INNOVATING THE ART MUSEUM
Art is a voice that invites a response. Art challenges us to think critically, encourages us to feel deeply, and inspires us to take action.
For millennia, Inuit artists have spoken through art. Today, the Winnipeg Art Gallery holds in trust more than 13,000 Inuit artworks – each one with stories to tell. Sharing these stories with the world is at the core of the WAG Inuit Art Centre project.
Beyond creating a gallery to display the collection, we are developing a unique sharing space for all. Artists, Inuit, various partners and community leaders have collaborated to envision a vibrant gathering place where all are welcome and where everyone’s stories are told and heard in a true spirit of reconciliation.
The WAG Inuit Art Centre will be an engaging, accessible space where you will experience art and artists in new ways.
Here, you will sculpt side-by-side with a master carver and curate your own exhibition from your phone. Virtual reality and other technology will offer direct connections to the land, people and culture of the North.
We look forward to hearing your stories when the WAG Inuit Art Centre opens its doors in 2020, Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.
Innovating the Art Museum
The WAG Inuit Art Centre will change the face of art and what an art museum means to you. Here, art will be elevated from viewed objects to shared stories, connecting you to art and artists in unexpected ways.MORE
A Legacy for Our Community
The iconic WAG Inuit Art Centre building evokes the beautiful northern landscape and will be a legacy to inspire and engage generations to come.MORE
Immerse Yourself in a Rare View of Art
You will step inside the WAG Inuit Art Centre and be greeted by a stunning, three-storey high glass vault, filled with thousands of Inuit carvings.MORE
Performers, Elders, storytellers, educators, filmmakers, artists and other knowledge carriers will share their voices. Technology will create connections to people and classrooms in the North, across Manitoba and beyond.MORE
The largest single gallery space devoted to Inuit art and culture, featuring innovative programming and dynamic integrations of old, modern and contemporary works.MORE