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WAG breaks attendance records with 100 Masters: Only in Canada

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Crowds filled up the Winnipeg Art Gallery Monday, Sept. 2, the final day of the 100 Masters Exhibition. The WAG confirmed today that the show was attended by more than 60,000 visitors.

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Crowds filled up the Winnipeg Art Gallery Monday, Sept. 2, the final day of the 100 Masters Exhibition. The WAG confirmed today that the show was attended by more than 60,000 visitors. Photo Store Photo Store

The Winnipeg Art Gallery today reported that 100 Masters: Only in Canada exhibition, which closed Sept. 2 after a 115-day run, was attended by over 60,000 visitors, which makes it the best-attended exhibition in the WAG’s 100-year history.

"We knew the exhibition would be popular," WAG director Stephen Borys said in a statement. "But it succeeded far beyond our wildest expectations. The show had the strongest opening in the WAG’s history, and that momentum just continued to build resulting in a hold-over of the show for an extra two weeks. By the final weekend, visitors who had been away over the summer, and those who wanted to see it one more time, just poured in. It was incredibly exciting. 

"Not only did 100 Masters: Only in Canada set a new WAG attendance record with over 60,000 visitors, the exhibition set several other records including the highest sponsor support, program delivery, school outreach, and membership growth."

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