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WAG Offering Free Guided Tour of Inuit Art Collection

February 2, 2016 7:01 AM | Entertainment

By Tyler Sutherland

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Winnipeg Art Gallery

The Winnipeg Art Gallery will run a free guided tour on Wednesday of the George & Tannis Richardson Collection of Inuit Sculpture.

Darlene Coward Wight, WAG curator of Inuit art, will lead the tour at 12 p.m.

“Assembled during the 1970s and early 1980s, the collection features sculpture by well-known artists such as Lukie Airut, from Igloolik, and Jimmy Arnamissa, from Inukjuak,” says Wight.

“Dramatic large-scale pieces include Airut’s depiction of a mother who drops her child from her amautik (parka) after clashing with a muskox, and Arnamissa’s scene of two men loading a kayak onto a kamotik (sled) for overland travel.”

Wednesday’s tour is part of the Art for Lunch program, taking place bi-monthly, and includes talks, videos, and tours occur over the lunch hour.

The exhibit contains 39 significant works and is on display until February 15.