung (now Uqqurmiut) Tapestry Studio. In 2014, Ishulutaq was named a Member of the Order of Canada “for her progressive artwork and for her contributions to the cultural and economic health of her community as role model and mentor.” At age 90, she is still an energetic individual and a vital artistic force in her community. MyWAG | 3


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Wanda Koop: VIEW from HERE Until May 31 • Eckhardt Hall • Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys Wanda Koop’s new suite of paintings, VIEW from HERE, both affirms and disrupts two quite different genres: landscape and portraiture. Using ink and acrylic on canvas, these nine-by-seven-foot works use landscape tropes to compose immense and surreal human heads that seem to float in ambiguous space. Unmoored from any depiction of the body, their scale demands a paradoxical bodily encounter with the viewer, one that parallels the artist’s physical engagement with both medium and ground in creating them. Each of the eight heads recalls elements of one of Koop’s earlier landscape series, such as Satellite Cities, Native Fires, and Deep Bay, and all pose existential questions about who we are, how we are socially constructed, and what we understand about our relationship with the natural world.

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Koop is one of Canada’s most important and inventive contemporary artists. Her career spans over four decades and includes more than 50 major solo exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and numerous honours, including the Order of Canada in 2006. In 2010, the WAG and the National Gallery of Canada organized On the Edge of Experience, a comprehensive survey of her work that toured across the country. Known for charting new directions in painting, Koop pushes the boundaries of presentation and display with her monumental scale painting installations. Her practice explores scenes of urbanization, industrialization, and robotic technology as it interfaces with the natural world, asking the viewer to reconsider imagery that is delivered through both cultural history and contemporary broadcast media.


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L. L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910–1920 Until June 17 • Gallery 3 • Curated by Andrew Kear This exhibition features work by Manitoba artist Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890– 1956) that he created during the first decade of his professional career, including figure studies, industrial scenes, and landscapes—paintings, drawings, and prints. Unlike many of his North American contemporaries, FitzGerald did not study fine art in Europe. He rarely strayed from his home province, and then only for brief periods. Nonetheless, between 1910 and 1920, FitzGerald displayed a certain, if filtered and idiosyncratic, debt to late-nineteenth century French painters like Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro, who sought to record with honest immediacy the effects of light and atmosphere. FitzGerald originally encountered Impressionism through black-and-white reproductions in the art magazines at Winnipeg’s first public library, which opened in 1905. He likely saw American Impressionist canvases for the first time in 1910, during a two-month visit to Chicago, when works by William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, Edward Redfield, and others were displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago. FitzGerald’s first sustained encounter with Canadian disciples of Impressionism came after the opening of the Winnipeg Museum of Fine Arts (today, the Winnipeg Art Gallery) in 1912,

which often displayed canvases by eastern artists like M. A. Suzor-Côté, Clarence Gagnon, and Maurice Cullen. After returning from Chicago, the first works of art FitzGerald executed betrayed the influence of pre-Impressionist French and Dutch artists; they are tonal and more chromatically subdued than his output later that decade. One sees this especially in his 1914 monochromatic prints of urban industry. By 1918, he had adopted a high-keyed palette and was committed to a decorative naturalism. This is most clearly witnessed in the oil studies he painted en plein air in East Kildonan, Snowflake, and Winnipeg Beach. By decade’s end, gleaming canvases like Summer Afternoon, The Prairie mark the culmination of FitzGerald’s Impressionist period. L. L. FitzGerald’s Impressionist Decade, 1910–1920 reveals the artist’s deep interest in creating vivid and direct records of light and changing weather, and the fact that his efforts were largely homegrown only adds weight to what he accomplished.

TOP TO BOTTOM: Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (Canadian, 1890–1956). The Hudson River, c. 1922. Oil on burlap. 50.6 x 40.9 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift from the Estate of Arnold O. Brigden, G-73-328. L.L. FitzGerald at work (WAG–Fitzgerald-ACC700.005.1.1C). Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald. Summer Afternoon, The Prairie, 1921. Oil on canvas. 107.2 x 89.5 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, L-90

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Opens April 26 • Galleries 6, 7, 8, 9 • Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys and Angeliki Bogiatji, Project Curator, with Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl, Director of the Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Presented under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Werner Franz Wnendt Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Canada

His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Canada

His Excellency George Marcantonatos Ambassador of the Hellenic Republic to Canada

The Honourable Shelly Glover Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

Olympus brings to Winnipeg over 160 ancient Greek and Roman treasures from the Antikensammlung der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Collection of Classical Antiquities of the National Museums in Berlin). As the first major exhibition of classical antiquities in Manitoba in over half a century, these works form part of one of the oldest and most prestigious collections of ancient art in the world, drawn from the Altes Museum (Old Museum), the Neues Museum (New Museum), and the Pergamonmuseum (Pergamon Museum). Angeliki: What was it about the Berlin Collection of Classical Antiquities that made you want to bring it to the WAG? Stephen: I was in Berlin the summer of 2013 and visited the Altes Museum, the Neues Museum, and the Pergamonmuseum. I was struck by the collection, one of the finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the world, but never thought about it coming to Winnipeg. However, when the opportunity presented itself due to renovations to the museums, I thought, what a chance to bring to Winnipeg, to Canada, and to all our audiences, Greco-Roman treasures from the National Museums in Berlin.

I did some research into the last time there was a major antiquities exhibition in Winnipeg. Some smaller shows were here, but the most significant show of an ancient culture was in 1964 with the artifacts of The Treasures of Tutankhamun, the WAG’s first blockbuster show. Winnipeg deserves to see outstanding exhibitions such as Olympus. Not everyone will travel to the museums or the actual sources for these collections. Angeliki: Bringing Greek and Roman antiquities from Berlin to Québec City to Winnipeg involves a great deal of planning and coordinating. How do you organize a show of this size and complexity?

OPPOSITE: Hera, 1st century AD. Italy. Marble. 7.9 x 9 cm. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin– Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. SK 179. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.

Stephen: Firstly, at the highest level, this is really a diplomatic endeavour. Two countries and over 160 artworks that rarely travel. It’s one thing to send over a print or drawing, or a painting in a crate; it’s another to send life-size marbles, incredibly fragile terracotta vases, and other pieces that are thousands of years old. The physical transport is not only the biggest challenge, but one of the most expensive elements of the exhibition. How do you bring them over when in fact you’re not permitted to transport works by surface other than for a short distance? So it’s not as if they could travel by air to Toronto and then be shipped by train or truck to Winnipeg. They need to be transported by aircraft. continued on page 8

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“Berlin Dancer” 2nd century AD Italy Marble. 126 x 53 x 52 cm Copy after the Greek original from 120 to 100 BC.

What really fascinates me is how so many different areas, disciplines, and professions are influenced by Greek and Roman civilization.

Acquired in 1874 by the National Museums in Berlin.

Angeliki: Yes, the contributions from Greek and Roman civilization to architecture, medicine, philosophy, language, sport, theatre, and science all come together. No contribution stands out among them as they all evolve around the political system. Stephen: It’s interesting to look at these objects simply as art objects, as artifacts. We know they also represent individuals, ideas, philosophies, and mythologies. For an art museum, we can also think about how they will resonate with the contemporary public. Can you speak to how this collection is relevant today? continued on page 10 8 | SPRING2015

© Erica Guilane-Nachez

This exhibition will fill a 737 cargo plane completely. Transport is just the start of the process: uncrating, condition reporting, installing, and making sure everything’s on track until that opening day is a huge challenge. It involves couriers, conservators, preparators, designers, curators, and at all stages, the museum directors. Our colleagues from the National Museums in Berlin will be here overseeing the entire installation, and we will be caring for this priceless collection for an extended period.

Freestanding statue of a young woman dancing. Belongs to a series of Roman copies. She might have stood in a sanctuary as a votive figure, possibly representing a maenad (female follower of Dionysos), a dancer, or a flute player. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. SK 208. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.


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Attic black-figure neck amphora with Herakles and the Erymanthian Boar c. 530–520 BC Italy Terracotta. 39 x 26.2 cm (diameter).

Used as a storage jar for liquids like wine, but also for special, often ritual, occasions.

The vase depicts two of Herakles’ labours, one on each side. Herakles, naked, bearded, and carrying only his weapon, is about to tip the boar on top of the king.

Acquired in 1849 by the National Museums in Berlin.

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© Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin– Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. F 1849. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.

Altes Museum • Completed in 1830. Considered a triumph of German Classicism. • Features 18 Ionic fluted columns, an expansive atrium, and a sweeping staircase. • The rotunda, adorned with antique sculpture, is an explicit reference to Rome’s Pantheon. Neues Museum • Built from 1843 to 1855. • Suffered severe damage during World War II, after which it was left abandoned. • Major restoration work started in 2003. The Museum reopened in 2009. Pergamonmuseum • Constructed from 1910 to 1930. • Famous for its magnificent architectural reconstructions: the Pergamon Altar, Market Gate of Miletus, the Ishtar Gate and Processional Way from Babylon, and the Mshatta Façade. MyWAG | 9


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Angeliki: Mythology is a significant thread within this exhibition. Ancient Greek and Roman mythology connects to us today through modern culture. In Winnipeg, you will find many elements of Greek and Roman influence—just look at all the old bank buildings around Portage and Main. Stephen: I look at the artworks and am amazed by their workmanship, even though many are not in a perfect state of conservation or preservation. Discovered in the 19th century, “Berlin Dancer” is a Roman copy from the middle of the second century AD, after a Greek original from the first or late second century. Yet looking at the way the drapery and flesh are portrayed, and the movement of the figure, it’s a stunning work. Here’s a sculpture that is missing limbs, but the full essence of the work is still so powerfully conveyed. I am really curious to know some of your favourite works in the collection.

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Angeliki: The vases in this exhibition are remarkable for their technical excellence.

It’s extraordinary how the painter and the potter, often different artists, dealt with so many visual strategies to narrate a story. It’s rare to excavate whole pieces, and the ones in Olympus are amazing. Why do you think people should come to this exhibition? Stephen: Visitors can experience this art in so many ways: the gods and goddesses, myths, stylistic development, or through the eyes of a connoisseur. The opportunity for children in Winnipeg to study ancient civilization and view Olympus is inspiring. A child will recognize personalities that are referenced in novels like Percy Jackson and in films such as Hercules. These names and characters still penetrate our daily lives. We are working with local groups and scholars to build rich exhibition programming that will appeal to every age and interest. The generosity of the National Museums in Berlin is astounding. To have a small part of this incredible collection come to Canada, to Winnipeg, is historic and rewarding.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is a 2013 American film directed by Thor Freudenthal, based on

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the book series by Rick Riordan (Sunswept Entertainment 1492 Pictures, 20th Century Fox). Jason and the Argonauts is a 1963 British Greek mythology feature film (Morningside Productions, Columbia Pictures). Hercules is a 2014 American film (Flynn Picture Company, Radical Studios, Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures). The Mighty Hercules is an animated series (1963–1966) produced by Adventure Cartoon Productions. Based loosely on the Greek mythological character of Herakles, but using his Roman name Hercules. OPPOSITE: Torso of Artemis, 150 AD Marble. 106 x 45 x 34 cm. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin– Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. SK 61. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.


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May 31–September 20 • Mezzanine Gallery • Curated by Darlene Coward Wight

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The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture

The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture contains 39 significant works. Assembled during the 1970s and early 1980s, the collection features sculpture by well-known artists such as Lukie Airut, from Igloolik, and Jimmy Arnamissak, from Inukjuak. Dramatic large-scale pieces include Airut’s depiction of a mother who drops her child from her amautik (parka) after clashing with a muskox, and Arnamissak’s scene of two men loading a kayak onto a kamotik (sled) for overland travel. George T. Richardson (1924–2014) became the first Canadian-born Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1970, and served until 1982. During his tenure, the Hudson’s Bay Company moved its headquarters and archives from London, England, to Winnipeg, and transferred ownership from Britain to Canada. He developed an interest in Inuit art while travelling throughout the Canadian Arctic as Governor. Tannis Richardson is a dedicated supporter of the WAG and she was instrumental is initiating the Volunteer Committee’s Study Group program and Art to the Schools, which continue today. Additionally, Tannis chaired the Gallery’s organization of the landmark David Milne exhibition held in the late 1960s, and fundraising for the spectacular rotating front door of the new gallery building that opened in 1971.

In 1969, George Richardson built the first modern skyscraper in Winnipeg, the Richardson Building. He was a founding member of several community organizations, including Junior Achievement of Manitoba, United Way of Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Museum; served on many corporate boards; and supported numerous philanthropic endeavours. The WAG is delighted to showcase these important carvings, housed in trust as part of the Gallery’s world-renowned collection of contemporary Inuit art. The George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture catalogue is made possible through a generous gift by Douglas and Louise Leatherdale. The WAG is also grateful to Robert and Deirdre Kozminski for supporting the Richardson exhibition.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Lukie Airut. (Igloolik, b. 1942) Drum Dancer and Man with Boot Caught on Muskox Horn, 1982. Stone, antler. Collection of the Winnipeg Art

Gallery. Gift from the Collection of George and Tannis Richardson, 2011-55 Jimmy Inaruli Arnamissak. (Inukjuak, 1946–2003) Two Men Loading Kayak onto Sled, 1970s. Stone. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Gift from the Collection of George and Tannis Richardson, 2011-61.

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NGC@WAG presents Ron Mueck

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June 13–September 27 • Gallery 5 Co-organized by the National Gallery of Canada and the Winnipeg Art Gallery

UK-based Australian artist Ron Mueck is known for his startlingly realistic yet enigmatic sculptures that portray humans at key stages in life, from birth through middle age, to death. In works that are either monumental in scale or undersized, he explores the human condition and psyche, often conveying feelings of loneliness, vulnerability, and alienation. Mueck grew up making creatures, puppets, and costumes in his spare time, experimenting with materials and techniques. With no formal art training beyond high school, he began his career making models for television, film, and the advertising industry. After establishing his own production company in London to make models for the advertising industry, he began making highly realistic figures using fibreglass resin. In 1996, Mueck came to the attention of collector Charles Saatchi, who saw his half-sized figure Pinocchio in the studio of painter Paula Rego, Mueck’s mother-in-law. Saatchi commissioned more work by Mueck, who began with an oversized baby, as a response to the birth of his child and the baby’s sudden domination of the household. Mueck maintains an extremely high standard

of craftsmanship, beginning with clay maquettes and sculpting in fibreglass, silicone, and resin. Untitled (Old Woman in Bed) (2000) was inspired by the artist’s visit to see his wife’s ailing grandmother, a beloved member of the family. It depicts a tiny, vulnerable woman enveloped in hospital linens. The sculpture conveys a sense of deep compassion for the subject. Included in this exhibition are sculptures, maquettes, and preparatory studies. In 1997, Mueck achieved immediate international recognition when his Dead Dad appeared in the controversial exhibition Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, a show that one critic summarized as “realism with a vengeance.” - National Gallery of Canada, ngc.ca

Ron Mueck. A Girl, 2006. Mixed media, 110.5 x 134.5 x 501 cm. Purchased 2007 with the assistance of a contribution from F. Harvey Benoit and Dr. Lynne. Freiburger Benoit. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

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Sobey Art Award

This past year, the prestigious Sobey Art Award for contemporary Canadian art was presented at the WAG, marking a first for Western Canada. Nadia Myre was named the 2014 winner at a gala event on November 19. Listen to profiles on this year’s five regional finalists at cbc.ca/ideas. LEFT TO RIGHT: Evan Lee. Black Bloc Abstraction 1 & 2, 2013-2014 (background at left); 2013 Sobey Art Award recipient Duane Linklater announcing the 2014 winner; Chris

Curreri. Medusa, 2013 (foreground); Myre with Paul Kennedy, host of CBC’s IDEAS and emcee for the event; Graeme Patterson. Secret Citadel, 2013 (background); Sobey Art Foundation Chair Rob Sobey; Nadia Myre, Scar Project, 2005-2013. Mixed media on canvas. 30.5 x 30.5 cm each; 2014 Curatorial Panel Member Paul Butler flanked by Prairies and the North representatives Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber in front of Dumontier and Farber’s Library, ongoing project (background); Lancelot Coar and Oliver Botar; Joanne Sobey Hames with Sobey Art Award Curator Sarah Fillmore.​

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Baker Lake Carvings Evoke Simplicity and Honesty When Dr. Stephen Borys travels to the Arctic, highlights are visits with the artists, spending time in their homes and studios, and being close to their work. Returning to Winnipeg, he often finds himself in the WAG’s Inuit art vaults seeking out pieces by the artists he has just met.

Inuit artists who work in stone, bone, or antler prefer the term carver to sculptor, and their artwork—carvings rather than sculptures. It may seem like a minor point; however, the distinction is worth considering as it helps shift our perspective from the south to the north— and into the hands of the maker.

On a recent trip to Baker Lake, Nunavut, Borys read Marie Bouchard’s essay, An Inuit Perspective, which examines the idea of carving from an Inuit viewpoint. In Inuktitut, there is no single word for art or artist. Instead, as Bouchard points out, Inuit use terms like visual image and visual expression to describe the artistic process. But the desire to express themselves and ideas through carving is matched by the economic necessity of the exercise. Sheila Butler, who spent many years in Baker Lake, has said the object’s aesthetic value is appreciated even more because it is connected to physical and emotional survival.

Baker Lake Carvings, curated by Borys, featured the work of twelve Baker Lake artists, whose careers span the last five decades, the earliest piece from 1960 and the most recent from 2002. The carvings, from the WAG’s premier collection of contemporary Inuit art, are bold in their sculptural gestures, minimal in form, compact, unpolished, and filled with the images and stories of the people and the land. The carver’s stance is clear, as Bouchard states, facing us directly “in a manner that is forthright, simple, and honest.”

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Francis Kaluraq Martha Tikiq Nancy Pukingrnak Aupaluktuq Miriam Qiyuk Barnabus Arnasungaaq George Tatanniq Paul Toolooktook Simon Tookoome Toona Iquliq Vital Makpaaq Thomas Sivuraq David Ikuutaq Mathew Aqigaaq

Paul Toolooktook (Baker Lake, 1947–2003). Two Men Wrestling, c. 1960–1969. Stone. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Twomey Collection, with appreciation to the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada, 634.7

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INUIT ARTS CENTRE

Luke Anguhadluq. Canadian (Baker Lake, 1895–1982).Shaman Entering the Drum Dance, c. 1977. Coloured pencil, graphite on paper. © Public Trustee for Nunavut, Estate of Luke (Luc) Anguhadluq. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; acquired | SPRING2015 with 16 funds from Gulf Canada Limited, G-84-353


INUIT ART CENTRE

Qaggiq ka-gik

(a gathering place)

As planning continues for the Inuit Art Centre at the WAG—a state-ofthe-art building and innovative programming hub that will celebrate Inuit art and Indigenous cultures—it is guided by four principles: sanaugait (made by hand), nunamit (from the land), qaggiq (a gathering place), and inuniq (who we are). Darlene Coward Wight, WAG’s Curator of Inuit Art, describes qaggiq by referencing one of the works from the WAG’s collection—Shaman Entering the Drum Dance—by Baker Lake artist Luke Anguhadluq. Anguhadluq lived on the land until 1967 when, at the age of 72, he moved to Baker Lake in the Kivalliq region west of Hudson Bay. He had established a reputation as a successful hunter and camp leader, and soon became respected in his new profession as a graphic artist. He began drawing in 1967, and his work was included in the inaugural Baker Lake print collection in 1970. From that year onward, he was included in every collection until his death in 1982.

The WAG holds in trust the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, with more than 13,000 works representing more than 60 years of connection to the Arctic. The creation of the Inuit Art Centre will allow this extensive cultural resource to be shared widely, celebrating Inuit and Indigenous cultures through exhibition, research, education, and artmaking. For more information, visit wag.ca.

Drum Dance in an Iglu Anguhadluq’s wide-ranging imagery includes animals and the hunt, single figures, families, and community groups. The drum dance is a favourite subject.

Anguhadluq frequently mixes spatial perspectives. Here we see frontal views of the people within a bird’s-eye perspective of the snow house. A shaman, or angakkuq, can be seen entering the qaggiq through the outer passage, or porch. The shaman was a master drummer, and could use the rhythmic beat of the drum to initiate a seance within the large qaggiq. His hypnotic performance would allow him to enter into a mystical state and disappear on a journey to the spirit world. Rows of tattooed female faces generate an almost hypnotic rhythm as they sing to the beat of the male drum dancers. As one male performer tires, he lays the drum on the ground as an invitation for another to take up the dance. *This is the third in a series of features exploring the principles that guide the development of the Inuit Art Centre at the WAG.

Catch Michael Maltzan, architect for the Inuit Art Centre, at the Walrus Talks Arctic at the WAG. See ad on next page.

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“In the drawing Shaman Entering the Drum Dance, the community is gathered in a qaggiq, a large snow house often built on festive occasions for group activities that included games and drum dances,” says Coward Wight. The circular composition of the qaggiq reinforces a sense of communal unity. For additional works by Luke Anguhadluq in the WAG collection: wag.ca/art/art-search Available at Gallery Shop: • Postcard set from the WAG collection, including Shaman Entering the Drum Dance • Pencil crayon set featuring the Shaman Entering the Drum Dance On view at the Gallery: Elisapee Ishulutaq page 3 George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture page 12

Inuit Art Centre Travel Sponsor

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EXHIBITIONS

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On Television

2014/15 SEASON

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On Radio

Online and in Your Neighborhood Tickets available from $29!

plus applicable fees and taxes

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The Faerie Queen A ballet based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

APR 29-MAY 03 / 2015

Celebrating 50 years, thanks to you!

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Choreography John Alleyne Centennial Concert Hall with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra PRODUCTION SUPPORTER

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PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

OLYMPUS EVENTS FREE AUDIO TOUR in French and English included with admission.

Members’ Preview

Saturday, April 25, 1-6pm • Featuring 1:30pm lecture by Prof. Dr. Andreas Scholl, Director of the National Museums in Berlin’s Collection of Classical Antiquities. Watch for your invite.

Drop-in Tours

Join one of our tour guides for a look at Olympus: The Greco-Roman Collections of Berlin. Tour is included with Gallery admission. No registration necessary. Tours run on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. More dates are available online at wag.ca. May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31 June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Olympus Family Sunday Sunday, May 24, 1:30-4pm • Enjoy an afternoon of fun activities inspired by Olympus. See wag.ca for details.

Special Events/Programs Friday, May 1, 7pm • Wine & Words 2015 In partnership with Theatre by the River, a medley of local actors and celebrities performing written works themed to Olympus! See wag.ca for details. Wednesday and Thursday, July 8 and 9 • Antony & Cleopatra A special edited presentation by Shakespeare in the Ruins of this classic tale of mature love and imperial conquest. Set against the backdrop of pre-confederation Manitoba, the story will move you through the WAG…literally. See wag.ca for details.

Olympus Seminars • FREE Olympus seminars are fun, interactive sessions led by local experts in their fields. Discover the many different facets of the classical world: the art of ancient warfare; the role of animals in sacrifice and ritual; bioanthropology and the forensics of excavation sites; ancient medicine, writing, and poetry; and a hands-on exploration of archeological artifacts. All seminars run from 2 to 4pm. Saturday, May 31 • Ancient Warfare with Dr. Matt Maher and Dr. Conor Whately from the Dept. of Classics at the University of Winnipeg.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Corinthian helmet, 520-500 BC. Bronze. 26 x 28 cm. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen

zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. L 24. Triton, 350-325 BC. Marble. 131 x 56 x 41 cm. © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. SK 286. Photographer Johannes Laurentius

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Sunday, June 28 • Of Burials and Bones: Tales Told by the Dead with Dr. Amanda Blackburn, Anthropology Professor at the University of Manitoba. Saturday, October 24 • Animals in Antiquity with Dr. Michael MacKinnon from the Dept. of Classics at the University of Winnipeg.

Olympus Lectures • FREE The WAG will welcome distinguished scholars, lecturers, and thinkers from classics, architecture, archeology, anthropology, art history, theatre, cultural studies, fashion, and many more. Lectures start in fall 2015. Check wag.ca for more details and updated information. Sunday, September 25 • Ancient Fashion with Dr. Kelly Olson from the Dept. of Classical Studies at the University of Western Ontario, with cross-appointments in the Faculty of Law and the Dept. of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research.


PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

Film Nights@WAG • FREE

Olympus Flavours of Art

Explore the classical world through film with Dr. Laurence Broadhurst, from the Dept. of Religion and Culture and the Dept. of Classics at the University of Winnipeg. Discover the many ways in which film and popular culture have been influenced by the ancient world. Film clips and excerpts will be shown. Rush Seating.

Feast with the gods and goddesses. The WAG’s signature dinner-and-tour program features a three-course exhibition-inspired fixed-menu at TABLE, our rooftop restaurant. More dates are available online at wag.ca.

May 22, 7–9pm • From silent films to the Percy Jackson series, an eclectic overview of the ways the classical world has been depicted in film for more than a century. June 5, 7–9pm • A look at modern and more recent films and their take on classical subject matter in new and nuanced ways. Particular attention will be given to genre films that at first glance appear to have nothing to do with myth.

Thursdays, dinner is served at 6pm Tour begins at 7:30pm Dates and Tour Guides: May 14 • Dr. Stephen Borys WAG Director & CEO June 18, September 17 • Angeliki Bogiatji Project Curator July 23 • Dr. Lea Stirling Head of the Dept. of Classics at the University of Manitoba

THE WALRUS TALKS ARCTIC AT THE WAG Thursday, March 26, 7pm Eighty minutes of lively, thoughtprovoking ideas about the issues and opportunities that make the North truly unique. $15 Members/Students, $20 Non-members. See ad on page 18.

OLYM PUS

$80 Members, $85 Non-members

Dine at the top. New restaurant on the Penthouse Level. Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm Saturday & Sunday 11am–2pm Closed Monday 204.948.0085 for reservations Corporate Chef: Mark Andrew

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TEACHER’S CORNER

Through the Eyes of a Child

WAG Studio Spring Art Classes Spring is a great time to renew your creative energy! WAG Studio offers courses in drawing, painting, pottery, mixed media, sculpture, and animation. Classes are available for children, teens, and adults.

March 28–May 10 Each year hundreds of children and teens enjoy the challenge and delight of creating art through WAG Studio. Classes culminate in an exhibition of their work in a wide range of media. Come see this wonderful exhibition featuring young artists!

Registration is on now. Register and find more information at wag.ca.

Sneak Peeks for Teachers FREE Come to the WAG to preview

exhibitions and get inspired as you prepare for a school program visit. Show your Manitoba Teachers’ Society (MTS) card at the front desk to gain free access to new exhibitions on the dates listed below.

Ernest Mayer

Winnipeg Art Gallery presents

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OLYMPUS Friday, May 15 • 11am–9pm Saturday, May 16 • 11am–5pm

E-Newsletter

Want to get the latest WAG news for students and teachers? E-mail education@wag. ca to start receiving our Teacher E-Newsletter.

Art Professional Development for Teachers

Go to wag.ca/teachers to learn about a series of fantastic professional development workshops being planned in conjunction with Olympus throughout the school year! 22 | SPRING2015

FREE! Digital Teacher Resources

Visit wag.ca/teachers for access to a wealth of resources designed to meet Manitoba curriculum learning outcomes, including a pre-visit guide, digital classroom kits, and self-guided tour sheets for early, middle, and senior years, available in English and French. Folding mirror with Pan and Nymph (detail), c. 280 BC. Greece. Bronze. 13.5 cm (diameter). © Antikensammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin–Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Inv. no. Misc. 8148. Photographer Johannes Laurentius.

ENCORE APRIL 1 • 7 & 9:30pm APRIL 2 • 4:30, 7 & 9:30pm APRIL 4 • 4:30, 7 & 9:30pm

Tickets will be available in March at wag.ca


PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

Spring Break

Monday • Sense-sational Discover how artists use a whole range of colours, lines, and textures to appeal to our five senses.

Spring Break Art Camp – Every Child is an Artist

Tuesday • Who Am I? Find pictures in the Gallery to inspire your own self-portrait.

Monday, March 30 to Thursday, April 2 8:30am–5pm

Wednesday • Fin, Fur, and Feathers Hunt for animal art in the Gallery and go wild in the Studio creating an untamed work of your own.

Ages 6 to 12

$45/day • Non-members $50/day 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.

Spring Break Family Tours

Thursday • Myths, Heroes, and Monsters In anticipation of our upcoming exhibition Olympus, make a mythological work of art. Register at wag.ca/learn.

Enjoy the party...leave the arrangements to us! For more information, download our brochure online or contact 204.789.1290/education@wag.ca.

Tuesday, March 31 • Thursday, April 2, 1pm Included with Gallery admission. Bring your family and friends to an interactive tour at the WAG. Have fun with hands-on activities and learn about art in a way that’s engaging for all ages.

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GALLERY BALL 2014

Saturday, October 18

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

Amid spectacular surroundings, a merry crowd enjoyed lively music, fabulous fare, and the great Salvador Dalí—all to benefit the WAG’s youth outreach and education programs. Thank you to the 2014 Gallery Ball sponsors, donors, and guests who came together to raise $200,000 for young people in our community! See more photos at galleryball.wag.ca. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP RIGHT: Artist Jordan van Sewell with Gallery Ball 2014 Co-chairs Catherine Maksymiuk, and David Carr; John Statham, Alison Darling, WAG Foundation Member Robert Darling, Aaron Margolis, Rachel Margolis, WAG Foundation President Richard Yaffe, Suzi Bonk, Dianne Lieberman, Mayor Brian Bowman, and Tracy Bowman; Gallery Ball 2014 committee; with Brian Jungen’s Vienna looking on, the crowd awaits the live auction. Brian Jungen. Vienna, 2003. white polypropylene plastic chairs. 125 x 850 x 130 cm. National Gallery of Canada; The Solutions; Daniel Friedman, Marlene Stern, and Rob Dalgliesh on the red carpet; WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Board of Governors Chair Dr. Ernest Cholakis, Kim Roblin, Presenting Sponsor 1832 Asset Management Senior Vice President Don MacDonald, and Hazel Borys.

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THE ASSOCIATES

TRAVEL TOURS

Insight, Understanding, and Adventure July 17–29 • Heart of the Arctic Expedition What better way to experience Canada’s last frontier, and its most exotic landscape, than through the artistic outpourings of its people in their land? Inuit art has a history of over 4,000 years and each work tells a story. Carvings of stone, bone, and antler emerge from the Arctic landscape as a mother and child, or a dancing polar bear. Prints illustrate life in the communities and have become soughtafter by collectors. Weavings and wall hangings expand the traditional

sewing skills of women and are a highly personalized art form. Adventure Canada’s 2015 Heart of the Arctic travel tour to the Canadian Arctic and Greenland brings people together with local hosts to learn about regional customs, sample local food, and connect with Inuit art. A highlight for art lovers will be visits to the communities of Kinngait, Kimmirut, and Pangnirtung, and meetings with established and emerging artists.

Join WAG Director & CEO Dr. Stephen Borys, his wife Hazel, and son Roman, on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition for the whole family. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the artists create, and do a little shopping! For full details on the itinerary, please visit adventurecanada.com. For more information, please contact The Associates of the WAG. Host: Lila Goodspeed at 204.255.4139 or lilag@mymts.net.

Annual Stamp Sale Friday, April 10, 11am–9pm • Saturday & Sunday, April 11 & 12, 11am–5pm

Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto

The Associates of the Winnipeg Art Gallery present the 53rd Annual Stamp Sale featuring worldwide stamps for all collectors. Attend and view a great selection of stamps and postcards during this annual fundraiser. More at wag.ca/events. MyWAG | 25


GALLERY SHOP Presents

Wave at the WAG 2015 • March 20–April 12 View the works of over 20 Manitoba artists from the Interlake’s Wave Studio Tour • Artists reception March 20, 6–9pm

Rand Heidinger Solo Exhibition May 8–June 7 Artist reception May 8, 6–9pm

TAKE A PIECE OF OLYMPUS HOME

GALLERY SHOP

Inside Out: New Works by Charlene Brown • February 20–March 15

Gallery Shop is located on the main floor of the WAG, no admission is required. Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm, Friday, 11am–9pm, Closed Mondays. 26 | SPRING2015

The Gallery Shop is excited to open a new location connected to the Olympus exhibition! All items have been carefully curated to please the gods and goddesses.

Amanda Onchulenko. Community Support (detail)

GALLERY SHOP


SUPPORT THE WAG

WAG Board of Governors Chair Ernest Cholakis Dentist, Cholakis Dental Group

Vice-Chair Jeff Baigrie Partner, Pitblado Law

Past Chair Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction

Chair, Building Committee Kevin Donnelly Senior Vice President & General Manager, MTS Centre, True North Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Chair, Development Committee Scott McCulloch Chair, Finance and Audit Committee Hans Andersen Senior Manager, Audit and Assurance Group PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee Alex Robinson Business Development Manager, Graham Construction

Chair, Human Resources Committee Tom Carson Senior Fellow

President, Associates Diane Biehl Chair, Works of Art Committee Doneta Brotchie FUNdamentals Creative Ventures

Ex Officio Stephen Borys WAG Director & CEO

Members at Large Hennie Corrin Herbert Enns Professor of Architecture, University of Manitoba & Director, CISCO Innovation Centre, University of Winnipeg

Frederick G. Ford President/Board Chair, Manitoba Inuit Association

Curwin Friesen CEO, Friesens Corporation

Naomi Levine Lawyer

Dwight MacAulay Chief of Protocol, Government of Manitoba

Ovide Mercredi Lisa Meeches Executive Producer Manito Ahbee Festival

Winnipeg Art Gallery Foundation Inc. Appointment Tom Carson Senior Fellow

Province of Manitoba Appointments Manju Lodha Artist, Creative Writer, and Multicultural/Multifaith Educator and Learner

Valerie Shantz Director, Integrated and Strategic Planning, University of Manitoba

City of Winnipeg Appointment Jason Schreyer City Councillor for Elmwood – East Kildonan

WAG Annual General Meeting June 25, 2015 More details to come. MyWAG | 27


SUPPORT THE WAG WAG Donors July 26, 2014–January 26, 2015

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Drs. Maria and Milt Lautatzis Naomi Levine Darryl and Shauna Levy William H. and Shirley Loewen Graham C. Lount Family Foundation Mauro Family Foundation Nick’s Inn Restaurant Eva Stubbs John Verogos Roxroy West and Diane Payment The Winnipeg Rh Institute $500-$999 Acryl Design Ltd. Averbach Family Fund Kathleen Campbell Michael Edwards Sean Edwards Ann Feierstein Max Feierstein Investors’ Group Charitable Giving Foundation Leonard H. Kahane Johanna and John Kassenaar Daniel Levin Ron and Sandy Mielitz Fund Gerry and Barbara Price John A.M. Statham Carol and Daniel Stockwell Ginny Twomey and Terry Johnston Richard L. Yaffe Anonymous (2) $100-$499 Carole Abbott Paula Achtemichuk France Adams and Stephen Brodovsky Brian Akins Trish Allison-Simms Jay and Judy Anderson Philip Ashdown Mark Bernstein Rita Bienvenue David and Gillian Bird C. Jean Bissett D. Joan Blight C.D. Bredt and J. Cameron Doreen Bromley Doneta and Harry Brotchie Enid Brown and David Robinson Richard and Joyce Brownscombe Ellen Bruce Carol Budnick John and Laureen Bulman David Carr Stephen C. and Cynthia Cohlmeyer Kay Condra Gerald H. Couture Meribeth Coyne Margaret Cuddy H.G. Curle and B. Phillips Derwyn and Mary Shirley Davies Franca Degrazia Nancy Dillow Claire Dionne H.E. Duckworth Shirley Duckworth


SUPPORT THE WAG Orvie Ellis Deb Fast and David Wiebe Steven Feldgaier and Sharon Shaydak Gilles Ferrand Elaine Finnbogason Freig & Associates Cathy and Trevor Gamble Rosalie E. Gillespie Barbara Goldenberg Ruth Gongos Evelyn and Larry Hecht Ted and Gail Hechter Martha Helgerson and Donald Houston Gail Hitesman Charles Huband Analee Hyslop Phyllis Ilavsky Harry Ingleby Bruce and Laura Johnston Els and Kevin Kavanagh T. Killeen and I. Hamilton Janet Kinley Katherine Klassen Susan and Keith Knox Stephen Knysh José Koes D.M. Kristjanson Lois Kristjanson and Helga Kristjanson Katarina Kupca and Bartley Kives G.H. Lawler and Anne Lawler Cycelia Lazarowich Heather Lindsay Donald J. MacDonald Dr. Douglas MacEwan Vernon S. MacKelvie Carol A. and Richard Macoomb Catherine Maksymiuk Judy Manning Elaine and Neil Margolis Lynne McCarthy and Claude Davis Scott McCulloch Ron and Sandi Mielitz Vera Moroz Grange Morrow and Linda Hamilton Sharon and Mel Myers Number TEN Architectural Group Carole E. Osler John Paulsen John and Janine Pennington Prof. Nettie Peters Carol Philips Marina Plett-Lyle Bill Pope and Elizabeth TippettPope Juta Rathke Amy Richmond and James Hanley Henriette Ricou and Jure Manfreda James A. Ripley and Diane Jones Yvonne and G.A. Robertson Gisela Roger Renée Roseman Robyn Rypp and Arnie, Beth and Jacqui Usiskin Kevin Sanders

Brent Schacter Fred Schaeffer Lucille Schmidt Charlene Scouten Betty Ann and Sam Searle Bob Somers Frederick and Edith Simpson Jennie S. Squire Emöke J.E. Szathmáry and George A. Reilly Ruby and Andy Tekauz Susan A Thompson Erik Thomson and Nicola Spasoff Betsy Thorsteinson and Brad Caslor David and Sylvia Topper Ray Turner Marianne Wawrykow and Chris Kowal Donald and Florence Whitmore Paul Wiebe Clifford and Heather Yaffe Donn K. Yuen John and Elizabeth Zandstra Anonymous (12) Tribute and Memorial Gifts In Honour of Pam Cameron and Ray Fillion Barbara I. Robertson In Honour of Doren Roberts and Nicole Fletcher Freig & Associates In Memory of Patrick Boyce Natasa and Francis Juck Mr. Leonard Karr Christine Knoll Leona MacDonald and Douglas Riske Maggie Martin Number TEN Architectural Group Betsy Thorsteinson In Memory of Dorothy “Jick” Cormack Nancy Dillow Gary Essar Ernest and Nancy Mayer Jean Smallwood Kathleen Campbell (to Curatorial) In Memory of Hope Kahane Leonard H. Kahane In Memory of Dr. William Lakey Anonymous In Honuor of Dr. Doug MacEwan Johanna & John Kassenaar In Memory of Fred McQueen Mouzon Richard L. Yaffe and John Statham In Memory of Constance Pillgrim Eva Stubbs In Memory of Murray Stern The Symaks Other Support Arts Stabilization Manitoba Children’s Heritage Fund, Winnipeg School Division Winnipeg School Division

Gallery Ball 2014 Presented by 1832 Asset Management Art and Gallery Partner Gurevich Fine Art Host Bar Courtesy of Storm Catering Catered by Storm Catering Media sponsor Winnipeg Free Press Auction Sponsor Adesa Auctions Floral design by Beyond Flowers The Camel Studio Charleswood Florists Fache Floral Designs The Floral Fixx Freshcut Downtown McDiarmid Flowers Dessert & Coffee Sponsors ANNA Cake-ology Chocolatier Constance Popp Dessert Sinsations Café Lilac Bakery Special Thanks to: Caspin Group Doneta Brotchie Tom Carson Flavia Fernandez/ Ma Vie en Vin National Leasing Ron Paley The Solutions Corporate Tables Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP Akman Construction Ltd. BMO Bank of Montreal Border Glass & Aluminum Cibinel Architects Ltd. Conviron The Fork Renewal Corporation McFadden Benefits & Pension Ltd. Monopoly Realty Nova 3 Engineering Ltd. Number TEN Architectural Group Pollard Banknote Pricewaterhouse Coopers R.D. Sales Scotia Private Client Group Winnipeg Airports Authority Winnipeg Building & Decorating Ltd. Auction donors Adventure Canada Aevi Salon Air Canada Alter Ego BCBGMAXAZRIA Bella Moda Ben Moss Jewellers Browns Calm Air Canadian Art Producers Candie and Dolls

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2015 SUMMER ART CAMP teens

Weekly themes based on our Olympus exhibition.

LEGO®, architecture, sculpture, and more! July 6–Aug 21 9am–4pm

Donate your used LEGO to WAG Summer Art Camp for a special offer and a chance to win!

Early drop off • Late pick up WAG member $200 Non-member $225

LEGO®, the LEGO logo, DUPLO, the Brick and Knob configuration, and the Minifigure are trademarks of The LEGO Group which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this building event.

Visit wag.ca for details. Registration is on now.

What are you doing this spring break? See page 23 for kids and family activities.

Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Winnipeg Art Gallery 300 Memorial Boulevard Winnipeg, MB R3C 1V1

myWAG Spring 2015  

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