WAG Tour Looks at Building’s Architecture

WAG Tour Looks at Building’s Architecture

By David Klassen

The Winnipeg Art Gallery usually shows off others’ works of art, but its own building is a story itself.

Architectural historian Susan Algie from the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation will be giving an in-depth tour about the WAG’s architect, design, and the history of the structure.

The WAG was built in 1971 and regarded as one of the finest late-modernist buildings in the country. The tour will examine the state of preservation of Winnipeg’s modernist buildings, situating the Winnipeg Art Gallery building in its architectural context and look at the role architecture has played in rejuvenating Winnipeg’s downtown since the 1970s

The tour will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 4 and 25. Admission is free but space is limited. To reserve a spot, call (204) 786-6641 ext. 227 or e-mail nfletcher@wag.ca.

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