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WAG’s ‘100 Masters’ Exhibit Smashes Attendance Records

June 26, 2013 9:32 AM | Entertainment

Winnipeg Art GalleryA seasonal exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery that features works from some of the world’s most renowned artists has smashed attendance records.

100 Masters: Only in Canada opened on May 11 and has already brought in more than 17,000 visitors.

“This exhibition was a tremendously ambitious project for the WAG to undertake, and we couldn’t be happier with the response from the community,” said WAG director and CEO Stephen Borys. “Visitors are just amazed at seeing so many great artists — Rembrandt, Renoir, van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Rodin, Picasso, and others — all in one space.”

Borys says many visitors plan to return later this summer to see what they couldn’t the first time. He expects the turnout to be just as steady until the show concludes.

Every Tuesday and Thursday the WAG presents One Master at a Time, where curators present 15-minute insights into individual works of art in the exhibition. Exhibition tours are held at 2 p.m. on selected Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission to 100 Masters: Only in Canada includes a free audio tour narrated by Jeff Douglas, host of CBC’s “As It Happens,” and souvenir booklet.