Elevate your next meeting or event surrounded by stunning pieces of art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Housing the world’s largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art with more than 13,000 pieces, the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) is attracting global attention with the opening of Qaumajuq. This innovative, $65 million museum is dedicated to Inuit art and culture.
Qaumajuq in Inuktitut translates to “it is bright, it is lit” in English. The name celebrates the light that flows into the 40,000 sq. ft. building, designed by U.S. architect Michael Maltzan that reflects the landscape of the North. Qaumajuq is considered an important bridge between the North and South to deepen the world’s understanding of Canada and foster dialogue—bringing Inuit art to a larger audience by finding a respectful, celebratory way of presenting it in Winnipeg to your delegates.
Another critical element was the creation of the WAG’s Indigenous Advisory Circle, which played a key role in developing Canada’s newest iconic attraction, giving voice to Indigenous people (Inuit, First Nations and Metis) and providing leadership and counsel. This important achievement and collaboration set a path forward to other important milestones in reconciliation and inspires organizations and events to do the same.
A convention experience begins with outdoor projection of contemporary Inuit artwork available on the building’s exterior, setting the stage for a Insta-worthy photos and creating a welcoming “glow” to an evening event.
Moving inside is the WAG’s Eckhardt Hall, its main event space, which connects with Qaumajuq. By combining the two spaces, there is flexibility to create unique spaces for your conference. Dramatic lighting surrounds thousands of Inuit art pieces in the three-story high glass vault that will spark conversation and provide the perfect backdrop for an event.
In addition, the Learning Steps (Ilipvik Theatre) offers full audio-visual capabilities and configurable seating to suit event needs. It is an ideal venue for performance-based programming.
Exclusive, art-inspired culinary offerings accommodate and wow delegates by Circa Catering.
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The beauty and culture of Canada’s North at Qaumajuq will provide a memorable experience for delegates. Explore the Gallery Shop to select unique delegate bag and speaker gifts that will round out your event experience. Visit meetingswinnipeg.com to learn more about Winnipeg’s unique meeting venues.