Stephen Borys Travelblog
"Master" or "Masterwork?"
Stephen Borys, Director and CEO, exhibition curator
The subtitle for the WAG exhibition, Only in Canada, calls for some clarification. A few years ago, as the curator of Western art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio, where I also taught in the art history department, I...
Feb 27, 2013
100 Masters--the real thing!
100 Masters: Only in Canada is truly a historic assembly of one hundred works of art from twenty-eight museums in Canada and two in the United States, along with ten pieces from the WAG’s permanent collection. The selection of the artwork is divided evenly between Canadian and non-Canadian...
Feb 25, 2013
"the best thing in the way of art to be seen in Western Canada."
From its establishment in 1912 as the first civic art gallery in Canada to its role a century later as one of the leading visual arts institutions in the country, the history of the Winnipeg Art Gallery is inextricably linked to the principle that the cause of art is the cause of the people. In...