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EXHIBITIONS

The Inuit Art Centre Project

Ongoing • Mezzanine Gallery Curated by Dr. Stephen Borys

The WAG holds the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art. Amassed over the last 60 years, this amazing collection of over 13,000 carvings, drawings, prints, textiles, and new media is matched by an outstanding record of 160 exhibitions and 60 publications. To celebrate the art and the people who have created these works, the WAG is building an Inuit Art Centre (IAC), the first of its kind in the world. In this new exhibit, architectural renderings, sculpture, and photography outline key aspects of the project: the vision for the Centre, the design process, and a brief history of Inuit art at the WAG. The IAC will be a centre for exhibitions and programs, research and learning, studio practice, and artmaking. It will be a gathering place—a community hub for exploration, dialogue, and inspiration—bridging Canada’s North and South.

INUIT MICHAEL ART MALTZAN CENTRE ARCHITECTURE

INUIT MICHAEL ART MALTZAN CENTRE ARCHITECTURE

VIEW OF GALLERY FROM ENTRY

VIEW OF CEREMONY GALLERY

Galleries and a visible vault will display thousands of works of art through dynamic exhibitions, programs, and interactive spaces. Classrooms and studio spaces will offer opportunities for creative learning and artistic production, inspired by the images and ideas from the collection. Situated next to the existing WAG building, the IAC will bring the power and beauty of the North to its neighbours in the South, and change the way our kids learn about the Arctic. The Centre will be a transformative place led by the images and stories from the art, the people, and the land.

clockwise from top left: Aerial view of Inuit Art Centre and Winnipeg Art Gallery; View of Inuit Vault; View of Inuit Gallery; View of Indigenous Gallery (with view of Manitoba Legislative Building); all images courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture

6 | WINTER2015

Profile for Winnipeg Art Gallery

myWAG winter 2015-2016  

24 page magazine containing articles about upcoming and current exhibits, along with information on upcoming events.

myWAG winter 2015-2016  

24 page magazine containing articles about upcoming and current exhibits, along with information on upcoming events.

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