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WAG exhibit going out with a bang

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is packed this rainy Victoria Day weekend as art lovers took the opportunity to visit the recently opened gallery titled, 100 Masters: Only in Canada.  A visitor to the gallery looks at the impressive wooden sculpture by Robert Davidson titled, Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird, 2009. The show includs the works of major paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and many more. It will be open until August 18th. 130519 May 19, 2013 Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is packed this rainy Victoria Day weekend as art lovers took the opportunity to visit the recently opened gallery titled, 100 Masters: Only in Canada. A visitor to the gallery looks at the impressive wooden sculpture by Robert Davidson titled, Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird, 2009. The show includs the works of major paintings by Rembrandt van Rijn, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Claude Monet, Pierre-August Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and many more. It will be open until August 18th. 130519 May 19, 2013 Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press Photo Store Photo Store

The 100 Masters: Only in Canada exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery is drawing to a close on Labour Day, Mon., Sept. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the WAG is seeing it out with a street party.

From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be food vendors and live bands on the ramps and sidewalks in front of the WAG.

Over 52,000 people visited the exhibit, making it the highest attended exhibition in the WAG’s 100-year history, according to a release issued by the gallery Aug. 28.

The exhibit is available for viewing one last time from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call the WAG at 204-786-6641.

— Staff

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