100 Masters will be spending a little more time at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
So far more than 40,000 people have toured the show, making it the most successful exhibition in the gallery's 100 year history.
The exhibit, which features works by artists including Rodin, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Picasso, Warhol, Carr and others was scheduled to close August 18th. It will now remain open through September 2, which will be the final chance for the public to tour the galleries.
"This exhibition has obviously resonated with people, making it the best
attended show in the WAG's history and a fitting tribute for the WAG's centennial," says Stephen Borys, WAG director and CEO. "We are anticipating final
attendance of 50,000."100 Masters: Only in Canada
has also given the WAG a boost in membership numbers, with a 269 per cent increase over the same period last year.
Detail of Emily Carr's Big Raven, 1931. Oil on canvas. Emily Carr Trust; Vancouver Art Gallery (Trevor Mills)
The WAG has further expanded its already extended hours to accommodate traffic. Hours of operation for the WAG and the Gallery Shop until the close of the exhibition are:
Monday, Tuesday: 11am-5pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-9pm
Monday, September 2: 9am-5pm