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WAG Counting Down to ‘100 Masters’ Spring Exhibition

February 3, 2013 8:40 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Art GalleryIf you’ve been noticing strange wooden crates popping up around town lately, it’s nothing to be worried about, it’s all part of an upcoming exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

The crates, which feature nothing more than an artist’s signature, are part of a lead up to 100 Masters: Only in Canada, an exhibition opening at the WAG on May 11. The exhibit will include works from some of the biggest names in visual art, from Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Matisse, Warhol, Picasso, and Monet, and others.

The 100-day countdown began earlier this week at 100masters.wag.ca. Each day the website will reveal a new artwork that will be appearing in the exhibition.

“We chose to mark our centenary by organizing an exhibition that celebrates what is truly great about Canada and its cultural holdings,” said WAG executive director Stephen Borys. “You could call it a love letter to our sister institutions, a thank-you to them for their support over the last century.”