It’s well publicized that the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s latest exhibit was an attention-grabber. And now, “100 Masters: Only in Canada” has become the most successful exhibit in WAG’s history.
The exhibit closed September 2 after a 115-day run that attracted more than 60,000 visitors to see artwork by the world’s most famous artists.
“We knew the exhibition would be popular,” said WAG director Stephen Borys, “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.”
Borys said the exhibit attracted visitors from across the province, Canada, the U.S. and from various parts of the world.
The exhibit bid farewell over the Labour Day weekend with a street party.