Public Art Galleries

From the time our Aboriginal forebears dabbled in natural pigments to paint on rock faces, art has been a vital part of Manitoba's landscape.

From Inuit soapstone carvings to multimedia installations, art speaks a language of its own to visitors at public galleries across the province. 

Stroll along a scenic pool in the sculpture garden at Gallery in the Park in Altona, where you'll find works by some of the province's most inspired artists. 

Browse through the large collection of Aboriginal and Metis works at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba in Brandon. And drop by Dauphin's Watson Art Centre and the Portage and District Arts Centre and Gallery to see watercolours, pottery and carvings inspired by wildlife, city life and the Manitoba muse.

You'll find dazzling pieces of Inuit art at the Eskimo Museum in Churchill and at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, where you can peruse European Renaissance and baroque art, Group of Seven works and an eclectic collection of contemporary pieces. Stay after hours to groove to a Jazz on the Rooftop concert or drop in at midday to sit in on an Art for Lunch talk.

La Galerie at Centre culturel franco-manitobain in St. Boniface is the place to see new works by local, national and international francophone artists.

And you'll enjoy the views indoors and outdoors at Assiniboine Park's Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and the Pavilion Gallery Museum, which exhibits works by prominent Manitoba artists alongside Winnie the Pooh art and artifacts - in case you didn't know, the bear who inspired A.A. Milne's Pooh tales is named after Winnipeg.