Picasso in Canada

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) , Femme assise, 1927. oil on canvas .130.8 x 97.8 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario, purchase, with assistance from the Women's Committee and anonymous contributions, 1954. 63/44 © Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016) 

MAY 13-AUGUST 13, 2017

For more information on Picasso at the WAG and related programming, visit picasso.wag.ca.

Get ready for Manitoba’s first major showcase of work by Pablo Picasso in over 40 years. This summer, the WAG presents Picasso in Canada and Picasso: Man and Beast, two exhibitions highlighting the many sides of Picasso, who remains one of the greatest artists of all time. 

As part of the WAG's Canada 150 celebrations, Picasso in Canada brings together 35 artworks by the artist, including paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, and ceramic works. Drawn from art museums across Canada and private collections, the exhibition spans five decades of Picasso’s artistic production, offering a range of well-known themes and images, including intimate portraits of five of Picasso’s lovers. Among these pieces is Seated Woman, arguably the most renowned painting by Picasso in a Canada. 

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) , Head of a Man, 1967. brush and black in on paper. 74.9 x 56.5 cm. Art Gallery of Ontario, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bregman, 1988. 88/360  © Picasso Estate / SODRAC (2016) 

Related Programs & Events

Past Programs & Events

  • Picasso Members' Preview

    See the best of Picasso from collections across the country in Picasso in Canada, alongside Man and Beast. The Vollard Suite of Prints, featuring the artist's rarely displayed, masterpiece etchings and drypoints.

    Friday, May 12 from 7pm to 10pm

  • Film: Pablo Picasso: The Legacy of Genius

    Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, August 13

  • Winnipeg Festivals

    Find us at the festivals this summer for Roll-a-Picasso Portrait, a FREE art-making workshop for kids and families!

    Saturday, June 10 to Sunday, August 13

  • AGM of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Annual General Meeting of the Winnipeg Art Gallery

    Thursday June 22 at 6:30pm

  • Special Guided Tours

    Friday, June 23 to Wednesday, August 9

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