On Wednesday, Free Press photographer Mike Deal captured the construction progress to date on the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s ambitious Inuit Art Centre.
Construction on the complex, located directly south of the existing art gallery, began last May with PCL serving as its construction manager. When completed, the $65-million complex will house the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
The four-storey, 40,000-square-foot centre, which was designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture to evoke the northern landscape, will connect to the main gallery by bridges on all levels. It will feature exhibition spaces, a glass enclosed visible art vault, a conservation facility, art studios and interactive theatre.
The centre is scheduled to be completed in 2020, in time for the province’s 150th birthday.