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April 26, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Were | April 26

Join MOV and a cast of wild characters on Saturday April 26th at our spring party, "Where The Wild Things Were." Don your finest local animal species-inspired sartorials in support of our major 2014 exhibition: Rewilding Vancouver.

Date: Saturday, April 26th, 2014
Time: Doors at 7pm | Show & performances start at 8pm (ends at 11:30pm)
Admission: General $15 Early Bird / $17 Advance / $20 at Door | MOV Members/Students/Seniors $12 Early Bird / $14 Advance / $20 at Door
Get Tickets: http://wherethewildthingswereapril26.eventbrite.ca

Be warned, this is not your everyday endemic animal species themed dance party. Arrive early to get expertly transformed by face painting artists Spirit Love, as a fox, grizzly bear, sea otter, or fauna’d human. Mingle and moonwalk with human-plant hybrids, as personified and performed by costumed members of The Romance Project and the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. Get on the dance floor with electronic music composer and DJ Sweet Anomaly or sit back and enjoy the handcrafted analog visuals by the creative minds Mind of a Snail.

Theme: think local plant and animal species. Cougar, black bear, coyote and sword fern. Remember a lot can be achieved with a few well placed pieces of flair.

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund. Wine sponsored by Mark Anthony (Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery).

April 27, 2014 / 1:00 PM
MOV Members Only Curator Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with J.B. MacKinnon | April 27

The first major exhibition on urban historical ecology in Canada, Rewilding Vancouver features 12 tableaux that mix taxidermy, material culture, projection and sound to reveal the natural “understory” of familiar Vancouver locations. Join us for an intimate, members only talk and tour with guest curator J.B. MacKinnon (co-author of The 100-Mile Diet). Rewilding Vancouver applies locally the global themes in MacKinnon’s recently published book The Once and Future World, which has been nominated for three non-fiction awards. Explore the rich natural world of Vancouver's ecological history in an exhibition that shows how we shape nature and how nature shapes us.

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 1:00pm
Admission: MOV Members attend free | Pre-registration required, space is limited
Get tickets: https://membersrewildingtourapril27.eventbrite.ca

Not a Member yet? You can purchase your membership and reserve your ticket at https://membersrewildingtourapril27.eventbrite.ca or over the phone at 604.736.4431 ext. 0.

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.

May 01, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Vancouver Imagined: The Way We Weren’t, with Jason Vanderhill | May 1

The art of city building has always required many talents. Builders and architects are often remembered for their accomplished constructions, but architectural illustrators have frequently been overlooked. This collection of plans depicts architectural and urban projects that were proposed in Vancouver at different historical periods but never materialized. Join guest curator Jason Vanderhill for a discussion and in-depth look at these works by architectural illustrators, who are the often unsung artists of a city's built environment, and explore the vital role they have played and continue to play in helping us imagine Vancouver. 

Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 Adults | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members attend free | Pre-registration strongly recommended
Get Tickets: https://vancouverimaginedtourmay1.eventbrite.ca

May 22, 2014 / 6:30 PM
Cartographies of Empire: Canada and the Komagata Maru | May 22

Join writer and documentary filmmaker Ali Kazimi from York University and scholar Dr. Renisa Mawani from the University of British Columbia for an evening of dialogue and conversation on the living legacies of the Komagata Maru Episode. Engaging with issues of identity, racism, and history, the panel will investigate questions of Vancouver’s unique role in the Komagata Maru story, narratives of Empire and exclusion, and the potential parallels and echoes of that event that resonate today. Guest Curator Naveen Girn will moderate.

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Admission: By General Admission | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: https://cartographiesofempiremay22.eventbrite.ca

The evening will also feature a screening of clips from Kazimi’s landmark documentary Continuous Journey. This event is part of a series of programs that coincide with the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition, Unmoored: Vancouver’s Voyage of the Komagata Maru.

100 years ago, 376 British Indian passengers on board the Komagata Maru were denied entry into Canada. While moored in Burrard Inlet for two months, the passengers were racially discriminated by local and international powers intent on keeping Canada “a white man’s country.” In 2014, this event remains an important marker of our inherited history and a launching point from which to imagine our collective future.

This program is part of the 1914-2014 Komagata Maru: Generations, Geographies and Echoes Project: www.komagatamaru100.com. Support for this program is provided by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation. Additional support in media outreach provided by explorASIAN 2014.

June 05, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with Viviane Gosselin | June 5

The first major exhibition on urban historical ecology in Canada, Rewilding Vancouver features 12 tableaux that mix taxidermy, material culture, projection and sound to reveal the natural “understory” of familiar Vancouver locations. Guest curated by J.B. MacKinnon (co-author of The 100-Mile Diet), Rewilding Vancouver applies locally the global themes in MacKinnon’s recently published book The Once and Future World. Join us for an in-depth talk and tour with MOV Curator of Contemporary Culture Viviane Gosselin, who will delve into the details of the exhibitions striking roster of artifacts and design.  

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 Adults | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members attend free
Get tickets: http://rewildingvancouvertourjune5.eventbrite.ca

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.

June 08, 2014 / 3:00 PM
Forage: Local Species Stroll | June 8

Understanding what, where and how certain species are present in our local urban environment is a mystery to most of us. Join the MOV and guest expert Garliq from the Urban Herb School for a plant identification and herbal foraging walk in the lush Vanier Park area where the Museum of Vancouver is located. Discover the small yet abundant pockets of wilderness that surround us in our urban environment and learn about how they can benefit us. Take steps toward a way of living that is dramatically different from that of which many of us are used to, and bring yourself closer to nature.

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Time: 3:00pm exhibition exploration/3:30pm mini-tour of Rewilding Vancouver | 4:00pm start of outdoor walk
Admission: $22 General | $16 MOV Members, Seniors, Students & Youth | Includes admission to Rewilding Vancouver. Tour starts at the MOV and departs into the immediate vicinity. Rain or shine with light exertion, please dress appropriately.
Get tickets: http://foragestrolljune8.eventbrite.ca

Through a combination of ancient, largely forgotten knowledge and more recent scientific discoveries, uncover the nutritional and medicinal properties of the oft-ignored plants that grow all around us: whether through the cracks in the pavement or in our parks. We’ll convene at the MOV at 3:30pm (come earlier to explore Rewilding Vancouver – included in the ticket price) for a brief introduction, and then set off together into Vanier Park and the surrounding neighbourhood for a crash course in herbal identification. We’ll learn to spot and recognize the benefits of such species as plantain (plantago major), burdock (arctium lappa), tansy (tanacetum vulgare), and many more.

*This walk will be held in rain or shine. The tour begins in the MOV and ends in the immediate, surrounding neighbourhood. Please expect light exertion, and dress comfortably for walking and for the weather.

Presented in partnership with the Urban Herb School. Funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.

July 13, 2014 / 10:00 AM
Family Exploration Day: Hands-On with Rewilding Vancouver | July 13
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Step into the wild through a hands-on, family-friendly day of exploration of the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver! Tackle mysteries of the local food chain, ecosystems, and explore questions about "what belongs" in a wild urban environment through puzzles, art activities, and storytelling.

From 10am-3pm, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will present special sessions where families are invited to touch and explore local specimens, and learn about adaptations and biodiversity.

Perfect for families and children of all ages, activities, special music, and a roving photographer makes for a great day exploring Rewilding Vancouver!

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 10am - 5pm | Beaty Museum facilitated sessions until 3pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | 4 and under free | Family $38 | MOV Members free
Get tickets: http://rewildingfamilydayjul13.eventbrite.ca

MOV gratefully acknowledges the Education & Outreach team at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum for their support of this special family-friendly day at the Museum of Vancouver. The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education and outreach. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

This program is presented with support provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City fund, and is part of the Museum of Vancouver’s Rewilding Vancouver exhibition, presented by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, which explores the city’s nature as it was, is, and could be.

August 07, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with Viviane Gosselin | August 7

The first major exhibition on urban historical ecology in Canada, Rewilding Vancouver features 12 tableaux that mix taxidermy, material culture, projection and sound to reveal the natural “understory” of familiar Vancouver locations. Guest curated by J.B. MacKinnon (co-author of The 100-Mile Diet), Rewilding Vancouver applies locally the global themes in MacKinnon’s recently published book The Once and Future World. Join us for an in-depth talk and tour with MOV Curator of Contemporary Culture Viviane Gosselin, who will delve into the details of the exhibitions striking roster of artifacts and design.  

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 Adults | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members attend free
Get tickets: https://rewildingvancouvertouraug7.eventbrite.ca

Funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.