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June 04, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Social Psychology of Happiness
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Talk & Tour: The Social Psychology of Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

Join Aaron Weidman from the Social Cognition & Emotion Lab at the University of British Columbia to unlock the facts and science behind some of The Happy Show’s assertions about well-being. A walk through this interactive exhibition tour will include ample opportunity for Q&A with Aaron and a member of the museum’s curatorial team.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8* | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: https://socialpsychologyofhappiness.eventbrite.ca

*Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

June 06, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Picturing Happy: Photography Workshop with Katie Huisman

Picturing Happy: Photography Workshop with Katie Huisman

Presented in partnership with Arts Umbrella and Capture Photography Festival, this special one-day photography workshop with instructor Katie Huisman is designed for teens wanting to take their photography to the next level. Participants are encouraged to explore composition and creativity while shooting on location in museum and outdoor settings. This course is a great opportunity for teens (ages 13-18*) who want to build a photography portfolio! The workshop will include a special tour of Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show and a related photography tutorial: “Picturing Happy.” Water and healthy snacks are provided; lunch is available for an extra fee.

*Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission: Youth (ages 13-18) $85 | MOV Members (ages 13-18) $65 | Add $10 for catered lunch
Get Tickets: https://picturinghappy.eventbrite.ca (Limited space. Registration deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015)

About the workshop instructor:

Katie Huisman is a photographer, visual artist and educator in Vancouver, BC.

Based on her experience in both contemporary art and commercial photography, She has created a series of workshops and lectures that she offers at photography festivals, photo clubs, and public and private educational institutions in Vancouver.

Katie regularly shows her work in art galleries and artist run centres in Vancouver and curates photography exhibitions that facilitate socially conscious dialogue. She feels that it is important to communicate something viable in a photograph. She encourages this within her students by acknowledging photography as a universal medium that anybody can use to share their vision and perspective.

Commercially, Katie shoot's lifestyle advertising and editorial work for a broad Canadian and International client base.

www.katiehuisman.com

           

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

 

 
June 07, 2015 / 2:00 PM
Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city | Jun 7
the city before the city
 
Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city
 
Join us for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s landmark exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city. This afternoon event will feature Howard Grant, Musqueam First Nation councillor and exhibition advisory committee member, in conversation with Hanna Cho, MOV’s curator of Engagement & Dialogue, for a discussion that delves into the historical, cultural and political significance of the exhibition and its making, as well as the evolution of Musqueam people’s 9,000 year history in Vancouver. We will invite questions and conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition: From the importance of traditional teachings, to the revitalisation of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language, and to the history of relationships between Indigenous and settler societies in Vancouver.
 
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth | FREE MOV Members
 
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June 18, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Money & Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Happy Hours: Money & Happiness

The relationship between time, money, and happiness is a complex one. People often fail to use their money in happier ways. How should you spend your money to maximize the happiness you gain from your time? Learn more from award-winning researcher Ashley Whillans of the Social Cognition & Emotion Lab at the University of British Columbia.

Part of a series of fun and brainy talks exploring happiness, paired with a visit to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, plus mingling and drink specials.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: https://moneyandhappiness.eventbrite.ca

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

June 26, 2015 / 6:30 PM
Rain City Chronicles | GUTS

Rain City Chronicles | GUTS
 
Join Rain City Chronicles for a summer evening of storytelling and song inspired by Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show at the Museum of Vancouver. Experience this astonishing exhibition, hear true tales about GUTS - stories of relying on your instincts, acts of bravery, and the organs inside you.
 
Show hosted by Museum of Vancouver, experience produced by Here There.
 
Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-10:30pm
Admission: General $28 | MOV Members $20 | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Available online through Rain City Chronicles. Please note that tickets are non-refundable.
 
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.
 
The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:
 
July 02, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Roots of Happiness
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Talk & Tour: The Roots of Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

How do choices, nature, spirituality, and the conditions of children’s lives impact happiness? Psychological researcher Dr. Mark Holder of the University of British Columbia will discuss this question. During an interactive exhibition tour, Dr. Holder will explain his positive psychology research.

Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: https://rootsofhappiness.eventbrite.ca

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

July 09, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Happy Cities

Happy Hours: Happy Cities

Urbanist and Happy City author Charles Montgomery and developer/community activist Mark Shieh will discuss how planners, city builders, and everyday people can become design activists who fix broken cities and improve our lives.

Part of a series of fun and brainy talks exploring happiness, paired with a visit to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, plus mingling and drink specials.

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

August 06, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Happy Story

Talk & Tour: The Happy Story

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

Explore The Happy Show with the Museum of Vancouver’s Director of Curatorial & Engagement, Gregory Dreicer, for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition’s journey to Vancouver. This informal tour and Q&A is an opportunity to learn more about the inspiration for bringing The Happy Show to Vancouver, the impact it has had on visitors, and the museum’s approach to social engagement.

Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders