Spend an afternoon or evening enjoying some of Manitoba’s diverse arts offerings. Here's our list of great exhibits you don’t want to miss this month.

100 Masters: Only in Canada

May 10 to Aug 18, 2013 Winnipeg Art Gallery Works by some of the world’s greatest artists will be gathered under one roof for the Winnipeg Art Gallery's 100 Masters: Only in Canada! This blockbuster exhibition of "One hundred masterpieces to commemorate the WAG’s one hundred years" includes paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol from thirty museums across Canada and the U.S. 100 Masters: Only in Canada at the WAG

Tactile Desires

Jun 7 to Jul 28, 2013 Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Tactile Desires is from one of Canada’s most significant ceramists, Jack Sures—a multi-faceted figure whose exuberant and sensuous work traverses the categories of craft, fine art and public monument. In addition to offering a comprehensive look at his work, this retrospective will address his important role and influence as an educator and mentor. Tactile Desires: The Work of Jack Sures at AGSM

Prairie and Beyond I

May 29 to Jun 26, 2013 Portage & District Arts Centre Mike Grandmaison is passionate about creating exquisite images that reflect the beauty of Canada, and his award-winning imagery has been published worldwide. Prairie and Beyond I by Mike Grandmaison


May 31 to Jul 12, 2013 Martha Street Studio In Hotline, artist Dominique Pétrin will turn the gallery into an all-encompassing work of art. The exhibit will be comprised of hundreds of silk screened prints featuring Greco-Roman ornamentation, Music Hall theatrics, and Baroque kitsch motifs layered to create an immersive and visually cacophonous environmental experience. Hotline at Martha Street Studio

Far Country

Jun 7 to 28, 2013 Gurevich Fine Art Drawn to the horizon, Sue Gordon perceives it as a metaphor for hope and longing – a thin band of light on the edge of a bleak prairie. “The older I get, my ability to hope and the things that I long for have changed. Many of the horizons I now paint are obscured, as I feel I am unable to see things with the clarity I once had.” Sue Gordon at Gurevich Fine Art

Unikkaatuat/Inuit Stories

May 4 to Aug 18, 2013 Winnipeg Art Gallery Unikkaatuat/Inuit Stories features prints, drawings, and sculptures from the WAG’s collection of Inuit art. Artists from different generations across the Arctic have transformed traditional oral storytelling to visual artworks through a variety of artistic media.  They reveal their own interpretations of the natural and spirit worlds, creation myths, stories of heroes and their epic journeys, fabulous beings, animal fables, as well as accounts of true events and life experiences. Unikkaatuat/Inuit Stories at the WAG

Prairie Vistas

Mar 24 to Aug 4, 2013 Pavilion Gallery Museum Prairie Vistas covers the expanse of watercolour paintings, woodblock prints, etchings and engravings Walter J. Phillips completed for those special places he visited upon arrival in Manitoba up until he left in 1945 for the West. Prairie Vistas at John P. Crabb Gallery in Assiniboine Park