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November 17, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Off the Record with Rob Frith and Howie Vickers.
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Trip back to the 1960s where psychedelia and Vancouver popular music was all the rage. All Together Now exhibition contributor and Neptoon Records owner Rob Frith hosts a discussion with Howie Vickers, former front man of local psych band The Collectors.

Once a key member of Vancouver's most notable 1960s psych band innovators, The Collectors (Lydia Purple) Vickers has contributed to multiple bands over his 40 year music career. Vickers left the group in 1969, the remaining members of the band reconstituting themselves as Chilliwack. 

Frith and Vickers will discuss the early days of The Collectors, the bands of which they shared concert bills, the tours, Vancouver's late 1960s music scene, and the record industry at the birth of the Psychedelic and Classic rock era. Vickers will also talk about  jingle composition for commercial radio and television  - an industry he now works in. This should be a memorable evening. Don't miss out on learning about this key era in Vancouver pop culture history.

 
 
 
Date: Thursday, November 17
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
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All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

November 15, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Built City Series: From Good to Really WELL-Built Environments

Beyond basic building, this presentation questions how successfully new construction is providing better human health in the built environment.

MOV’s Built City speaker series – in partnership with Architecture Canada, Metro Vancouver Chapter – continues with Thomas Mueller, Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council, and one of the most innovative policy makers in the Pacific Northwest, Dave Ramslie. Both speakers will address sustainable development and design in light of new world perspectives in scientific and technological advancements. Mueller and Ramslie advocate for design that promotes better lifestyles, air quality, energy, health and better nutrition for a better life. 
 
Date: Tuesday, November 15
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students, Basic Membership Holders and RAIC Members: $11.
 
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
RAIC Members: No Advance tickets available. You must pay at the door the evening of the event. Doors open at 6:30pm.  
 
 
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Thomas Mueller became President & CEO of the Canada Green Building Council in 2005. In this role, Thomas leads Council sustainability efforts to transform the building and real estate industry in Canada. Prior to 2005 Thomas chaired the LEED BC Steering Committee, a partnership of local and provincial government agencies and utilities, which was responsible for the first adaptation of the LEED building rating system outside the U.S.  He also chaired the Vancouver Chapter of the CaGBC from 2002-2005 and is a past Board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council. Thomas is a member of the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and the Green Building Certification Institute. Thomas is a frequent contributor to government and industry consultations, conferences and award programs on green buildings and sustainable communities.
 
Dave Ramslie is a Principal with the Integral Group LLC and head of Planning Research, & Sustainability. Dave is an urban planner by training, and his area of focus is on resilience and sustainable development. His work on policy, standards, and masterplans has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of 9 global leaders fighting climate change in cities. He has recently led the development of high performance building standards for the Province of BC, The City of Vancouver and City of Toronto that are all targeting net zero emissions strategies. Dave has also worked on energy policy issues with multiple US Cites and the US Department of Energy, and is a technical advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative. 
 

Thanks to our partners. 

November 10, 2016 / 3:00 PM
Red Robinson - The Last Deejay book launch
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Join Vancouver's legendary disc jockey Red Robinson and author Robin Brunet for a book launch of Red Robinson - The Last Deejay.

Books can be purchased from the MOV Gift Shop. Red and Robin will be signing books after a presentation. Refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, November 10, 3-5pm

This event is free with admission to the Museum of Vancouver: Adults  - $15; Seniors/Students/Youth - $11; Children 5-11 - $5. Members - Free.

 

November 04, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Why I Design 2016 -

Designers! Drinks! Discussion!

Designers talk about what they do
and why they’re doing it in Vancouver.

You are invited to explore and celebrate innovation in action. Dozens of designers, stationed throughout the museum, discuss their work with you during this special evening.

Attendees will discover the stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things they’ve never seen before. Felix Böck from ChopValue will present his innovative products made from recycled chopsticks, and Hapa Landscape Architecture Collaborative will discuss some of the city’s most exciting new building projects. People can get a firsthand look at VeloMetro’s fully-enclosed, electric assist cycles, and ask The Alinker about their three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active.

Ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovators in international corporations— what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

+ Cash bar!

One Night Only!

Friday, November 4, 7:00-11:00pm. *The party begins when you arrive.

 

Tickets:

Adults: $18.00 in advance, $23.00 at the door;

Members/Students: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. 

Registration

 

 


 

Designers:

Name Presenting Bio

Oldooz Pooyanfar, Electronics Engineer / Simon Fraser University

sfu.ca/~opooyanf/

Sensors for monitoring bee colonies

Oldooz Pooyanfar received her BASc in electronics engineering from SFU in 2014. She is currently doing her MSc in the Mechatronics Department. Her work is aimed at helping agriculture and apiculture industries by observing the health of bee colonies.

Felix Böck, Wood Technology and Industrial Engineer / ChopValue Manufacturing

chopvalue.ca

Repurposed bamboo for furniture/decor

Wood technology and industrial engineer Felix Böck is working towards his PhD at UBC. His firm is a product development and design start-up that innovates with recycled chopsticks as its raw material.

*Read an interview with Felix here.

Joe Dahmen, Co-Director / AFJD 

afjdstudio.net

Sustainable masonry

Joe Dahmen, of design and research firm AFJD, is Assistant Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is an expert on sustainable building technology and a 2016-17 scholar at the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies.

Riley McFerrin, Founder / Hinterland Design

hinterlanddesign.com

Pillowy Bench: A wood and upholstered bench

Riley McFerrin is a visual artist, designer, and builder at Hinterland, whose woodworkers and craftspeople build by hand with natural materials, including salvaged, local, and eco products.

Patrick Christie, Wood Product Designer + Danielle Gilday and Logan Gilday, Co-Founders / Yew WoodShop

yewwoodshop.com

Wood Design

Patrick Christie operates design studio Daly Co. out of Yew WoodShop, a small-scale production workshop. Logan Gilday, an industrial designer who runs Yew WoodShop with his partner Danielle Gilday, upcylces wood in order to produce functional furniture.

Barbara Alink, Inventor / The Alinker

thealinker.com

High-tech walker / walking aid

Barbara Alink travelled the world for 10 years managing reconstruction and restoration projects. She brings the diversity of her experiences to connect people through design, in order to help build a more inclusive global community.

Read an interview with Barbara Alink here.

Alex Henderson, Founder / Henderson Dry Goods

hendersondrygoods.com

Laser cut wood works Alex Henderson studied fine arts at Langara College and earned a degree in industrial design from Emily Carr University in 2006. She worked for John Fluevog as a designer and manufacturing liaison before founding Henderson Dry Goods.

Pierce Jordan, Industrial and Graphic Designer / Pierce Jordan Designs

piercejordan.com

Wax beam light fixture Pierce Jordan designs experience-based installations with an emphasis on sound-and-movement-reactive lighting. His work melds historical reference with minimal modern design.

Shannon Mortimer, Industrial Designer / Objects with Personality

shannonmortimer.com

Ceramics / 3D Shannon Mortimer is a designer-ceramicist and recent grad from Emily Carr University’s Industrial Design Program. Her work explores the intersection of digital manufacturing technologies and traditional craft practices.

Radu Postole, Entrepreneur and Engineer, and Jeremy Takada Balden, Consultant / TetraGear Inc.

tetragear.com

Innovative safety devices for people with disabilities TetraGear co-founder Radu Postole, who studied integrated engineering at UBC, began with Tetra as a volunteer student, designing and building innovative devices for people with disabilities. Jeremy Balden coordinates tasks required to bring TetraGear's lights to the market; he has a building engineering background.

Kody Baker, Co-Founder / VeloMetro Mobility

velometro.com

Electrically-assisted, fully covered bikes

Kody Baker, who holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from UBC and a Management of Technology MBA from SFU, is a technology manager and entrepreneur. He has brought to market products such as electric vehicles, biomass energy systems, and process control systems.

Read an interview with with Kody Baker here.

Glenis Canete, Landscape Architect and Vivianne Harms, Landscape Designer / Hapa Collaborative

hapacobo.com

Models of the Jim Deva Plaza Megaphone and the Foot of Londsdale Plaza Megabench

Glenis Canete has a design sensibility grounded in urban and landscape planning. Vivianne Harms brings professional experience in architecture and public art.

Char Kennedy, Industrial Designer / Char Kennedy Design

charkennedy.com

Table mirrors

Char Kennedy, who received a degree in industrial design from Emily Carr University, works in an East Van creative design studio. She focuses on objects that engage interaction and question the everyday.

Melissa Higgs, Architect, Steve DiPasquale, Intern Architect, and Ali Kenyon, Designer / HCMA

hcma.ca

Design for Social Impact Architect Melissa Higgs is passionate about creating innovative public buildings where communities come together. At architecture and design firm HCMA, she focuses on recreation facilities and arts and culture projects. Steve DiPasquale is an intern architect. Ali Kenyon has a background in product and exhibition design.

Brian Giesbrecht, Product Designer / Form3 and Noel Buckley, Owner / KNOLLY Bikes

form3.com

Mountain bike Brian Giesbrecht, a Bachelor of Design Emily Carr graduate, is an industrial design consultant who works at Form3. He has collaborated with clients ranging from start-ups to corporations. Form3 client Noel Buckley of KNOLLY bikes has a degree in physics, experience in manufacturing, and a career in engineering..

Gabe Lam, Footwear Designer and Developer / Native Shoes

nativeshoes.com

Apparel A lifelong sneakerhead, Gabe Lam has had the privilege of combining his passion for shoes with his background in industrial design as a designer and developer at footwear company Native Shoes.

Evan Roche, Designer and Hardware Engineer / Jimmi

buildclass.org

3D bioprinter In 2015, Evan Roche co-founded Jimmi, a firm that focuses on designing for applications of digital fabrication technology. He also launched the Buildclass workshop series, which educates participants about hardware development for 3D bioprinting.

Rory McGuire, Game and Design Director, and Taylor Fales, Lead Designer / Blackbird Interactive

blackbirdinteractive.com

Video Games

Rory McGuire has worked for 13 years on AAA hardcore games like Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, as well as titles such as Disney's Where's My Water? For 10 years, Taylor Fales has designed gameplay at Relic, Smoking Gun and Blackbird, an independent game studio.

Clotilde Orozco and Alejandro Sanguino, Founders / Abubilla Design Studio

abubilladesign.com

Baby crib

With a playful passion for wood, modernity, and recycling, architects Clotilde Orozco and Alejandro Sanguino founded their studio in 2012. Their first design collaboration was their daughter’s crib.

Nancy Knaggs, Program Head / MAKE+, BCIT

bcit.ca/appliedresearch/makeplus/

Instrumented hockey skate

Nancy Knaggs works in applied research at BCIT, from which she received her diploma in robotics and automation in 2005. Nancy lends her skills in programming, designing, fabricating, and documenting to a wide range of applied research projects with companies, inventors, and entrepreneurs.

Jeremy T. Lee, Industrial Designer and Founder / Konisa Studio

konisastudio.com

Stackable kid's chair 

Jeremy T. Lee, an industrial design graduate of Emily Carr University, runs Konisa Studio, a wood design innovation start-up centered around sustainability and lean production.

Lexie Owen, Project Director and Curator / WNDW

lexieowen.com

Light installation Lexie Owen, artist-in-residence at Burrard View Fieldhouse 2015-2017, is an interdisciplinary designer of sculpture, craft, social practice initiatives, and curatorial projects. She is project director and curator of itinerant gallery space WNDW.

Alixzandar Morle, Product Designer and Mural Artist / Engine Design Studios

edstt.com

Brand concept Alixzandar Morle’s design work focuses on strategic branding, user experience, package design, and furniture and home products, with an emphasis on using sustainable materials.

 


 

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November 01, 2016 / 7:00 PM
WIZARD MODE: Special film screening
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In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning speed challenges.

Vancouver filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry capture a portrait of silver ball passion that you've never seen before. A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the film screening.
 
Burnaby born and raised Robert Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering the art of the pinball machine. He isn’t simply an aficionado of the game, he is one of Canada’s top pinball players and among the very best in the world. Robert also happens to have autism. As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. Wizard Mode is an intimate, personal depiction of Autism, family and dedication. As Robert and his dad travel to pinball competitions across North America, his little tics become more noticeable and the additional challenges he faces become evident. But Gagno’s determination, as well as the love and support of both family and friends, are his secret weapon (DOXA). The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, based in Pittsburgh, PA. (Canada, 2016, 94 min.) 
 
Vancouver based filmmakers Nathan Drillot and Jeff Lee Petry have co-directed, shot, written, and produced films under the SALAZAR moniker since 2010. Focusing on documentaries that tell unique stories of individuals whose lives create change within their communities, SALAZAR has had the privilege of filming with world-renowned kinetic artist Theo Jansen, travelled the deep south with IO Tillet Wright shooting over 1500 portraits of LGBTQ Americans for the project ‘Self Evident Truths, told the story of the only Muslim professional sumo wrestler living in Tokyo and even managed to get a Grammy nod for their work for recording artist Tegan and Sara. SALAZAR is proud to be presenting their first feature length film - Wizard Mode.
 

Date: Tuesday, November 1

Doors: 6:40pm

Film: 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults: $10; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $8.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
October 23, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Ocularist, Marie Allen

Take a closer look at glass eyes and their history, with collector Marie Allen.

Ocularist Marie Allen is as much historian as she is an artificial eye designer. Her presentation will highlight the evolution of artificial eye design, locating its roots in ancient Egypt. Allen will illustrate the scientific and design developments of the glass eye and explain modern-day North American fitting techniques. Marie will also discuss fabrication details including the hand painting and veining process, and answer audience questions.
 
Marie Allen has been working as an ocularist for 30 years, helping patients with her hand-painted and hand-carved glass eyes. Marie started collecting eyes while training in England; her instructor offered Marie his prized collection of vintage glass eyes. Touched by his generous gift, Marie quickly became enamored with the historical significance of oculus developments. Marie does not actively seek items for her collection, rather, they seem to find her. She donates most of her glass eyes to ophthalmologists and oculists working abroad, ultimately passed on to patients in developing nations.
 
Date: Sunday, October 23
 
Time: 2:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 22, 2016 / 1:00 PM
Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change - Sold Out.

Carmen Papalia. Blind Field Shuttle. 2012. Perceptual tour; dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of Jordan Reznick.

This one-day summit will explore art as a catalyst for sparking community imagination around belonging, trust, and social resiliency in urban centres.

Some of Vancouver’s most dynamic artists and designers will share their ideas, projects, and initiatives in a series of rapid-fire presentations. Audience members will then take the lead in imagining how the arts can be used in interactive ways to advance these themes across Metro Vancouver through a series of workshops facilitated by the presenters. The summit will wrap up with a peer-to-peer granting session, where some of those solutions and interventions could potentially be funded up to $1500. The summit will help to share big imaginations and best practices for using art as a catalyst for making change in our communities.
 
Date: Saturday, October 22
 
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm 
 
*FREE* to all. Patrons must be registered for this event.
 
REGISTRATION HAS REACHED CAPACITY. 
 
 
 

Mobilizing the Arts for Community Connection and Change is organized by Justin Langlois, Assistant Professor of Social Practice in the Facultyof Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and supported by the Vancouver Foundation, posAbilities and the Museum of Vancouver.

 

 

Participants

Corey Bulpitt
Taakeit Aaya or "Gifted Carver" Haida of the Naikun Raven clan was born in Prince Rupert BC in 1978. He is a great-great grandson of the famed Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. Corey graduated from the Langley Fine Arts School in 1996. In 2001 he apprenticed under Master Carver Christian White for three years, learning design and wood carving in Haida Gwaii. He is an avid painter, jeweler, wood and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint which he has used to create large-scale paintings involving urban youth in Vancouver. 
 
Alex Grünenfelder 
I’m an artist and designer based in Vancouver, Canada. In my work I employ site-specific media and design interventions to probe a social, perceptual or environmental context. In particular I’m concerned with the mutually constitutive nature of language, perception, social practices, material culture and environmental phenomena. My art practice often deals with material culture, ad hoc tasting communities, branded place-making, and the production of urban space. http://cubeliving.net/  http://airtasting.com/  http://thetyee.ca/ArtsAndCulture/2013/02/20/Cube-Living/
 
Zoe Kreye 
Zoe Kreye creates inter-disciplinary art projects that explore transformation, collective experience and negotiations of public. Her work looks to engage the public in relations and aesthetics, with the goal of building inclusive, bottom-up associations that have the potential to be small catalysts for change within dominant social systems. Often looking outside the realm of art, her projects take the form of workshops, rituals, clubs, dialogues and journeys. Her focus encourages people towards self-reflection and a deeper engagement with themselves and society. Recent projects include Our Missing Body (Western Front, KAG), FutureLoss (grunt gallery), Unlearning Practices (Goethe Satellite Vancouver, <rotor> Graz and Haus der Kultur der Welt Berlin). She completed a Masters in Public Art at the Bauhaus University Weimar, and co-founded the Berlin artist collective Process Institute. She currently teaches Social Practice at Emily Carr University, Vancouver. http://zoekreye.com
 
Carmen Papalia
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1981, Carmen Papalia is a Social Practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and programming at: The Whitney Museum of American Art, the L.A Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Grand Central Art Center, the Canter Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, the Portland Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art and the Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2011, he was awarded a residency at Mildred’s Lane, where he developed a site-specific rendition of the Blind Field Shuttle that traversed the sonically stunning natural landscapes of Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he served as the Mellon Tri-College Creative Resident and offered a series of improvisational Blind Field Shuttle walks for students and staff at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College. https://carmenpapalia.com
 
Holly Schmidt 
Holly Schmidt is a Vancouver artist with a research-based practice that engages processes of collaborative research and informal pedagogy. Moving across disciplinary boundaries, she explores the relationships between practices of making, knowledge creation and the formation of temporary communities. Her recent exhibitions and residency projects include Pollen Index at the Charles H. Scott Gallery (2016), Till with the Santa Fe Art Institute Food Justice Residency (2014/15), Mess Hall as part of the residency Society Is A Workshop at the Banff Centre (2013), Moveable Feast at the Burnaby Art Gallery (2012), and Grow with Other Sights for Artists’ Projects (2011). She is adjunct faculty at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the Assistant Curator, Learning at the Contemporary Art Gallery. http://hollyschmidt.ca

 

AYOTZI 68                                                                                                                                                                                    AYOTZI 68 is a collective of artists and activists that focuses on artistic creation, popular education and supporting the food sovereignty movement. The name of the collective emerges from the social movement that intensified after the Mexican army forcibly disappeared 43 students from the Isidro Burgos Teacher’s College in Ayotzinapa, Mexico in September 2014. AYOTZI 68 also collects the histories of the global student movements of 1968, for instance when thousands of students were killed by the Mexican army in Tlatelolco. These events, in turn, are directly linked to the indigenous Zapatista struggle and a global indigenous resistance. One of the objectives of the collective is to advance artistic creation and education through anti-capitalist practices, linking indigenous resistance and anti-colonial struggles happening simultaneously around the world. http://ayotzi68.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 20, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk and Tour with Kate Bird

      
Pay phones at the Vancouver International Airport. Photo by Glenn Baglo, Vancouver Sun (72-0514)

 

Join us for an inside look at Vancouver Sun photojournalism from Vancouver in the Seventies exhibition guest curator, Kate Bird.  

In the 1970s staff photographers at The Vancouver Sun shot over 4,000 photo assignments every year. They covered news, politics, business, sports and entertainment, in addition to whatever caught their eye. Kate will discuss photojournalism at the Sun, the vast collection she worked amidst for twenty-five years as Research Librarian at Pacific Newspaper Group, and the focus of her book Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from the Decade that Changed the City.

 

The author of Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from the Decade that Changed the City, Kate Bird has been the researcher for books, including Making Headlines: 100 Years at The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes, and Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia.

Date: Thursday, October 20
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, All Together Now exhibition contributor and Stacked Pinball League coordinator Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Special guest, tournament director Robert Moller will be directing Tilt!   

Square off against amateur opponents in a triple elimination tournament. Play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot (1995). Scores will be updated live on the internet for players to follow as they anticipate their next game. Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound. A fun environment for casual pinball players and those who have dreamed of becoming a wizard. 

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 

A very special thank you to our event sponsors.

 

            

 
 

 
Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Official Wine Partner

October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and My Collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Moderated by special guest: Tommy Floyd. 

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.  
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 

 
Contributors
 
All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller purchased his first pinball machine when he was 16 years old. He has since amassed 60 pinball machines in his personal collection. His passion for pinball now extends to restoring machines and developing pop up pinball arcades throughout Vancouver. Kyle has an adoration for the art and music that certain machines evoke: clowns, “carnies” and "circus freak" art is the iconography that attracts Kyle to the machines and pinball culture. Kyle coordinates the Stacked Pinball League and other tournaments throughout Vancouver, embracing the pinball community as a central social network in his life.  
 
Robert Gagno is the current World Pinball Champion! Born in Vancouver, raised in the lower mainland, Robert has been ranked the top pinball player in Canada and one of the top ten in the world for the past five years. Robert loves hockey, most sports, and playing board games with friends. His memory for numbers and statistics is superb. Robert is also an avid gymnast who enjoys the trampoline and practicing back flips. 
 
Tommy Floyd is a mainstay of the local and national pinball scenes. In 2011, he launched Flipper Freaks Pinball Club and he is the owner of Nitro Amusements - a Mission, BC based pinball repair and sales company. Tommy is the director of Fraser Valley Flipout - Canada's largest pinball tournament - which Robert Gagno is a former champion. You might also recognize Tommy as the former lead vocalist of the now defunct 1980s Vancouver rock band Pretty Boy Floyd. Informed and charismatic, Tommy's professional and personal affiliation with both Kyle and Robert will serve as an entertaining facet of this public discussion.  www.flipperfreaks.com   www.nitropinpall.com
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 01, 2016 / 10:00 AM
Seniors Day

Join us in celebrating National Seniors Day.

The Museum of Vancouver is proud to pay tribute to the seniors who have helped build our city and country, and continue to make valuable contributions to our community and society. National Seniors Day, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and appreciate seniors.

All day on October 1, Seniors can enjoy a reduced admission to the Museum of Vancouver. $5.00 gets you in to see our history galleries and our current feature exhibition: ALL together NOW.

We'll also be serving FREE coffee and cookies free from 10am - 1pm!

 

Fun facts:

  • Today, one in seven Canadians is aged 65 or over. By 2036, nearly one in four Canadians will be a senior.
  • In 2011, Canadians lived an average of 81.7 years, an increase of almost 25 years since 1921.
  • Although seniors volunteer at a lower rate than the population as a whole, those seniors who do volunteer give many more hours on average than other age groups.
September 22, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Object Knowledge - Inside MOV's Collection
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Join us for an insider's perspective of the Museum of Vancouver's collection, presented by MOV Curatorial Associate, Jillian Povarchook. 

Since 1894, the Museum has been building a collection on behalf of the people of Vancouver. Until the late 1960s, the Museum's collection grew erratically, in reaction to the tastes of local collectors and offers from potential donors. Bridging archaeology, ethnology, natural history, and settlers’ effects,the trajectory of the accessions brought a diverse object based collection of the world to Vancouver. More recently, particularly since the 1980s, collecting at the Museum has become more directed; its current acquisitions highlight a desire to exhibit Vancouver to the world.

Jillian's presentation will explore multiple single item accessions of the museum's early collection - a collection that has amassed 70,000 artifacts - in addition to highlighting sub-collections, such as the Major James S. Matthews’ Collection. Major Matthews served as the City of Vancouver’s first Archivist, documenting the pioneer and early civic history of this city. Matthews' based collection serves as the primary inspiration for the museum’s current feature exhibition, All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

Jillian Povarchook spent her early childhood sitting quietly in the room which her mother worked: the First Peoples Gallery at the Royal BC Museum. More recently, Jillian attended SFU where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Middle East and Islamic Studies. Jillian additionally engaged with a working group studying the connection between Domestic Spaces and Citizenship while working on her degree. She is in her sixth year of lovingly tending to the artefacts of the Museum of Vancouver’s collection as MOV's Curatorial Associate.

 
Date: Thursday, September 22 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets:  Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
 
September 17, 2016 / 11:00 AM
Sci-Fi Collector Day
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The Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre invite you to a turbocharged, science-fiction-themed afternoon for the entire family. This day will open your mind to multiple intergalactic interactive activities.

Come participate in a happening that combines action figure collectors, 1970s/1980s video game consoles, science fiction film props, galactic craft and rarely screened science fiction short films created by local and national video artists. Engage with action figures, build mini space ships at our Star Trek craft table, play Atari, Magnavox and Colecovision video games, and drop into our micro-cinema for a science fiction film feast.  
 
You are encouraged to attend in science-fiction-themed costume. 
 
Date: Saturday, September 17
 
Time: 11am - 4pm
 
Registration: Advance tickets not required. Single admission to Museum of Vancouver or the H.R. Macmillan Space Center provides access to this event. 
 
Participants: 
 
Ryan Dunnison works in the video game industry. Ryan's collection of vintage video game consoles are driven by his fascination with the little-known history of Vancouver's own video game development, which dates back to the early 1980s. Ryan's collection celebrates second-generation video game culture; he restores the consoles that he acquires from game stores, garage sales, and thrift stores.
 
Eric Fell is a collector, writer, comedian, and actor. Eric created the smash comedy The Critical Hit Show and is one third of Vancouver’s movie enthusiast show The Gentlemen Hecklers. Both productions have gained a loyal following and international acclaim. This event features Eric's collection of Kenner's Star Wars action figure line from the 1970s and 1980s.
 
Video Out Distribution is a non-profit, non-exclusive distributor of media art on video to galleries, festivals, educational institution collections and broadcasters nationally and internationally. Video Out provides artist-driven distribution services that promote the practices of independent media art and earn revenue for independent media artists. Founded in 1980 by the Satellite Video Exchange Society,  Video Out’s distribution services and its 4,000-title collection are part of the VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
 

 

Thanks to our event sponsors

 

September 15, 2016 / 7:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Alec Dan [Postponed]
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Presentation and discussion with Musqueam community member Alec Dan.

Alec Dan returns to MOV to present and explore themes from the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. He will share his experience taking part in the c̓əsnaʔəm vigil to protect this 4,500 year old village and cemetery from development in 2012 and draw connections between past and present Musqueam culture and heritage. 

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm - known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden - aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: TBD

Time: TBD
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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September 11, 2016 / 2:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell.

Join the Language and Culture team for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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September 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Imogene Lim and Harold Steves' Passion for Chinese Menus and Seeds

Join us for diverse discussion featuring two of All Together Now's passionate collectors.

A menu can be a souvenir from a place visited or a special occasion event, but in a collection they tell a much richer story, especially those from Vancouver's Chinatown. During its heyday, Chinatown was very much a part of people's dining experience. Imogene Lim's menu collection reflects as much about Vancouver's community as it does about the Chinese food of the time. Imogene will present her perspective on collecting Chinese restaurant menus, a hobby that turned into a passion after inheriting a modest menu collection from her father and uncle. Imogene's talk will focus on menus acquired from once cherished local restaurants that are now extinct including WK Gardens, Yen Lock and Ho Inn.
 
Harold Steves is a vegetable seed collector. Obtaining seeds from Canadian seed companies and from the Seed Savers Exchange, Harold's collection contributes to a network of growers who collect, save and share seeds. Although intended for mail order, most sales from the Steves' seed catalogue is patronized by Vancouver-based gardeners and farmers.
 
 
Date: Thursday, September 8
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.
 
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

August 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Art Lingren’s Passion for Fly Fishing.
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Join us for an interesting presentation from fly fishing enthusiast, Art Lingren.

Art Lingren will share photographs and stories detailing his antique tackle collection, fly tying techniques and the lovely fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren fly fishes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Art Lingren has been actively involved in the fishing community. Art is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honourary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. Art has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as their unofficial BC fly fishing historian. Art has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years. In 1995, he was awarded the BCFFF's Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999 the Federation of Fly Fishers selected Art as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award.

Date: Tuesday, August 23 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: * Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11.

MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership. 
 
 

 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

August 18, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: Undressing Drag

Join us for drinks and a lively discussion about the fashion of local drag performers - the Bovines - an ensemble that performed throughout the lower mainland during the 1980s.

Vancouver collector and All Together Now exhibition contributor, Willow Yamauchi will speak to the history of her father’s drag queen ensemble and the handmade costumes once featured in their act. Local fashion historian Ivan Sayers will contextualize the fashion sensibilities of Canadian drag performance with historical narratives and illustrative charms. Drag performances from the lovely Peach Cobblah and Isolde N. Barron will follow the presentations.

 
 
Date: Thursday, August 18
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students and Basic Membership Holders: $11
             
MOV Connect and Connectors Council Holders: Free! Call 604.730.5319 to secure your place for this event or to upgrade your basic membership.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

Official Wine Partner 

 

July 30, 2016 / 7:30 PM
Fireworks Suite: 3rd MOVement - SOLD OUT

The Museum of Vancouver invites you to experience Honda Celebration of Light fireworks like never before at our inaugural Fireworks Suite.

Come inside at Vanier Park (in Kitsilano) to experience the live soundtrack simulcast and incredible views of the English Bay fireworks show, with comfortable seating and washrooms. These views - and prices - can’t be beat!

Grab the whole family for a magical night of laughter, fun and entertainment. Explore our newest exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver's Collectors & Their Worlds, which includes an amazing array of action figures and toys. Then cap off the evening with snacks and breathtaking views of the Disney-themed fireworks display from the USA.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 30, 7:30-11:00pm

Tickets:  $25 Adult $10 children under 18.
Members: $18 Adult $7 children under 18.

SOLD OUT.

Join MOV Connect or Connectors Council to attend the Fireworks Suite for FREE.

 

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* Due to the popularity of the fireworks, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Parking & Driving: We highly recommend travelling by foot, bike or transit.

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Firework Suite presented by MOV Connectors Council. Learn about our Membership program

July 27, 2016 / 5:00 PM
Fireworks Suite: 2nd MOVement - Late Night

The Museum of Vancouver invites you to experience Honda Celebration of Light fireworks like never before at our inaugural Fireworks Suite.

Come inside at Vanier Park (in Kitsilano) to experience the live soundtrack simulcast and incredible views of the English Bay fireworks show, with comfortable seating and washrooms. These views - and prices - can’t be beat!

We’re open late to share our gorgeous view with you. Tickets include access to all of our galleries, including our newest exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds. Plus, the Popcorn Bar will be set up to offer their unique flavours of popcorn! Finish the night with our stunning view of Australia's fireworks display.

Date & Time: Wednesday, July 27, 5:00-11:00pm

Tickets: General Admission $25, Members: $18. Join MOV Connect or Connectors Council to attend the Fireworks Suite for FREE.

REGISTRATION*

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* First come, first serve for seating. Due to the popularity of the fireworks, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Parking & Driving: We highly recommend travelling by foot, bike or transit. If you are driving, please go to Cypress and West 1st avenue, then drive north on Cypress, crossing Cornwall at the VPD barricade, then turn right at Whyte avenue to enter our parking lot.

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Firework Suite presented by MOV Connectors Council. For more information about our Membership program please call 604-730-5319 or members@museumofvanouver.ca

July 23, 2016 / 7:30 PM
Fireworks Suite: 1st MOVement - Adult Night (19+)

The Museum of Vancouver invites you to experience Honda Celebration of Light fireworks like never before at our inaugural Fireworks Suite.

Come inside at Vanier Park (in Kitsilano) to experience the live soundtrack simulcast and incredible views of the English Bay fireworks show, with comfortable seating and washrooms. These views - and prices - can’t be beat!

Featuring a cash bar, a delicious summer BBQ and access to our newest exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds. Finish the night with our stunning view of the Netherlands' fireworks display.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 23, 7:30-11:00pm

Tickets: Adults (19+) $40, Members: $25. Join MOV Connect or Connectors Council to attend the Fireworks Suite for FREE.

REGISTRATION*

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*Due to the popularity of the fireworks, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Parking & Driving: We highly recommend travelling by foot, bike or transit.

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Firework Suite presented by MOV Connectors Council. For more information about our Membership program please call 604-730-5319 or members@museumofvanouver.ca

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Wine sponsor:

 

July 14, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Wine Tasting and Collector Talk: Helixophiles – People Who Love Corkscrews.

Mark your calendar to attend a fun and engaging summer evening sipping wine at MOV.

Enjoy this wine tasting event as the Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery pays tribute to the Okanagan Valley's rich and colourful  history and geography. The wines pay homage to the Ganton and Larsen families, original and longstanding land-owning partners of the winery. The winery sources grapes from vineyards across the Okanagan Valley, allowing for diversity, consistency and distinctiveness. 
 
Mingle with friends and the community and listen to a presentation by local corkscrew collectors Wayne Meadows and Sal Robinson as they share a brief illustrated history of corkscrews, their purpose and development around the world - it’s not all about opening wine!
 
Once upon a time one needed a corkscrew to open shoe polish, motor oil, mouthwash, ketchup and perfume in addition to beer, whisky and wine. Wayne and Sal's presentation will feature photographs as well as live examples of a variety of tools and contraptions for opening bottles. They will describe how collecting corkscrews has been the impetus for restoring a heritage house, researching and publishing two books, and travelling around the world for corkscrew fellowship and treasure hunting. 
 
We look forward to seeing you during this captivating evening which showcases wine and collector items along with the stories and interesting lives of remarkable collectors. 
  
Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to explore the new exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds – on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 
Date: Thursday, July 14
 
Time: 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $15 Students & Seniors.
 
               MOV Members Free. Special Summer Offer! 
 
 

Register online for this event and you'll be entered to win this gift basket from MOV and Prospect Winery!

 

 
Presenters:
 
Wayne Meadow's interest in corkscrews came from his long-time winemaking hobby. After retiring from the satellite industry, he took on the construction of the Corkscrew Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Other collections (betel cutters, cast iron toy guns and Asian locks) take a distant back seat to corkscrews. Wayne has published two books on corkscrews and designed and fabricated his own steam-powered corkscrew.
 
Sal Robinson has been with City School, a mini school program in the West End, throughout her career in education. Spare time has been spent building and maintaining the Corkscrew Inn, making leaded windows, and haunting antique shows and markets. Sal has edited three books on collecting and for the past 16 years has published the corkscrew club’s newsletter.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

Official Wine Partner 

 

 

 

July 07, 2016 / 7:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring archeology fieldwork and traditional tool making with Wayne Point
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Join us for a discussion on Aboriginal archeology and traditional tool making with Musqueam community member Wayne Point. 

Learn about the role of First Nations community members in archaeological site protection, and how the knowledge of Musqueam ancestors continues through today. Participants discover that some excavated stones are not simply rock. They were an important part of daily living, used to shape slate tools, sharpen knives and in some cases provide a final polish for tools. This session will also share knowledge about the sophisticated fishing technologies that were created by Musqueam ancestors, including toggling harpoons, cod lures, herring rakes, and three-prong spears made of antlers.
 

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, July 7

Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members 
 
 

 

June 26, 2016 / 2:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring a tour of the Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery and canoe building with Kelly Louis
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Musqueam community member Kelly Louis will host a tour of the Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery. The audience will view traditional wood working tools from c̓əsnaʔəm, a 4,500 year old Musqueam village site. Kelly will share his knowledge of canoe making while participants observe the canoe building project currently taking place at the gallery. This program will be a unique opportunity for visitors to witness the revitalization of canoe building traditions through xʷəy̓θət - Awakening the Spirit, a canoe building project offered in partnership with UBC, taking place this month.

 
c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.
 
Date: Sunday, June 26
 
Location: Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery, 4000 Musqueam Ave. 
 
Time: 2:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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June 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk and Tour with Viviane Gosselin
Join us for an in-depth curator's talk and tour with MOV Curator of Contemporary Culture Viviane Gosselin, who will delve into All Together Now's themes of identity, memory and connection with regards to both the objects and the people who collect them.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

Date: Thursday, June 23

Time: 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members

REGISTRATION

 


 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds:

June 02, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Transporting Expo 86: Bikes, Beers and Bali

 
Highway 86 Installation. Photo: SITE  

Have a beer, open your ears, sit back and enjoy the ride!

The Museum of Vancouver continues to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Expo 86 with an exciting evening of presentations and musical performances that recall Expo's central theme: transportation. Transportation and mobility were instrumental to both the design and engagement of Expo 86; the prototype launch of Vancouver's Skytrain, the fair's playful Highway 86 installation and the various pavilions featuring mobility and transit engineering all worked to create a future vision (some actualized, some imagined) for greater mobility.
 
Panelists will present thoughtful recollections and engaged analysis of Expo's preoccupation with transportation and consider ways in which it has helped define Vancouver's transportation development and urban design.
 
This event will additionally feature two sets of live music by local ensemble, Gamelan Bike Bike, a group of cycle enthusiasts who collect discarded bicycle parts, creatively reused as instruments to explore traditional Gamelan arrangements and composition. Expo 86 hosted the first International Gamelan Festival with performances by visiting musicians from Bali.
 
Hosted by CBC's Grant Lawrence.  
 
MOV will offer an on-site Bicycle Valet, free with admission. We encourage patrons to cycle to the event in support of Bike to Work Week.  
 
Date: Thursday, June 2
 
Time: Bar opens at 6:00pm. First performance at 6:30pm, presentation and discussion at 7:00pm. Second performance to follow discussion. 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 

 
Bios
 
Jenni Pace is an architectural historian and PhD candidate in the field at UBC.  Her research tracks the evolution of community-based design strategies for high density, evolvable type housing from the immediate post-war era to the present day. At the local level she works to facilitate speculative (re)engagement with identity-making institutions and mega events. 
 
Henry Tsang is a visual and media artist and occasional curator whose work has been exhibited internationally. His projects incorporate digital media, video, photography, language and sculptural elements that follow the relationship between the public, community and identity through global flows of people, culture and capital. He received the VIVA Award in 1993 and teaches at Emily Carr University of Art & Design. 
 
Alana Green is an Intern Architect, Designer and Artist. Her body of work is interdisciplinary in scope and includes the design of buildings, urban installations, interior graphics, videos, illustrations, material explorations, and environmental branding. Alana currently works as an Intern Architect at Dialog. 
 
Gamelan Bike Bike found its musical inspiration from Bali, Indonesia and its raw materials from the scrap metal bins of Vancouver. Members of the ensemble collected over 100 discarded bicycle frames to build their instruments, tuned to the musical scale known as ‘pelog’. The result is a colorful array of metallophone instruments that are brought alive by the ensemble’s twelve musicians. Influenced by the dynamic and explosive energy of a gamelan gong kebyar, Gamelan Bike Bike is composing new and original works for gamelan music on the West Coast.
 
Michael Tenzer is a composer, performer, music educator and scholar who has been deeply involved with gamelan music of Bali, Indonesia. In 1979, Tenzer co-founded Gamelan Sekar Jaya in Berkeley, California, an organization dedicated to the performance of Balinese arts. He visited Vancouver with Sekar Jaya during Expo 86' to perform at the first ever International Gamelan Festival. Since 1996 Tenzer has directed Gamelan Gita Asmara in Vancouver.
 
Grant Lawrence has long been a leading voice in Canadian arts and entertainment. For a number of years, Lawrence has hosted the top-rated CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence, a monthly showcase of Canadian independent music. Grant is also the host of CBC Radio 3′s popular web radio station. Grant can be heard throughout the week and weekend on various CBC Radio One programs such as DNTO, North by Northwest, All Points West, RadioWest and On The Coast. Grant has hosted many major music events, such as the Polaris Music Prize Gala, the Western Canadian Music Awards, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and various festivals around North America, and conducts music industry seminars and keynote addresses on music and media related topics. Grant's insighful articles appear in Westender
 

 


 

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May 25, 2016 / 6:00 PM
2016 Annual General Meeting
 

Museum of Vancouver Members and a guest are invited to join us for a fun filled evening of wine, refreshments and entertainment at our Annual General Meeting. Learn more about the Museum, celebrate our incredible year, and hear Expo '86 Chief Architect Bruno Freschi speak on the development of the Expo Vision and Master Plan using the original 35 mm slides. This event provides a great opportunity to explore our new display of Expo '86 objects. 

Bruno Freschi, Expo '86 Chief Architect

What: MOV Annual General Meeting + Recollecting Expo '86 with Bruno Freschi

When: Wednesday May 25, 2016, 6:00-8:30pm

Where: Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park (1100 Chestnut Street)

RSVP to: members@museumofvancouver.ca by May 18. 

 

 

Recollecting Expo '86

Expo '86 was a game changer for Vancouver and remains one of the largest public event ever held in British Columbia. Attracting over 22 million visitors, Expo '86 gave Vancouver international stature and transformed us into a bold city with boundless potential. With Recollecting Expo '86 - a small display in the MOV studio - the Museum of Vancouver marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication. It also spotlights the important role of collectors as memory keepers. This display presents a fraction of Pete Visscher's impressive collection of Expo 86 memorabilia.

 

As a member you can also submit nominations for Elected Directors. 

Nominations for Elected Directors need to be made 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Any nomination must be given to the Museum in writing, signed by two members, and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee. Please send care of VMS Secretary to 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9 or email to members@museumofvancouver.ca.

 

If you are not a Member, but would like to attend this event...

Becoming a Member is easy! To join, either complete our online form or call our Visitor Services staff at 604-736-4431. For more information, please visit our Membership page.
 

May 19, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Recollecting Expo 86 - Happy Hour Event

Drinks and discussions with Expo architects about the impact of the city’s biggest event.

Expo 86 was a game changer for the city! It was one of the largest public events ever held in British Columbia; a catalyst for major real-estate, infrastructural, and architectural projects. The fair, which attracted over 22 million visitors, endowed Vancouver with international stature: the provincial town grew bolder and became recognized as a city with boundless potential. The Museum of Vancouver marks Expo’s 30th anniversary with a display, Recollecting Expo '86, and a special discussion led by four architects instrumental in the development of the exposition.   
 
Please join us to celebrate and reconnect with friends and architects Bruno Freschi, Expo Chief Architect and Master Planner and designer of EXPO Centre (now Science World); Alan Hart, contributor to the livable regional plan and the development of SKYTRAIN; Clive Grout, consulted in corporate pavilions including Canada Pacific, General Motors, the BC Pavilion, Plaza of Nations, and Expo Gate; and Peter Cardew, who contributed to the Expo Gate and CN Rail Pavilion. + Expo Ernie will be making an appearance!
 
Local designers worked collaboratively to make Vancouver an international symbol of the future city. The subsequent sale of Expo lands set the stage for further transformation. Come hear first-hand about a massive project that brought unique challenges and left special memories. Each architect will share stories and answer questions about the impact of Expo 86.     
 
Date: Thursday, May 19
 
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. 
 
Time: Bar opens at 6:00pm; Presentation and Discussion at 7:00pm.
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. 
 
 
Photo from Vancouver Sun archives.

 

Speakers

 
Bruno Freschi has been involved internationally in research in architecture and urbanism. He founded Bruno Freschi Architecture/Planning/Research in Vancouver in 1975. The firm focuses on residential, cultural, and commercial projects. Freschi has practiced in Canada, United States, England, Italy, and Switzerland. Bruno was the Chief Architect and Master Planner of the 1986 World Exposition and designed EXPO Centre (Science World). His awards include the Order of Canada and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Governor General’s Medal. In 1988, Freschi was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at the State University of New York. 
 
For over three decades, Alan Hart has been a passionate advocate for sustainable North American urban infrastructure and architecture. Pioneering a systems approach to design thought, his innovations have included designing the first residential high rise window wall on Vancouver’s Harbourside Park towers, establishing formal rulebooks for Vancouver’s tower and podium development prototypes, and developing a 3D predictive urban planning tool used for emerging urban districts such as Seattle’s South Lake Union. As the lead architect of Vancouver’s Millennium Line, he introduced wood into transit stations and innovated the idea of architectural kits of parts or ‘elements of continuity and elements of distinction’ for West Coast transit systems.  Alan is the Founding Principal of VIA Architecture with offices in Vancouver, Seattle and Oakland.
 
Clive Grout is known for a wide range of design including visitor attractions, airports, public art management, and the masterplanning of urban mixed-use developments. As a result of his experience designing four pavilions at Expo 86, Grout worked on master planning of the Swiss Expo 2002, Barcelona Forum 2004, and the USA Pavilion in Shanghai Expo 2010. Grout is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and has received many design awards for his work. He founded Grout McTavish Architects in 2005.
 
Believing that specialization is the antidote to innovation, Peter Cardew established his firm in 1980 in order to pursue a diverse variety of building types that subsequently have been acknowledged for their conceptual clarity, and recognized internationally through numerous awards and publications. Peter has been invited to lecture about the firm's work throughout North America, Europe and Asia and continues to work in the optimistic belief that Vancouver could one day become a great city. In 2012 Peter was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal, the highest honour bestowed in recognition of a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture.
 

May 12, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Saving Vancouver's Heart - Happy Hour Event
 

Join us for a presentation about what has been lost, saved and what can be done to sustain Vancouver’s communities.

As Vancouver changes, places treasured by Vancouverites are being transformed or lost. Public spaces, including landmark buildings such as the Ridge Theatre have disappeared. Others, such as distinct heritage homes in Vancouver are threatened.
 
How do you want your neighbourhood to look and feel for generations to come? How might residents, business owners and city planner’s work together at devising future plans? What can we do to ensure that Vancouverites balance real estate value with the city’s social and cultural life?
 
This discussion about the heart and heritage of Vancouver—what we want to save and how—will focus on case studies including the Ridge and Pantages theatres, Mole Hill, Corner Stores, and Kooks Garage in Strathcona. It will touch on issues surrounding buildings being considered for redevelopment, such as the Salvation Army Temple and the Hollywood Theatre. 
 
Come talk with presenters who have worked with the City of Vancouver, community organizations, and neighbourhood residents on affordable housing and public buildings. 
 
For this night only! A portion of the glorious RIDGE theatre sign,* which the museum just acquired, will be on display.

 

Date: Thursday, May 12

Time: Bar opens at 6:00pm; Presentation and Discussion at 7:00pm.

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. Entrance to the Your Future Home exhibition is included with admission.

Register Here

*The RIDGE sign was donated by Cressey (Ridge) Development LLP, facilitated by Executive Vice President Hani Lammam, With support of Pattison Sign Group-Western Region, especially Luigi Martini, BC Installation & Service Manager.


 

Speakers:

Scot Hein Scot Hein is the University of British Columbia’s urban designer. Scot also teaches in UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Program and was the City of Vancouver’s Senior Urban Designer for over 10 years.  

 
Robert Brown is President of Catalyst Community Developments Society. Robert has over 35 years of real estate experience including commercial leasing and sales, market housing development, innovative green building, and non-profit development projects. Since 2008, Robert has worked with a variety of not-for-profit organisations seeking to optimize their real estate assets to further their mission. This work spawned the creation of Catalyst, a non-profit real estate development firm that creates projects that provide community benefit, including affordable rental housing and community spaces.
 

Don Luxton, born and raised in Vancouver, has a passionate interest in local history and heritage. Involved in the field of heritage and cultural resource management since 1983, he is a consultant, advocate, educator and author. He has worked on projects throughout western Canada, including municipal planning projects, heritage registers, building restoration, and the development of museums and cultural facilities.  


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May 10, 2016 / 7:00 PM
DOXA Festival Screening: The Infinite Hapiness

West Coast Canadian Premiere of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's documentary film, The Infinite Happiness(France/Denmark, 2015; 85 min.)

Followed by a discussion with special guest Bruce Haden, architect and urban designer.

One sure-fire way to begin a conversation in Vancouver is to start talking about real estate. In collaboration with Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver exhibition, DOXA is proud to offer this special presentation of The Infinite Happiness. Superstar architect Bjarks Ingel’s designs have set a new standard for innovation, invention, as well as a little bit of eccentricity. But at the heart of one of his most iconic design projects is a very simple idea — community. 
 
Copenhagen’s 8 House was designed to resemble a mountain village, with residents able to see, talk to, and belong to their community. (8 House was awarded the Housing Building of the Year at the 2011 World Architecture Festival.) Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine’s series of films on cities and buildings (other projects include London’s Barbican Centre) have a breezy whimsical way that belies the cool intelligence and well-structured nature of their narratives. The Infinite Happiness unfolds a little like a novel in architectural form, with chapters devoted to kids’ parties, a hike up the building’s grass-covered roof, as well as time to check out the neighbors, which include a group of sheep grazing on the marshland below. Contain your housing lust if you are able. But with cozy apartments, a stunning view of the sea and a bike path that winds its way around all nine floors, it is difficult not to drop everything and move to Denmark. I’m already looking at apartments.
-Dorothy Woodend

 


 

Followed by a discussion with special guest, architect and urban designer Bruce Haden. Bruce was principal in charge for DIALOG of Westbank Developments’ Vancouver House project, in collaboration with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). His design work has been recognized globally, particularly for the Governor General’s and World Architecture Festival winning design of the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos. Recent work includes the new UBC Student Union Building. Until recently Bruce was a partner at DIALOG, a multi-disciplinary design practice with studios in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.

Bruce has twice chaired the Vancouver Urban Design Panel and has taught at the UBC School of Architecture. He has completed freelance work for CBC Radio with respect to design issues and was the Vancouver correspondent for Canadian Architect Magazine for ten years. He is also a past President of the Board of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery.

Date: Tuesday, May 10

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: $15 Adults, Students & Seniors. $10 for MOV Members. Prices include GST.  

Open to youth under 18.

Your Future Home and Neon exhibitions, including the museum's Recollecting Expo '86 display, will be open until 7pm on Tuesday May 10. Film ticket holders are welcome to view prior to the screening.

Tickets: Register Here

 


 

Presented in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival

 

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May 07, 2016 / 2:15 PM
Out and About Walking Tour: South False Creek Seawall - A fun way to get around!
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Explore innovative urban design and transportation projects along the seawall from Olympic Village to Granville Island with tour guides David Rawsthorne, Lindsay Neufeld and Allan Moors. 

Widely known for recreation, the Vancouver seawall is also a fun, convenient and normal way for many residents to travel through the city. Highlights of this walk include the Olympic village sustainable development as well as recent and planned improvements to accommodate the large number of residents who regularly use the seawall.  The tour will also include a stop at City Studio, an experimentation and innovation hub where City staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground.

The South False Creek Seawall contains some of the newest and oldest sections of Vancouver's Seaside Greenway, dating back to 1975.  It has a unique character and carries high numbers of people walking and cycling, especially in the summer months.  

Note: This is a one way tour. Participants can either walk or buy a ticket on the False Creek Ferry to get back to Olympic Village.

Date: Saturday, May 7

Time: 2:15pm - 4:30pm

Tickets: Pay what you can. 

Registration: Email Public Programs Coordinator, Alan Kollins: akollins@museumofvancouver.ca

 

Tour leaders: 

David Rawsthorne is a Senior Transportation Engineer who has been designing roads, from freeways to bike paths, for over 30 years. Since 2001, his work at the City of Vancouver has focused on improving the city’s quality of life by expanding its walking and cycling infrastructure. In recent years, he has planned and designed many parts of Vancouver's growing network of protected bike lanes. Recently, he has been planning upgrades to the Seawall in South False Creek.

Lindsay Neufeld holds an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning and coordinates engagement and promotion in the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Planning Branch. Since 2014, she has led public engagement processes for several active transportation infrastructure projects throughout the city and helped to spread the joy and other benefits of walking and cycling through the implementation of the Active Transportation Promotion and Enabling Plan. 

Allan Moors is a Registered Landscape Architect with 20 plus years of experience in landscape and public realm design in Canada and abroad. Allan has worked as a Public Realm Designer with the City since 2008, with a focus on public realm improvements associated with the many walking and cycling infrastructure projects undertaken by the City in the recent years. Some examples of projects Allan has worked on include Olympic Village Public Realm Design, Carrall Street greenway, Dunsmuir and Hornby bike lanes, the Bute Street public realm improvements and most recently the proposed upgrades to the Seawall in South False Creek. 


 

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May 05, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Tour - Public Realm Design Essentials: Program, Process, Price.
Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza. Courtesy Hapa Collabortative.    
Vancouver House, PFS Studio. Client: Westbank.                                             
Jack Poole Plaza, PWL Partnership.                              
 

Talk and Tour - Public Realm Design Essentials: Program, Process, Price.

In an effort to help city leaders deliver on the promise of well-designed, well-funded, and beloved public parks and plazas, this presentation will address what the true necessities are to building public space in the 21st century context, and how design professionals can best assist in understanding the value of public space. 
 
The presenters will focus on three aspects of public realm place-making that – beyond the conventional considerations of analysis, design, consultation, and construction – are fundamental to successful public realm initiatives. They will argue the need for greater investment and more honest consideration of these three vital needs in the design of the contemporary public realm.
 
Program:
Active and passive programming that address community wants and needs, and contribute a vitality and affection for the public realm, 
 
Process:
An inclusive process of stakeholder collaboration, collaborative establishment of project goals, and long term stewardship that are critical to great public spaces.  
 
Price:
A more considered and critical evaluation of costs and benefits of public realm projects.
 
Date: Thursday, May 5, 7:00pm
 
Tickets: $15 Adults; $11 Seniors and Students; Free for MOV Members
 
 

 
Presenters
 
Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon BCSLA, CSLA, MLA, is a Partner and Landscape Architect at PFS Studio. Kelty specializes in public realm projects that are unique, innovative, and culturally and ecologically rich. She has worked both locally and internationally on projects ranging in scale and type from courtyards and gardens to regional parks and public realm masterplans for new communities. She writes on diverse topics associated with landscape from historic conservation to hefted sheep and rhizomatic rooting structures.
 
Joseph Fry BCSLA CSLA ASLA, is principal and owner of Hapa Collaborative. He brings two decades of landscape knowledge, conceptual thinking, and detailed design experience to each project. His past work spans the full breadth of scales from master plans to pocket parks, civic spaces to private residences, and streetscapes to roof gardens. He specializes in interstitial urban spaces, detailed design elements and public consultation, all within the full consideration of the built urban environment.
 
Derek Lee BCSLA, CSLA, LEED A.P., is a Landscape Architect and principal at PWL Partnership with over twenty years of experience in urban design and landscape architecture. A native Vancouverite, Derek’s work is committed to ecologically and socially restorative urbanism that finds meaning in the culture and context of place. Internationally acclaimed projects include the planning and design Southeast False Creek, the revitalization of Granville Street and Westminster Pier Park.
 

 
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May 02, 2016 / 11:00 AM
Party like it's 1986!
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To celebrate the anniversary of opening day of Expo '86, the Museum of Vancouver is turning back the clock for a day of special 1986 pricing: Admission on this day will be just $4.00 for everyone!

We invite you join us for cake and to see our new display: Recollecting Expo '86.

Date: Monday, May 2 at 11:00am

*Special pricing available for this day only, at the MOV admissions desk.

Expo 86 was a game changer. It remains one of the largest public events ever held in British Columbia, and it was a catalyst for major projects in real estate, infrastructure, and architecture. The fair attracted over 22 million visitors and gave Vancouver international stature. The provincial town became a bold city with boundless potential.

Expo 86 had an impact on everyone who took part in it. Vancouverites remember what they did there and who was with them. Many residents held onto their memories by collecting souvenirs, including maps, pins, and T-shirts.

With Recollecting Expo 86, the Museum of Vancouver marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication. It also spotlights the important role of collectors as memory keepers. This display presents a fraction of Pete Visscher’s impressive collection of Expo 86 memorabilia.

We invite you to share your memories and images of Expo 86 on Twitter and Instagram. Please use the hashtag #RecollectingExpo86.

 

April 30, 2016 / 1:30 PM
Out and About Bike Tour: Versions of Vancouverism. Sold Out.

 

Peddle your way through urban Vancouver and learn about various approaches to density and alternative built form typologies along the way with urban designer, Scot Hein.

The Versions of Vancouverism tour provides interesting background to the design considerations for the Olympic Village midrise community, the Wing Sang Building in Chinatown, Woodward’s, Blood Alley, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre and three seminal west end towers: The Presidio, Eugenia Place and The Sylvia Hotel addition. In addition to observing density performance, the tour will provide backstories to seminal development achievements. The tour features stops along False Creek, thru Chinatown and Gastown, along Coal Harbour and thru the West End.

Requirements: Bring Your Own Bike and lock (should participants opt for refreshments following the tour).   

Date: Saturday, April 30

Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tickets: Pay what you can. 

Registration: This tour has reached its maximum registration. 


 

Tour Leader

Scot Hein is the University of British Columbia’s urban designer. Scott teaches in UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Program and was the City of Vancouver’s Senior Urban Designer for over 10 years.


 

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April 24, 2016 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays Workshop - Improv-ing the City - Canceled

This event has been canceled but may be rescheduled in the future.

Alec Balasescu and Jonathan Bleackley of Civic Renewal Lab and Jeremy Waller host a role playing and improv workshop that will explore Vancouver’s development, housing, and affordability policies.

Guided by the question, "for whom is the city built?" and borrowing from similar policy based theatre work, participants will be lead in acting out the impact of key housing policies and policy questions, with an interest towards helping residents understand the stakes, opinions and goals of the various players involved, and why finding solutions can be difficult.

Actors will be assigned diverse roles such as homeowner, renter, real estate agent, foreign investor, contractor banker. They will be provided with a current or proposed policy and be asked to act out the implications of that policy. The eventual goal of Improv-ing the City is to help participants better understand the complexity of the issues, what is causing the real estate crisis, and identify what policy changes Vancouver could adopt moving forward to address the problem.

This workshop session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

 

 


 

Workshop Leaders

Alec (Alexandru) Balasescu, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor, urban studies, SFU is an anthropologist, writer, curator and author of Paris Chic, Tehran Thrills. Aesthetic Bodies, Political Subjects (ZETA Books, 2007). He publishes extensively in international journals covering interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to urbanism, design, material culture and the body. His research has received support from the Center for German and European Studies, UC Berkeley; the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research; the British Library; the French Institute of Research in Iran; and the Open Society Institute.

Jonathan Bleackley, MES (Master of Environmental Studies) focuses on the intersection between public policy and public engagement, or how people come together to articulate, design and create the structures on which we collectively and individually build our world. He is also a keen environmentalist who has recently developed a secret fascination with economics theory. By day he conducts research and strategic engagement for NGOs and progressive political groups.

Jeremy Waller is a director, writer, dramaturge, and producer for the theatre. His work focuses on tensions between stylization and inexpressible reality, individual trauma and hegemony, ethnography and fiction. His created and directed works, The Dark Between, Trunk, and Trunk Oscillator have been produced across Canada and presented in international festivals, including the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver. He a founding member and the artistic director of Craning Neck Theatre, and associate artist at Theatre Conspiracy. Most recently he directed and co-devised Theatre Conspiracy's mixed reality piece Foreign Radical which won the Critics Choice for Innovation Jessie Award and was dramaturge on Conspiracy's Rio Tinto Alcan winning show Extraction. He is a member of Playwrights Guild of Canada. 

April 22, 2016 / 6:00 PM
A Future We Can't Afford? - Happy Hour Event

Join young citymakers in a discussion about one of Vancouver’s hottest topics for young people: Affordability.

Participatory Video Booth will be on site. 

In the face of skyrocketing housing prices and shrinking vacancy rates, there is no shortage of opinions on how affordability is impacting young people. That said, it’s less common to hear opinions directly from young people themselves. Presented by Metropolitan Collective  and Two by Fore, a diverse panel of young citymakers will share their views on array of questions ranging from the basics – renting, buying, should I stay or should I go? – to the complex – entitlement, Airbnb and who’s not in the room?  

Drawing on their distinct and related city making backgrounds, the panel will additionally address affordability beyond housing, offering interactive discussion relating to mobility, space for leisure and coping strategies.

Join us for an evening of drinks, free-wheeling discussion, open questions and a participatory Video Booth and find out what ‘Vancouver’s lifeblood’ really thinks about affordability in Vancouver.

Date: Friday, April 22

Time: Bar opens at 6pm; Discussion begins at 7pm.

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. 

Tickets: Register Here

Access to Your Future Home included with admission.


 

Panelists

Katelyn McDougall is a passionate urbanist and an advocate for sustainable transportation. She is completing her Masters degree in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University, where she also sits on the Board of Governors. Currently Katelyn works at HASTe on Active School Travel Planning. Katelyn has also worked with several different municipalities and organizations on both Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, managing research projects and community engagement initiatives with OfCity Consulting. In her spare time, she likes to use different artistic mediums such as pottery, photography, and poetry as a means to creatively and critically think about cities. 

As an Engineer and Urbanist, Darren Proulx brings experience from active transportation and transit planning. He is a co-founder of Slow Streets with a focus on researching data-driven multi-modal transportation and land use solutions that make our public investments more productive and our cities more affordable while still remaining interesting places.

Brandon Yan is the Program Coordinator for Out in Schools, an innovative education program that brings independent queer film into BC schools and communities to initiate discussions with youth and educators about safety and inclusion. His past experience includes helping youth play meaningful roles in their communities on youth advisory councils, through granting programs, and through Youth Vital Signs, Vancouver Foundation's youth-led public perception report that informs community investment decisions. As a an energetic community advocate, he volunteers his time around the city and also serves on the Vancouver City Planning Commission to hold space for critical discussion's about Vancouver's future. 

Melanie Matining works to create physically, financially, and emotionally accessible spaces for communities that have been marginalized, including racialized communities, youth and LGBTQ. She works for a community space in Vancouver called Heartwood that focuses on the costs of inaccessibility in cultural and social spaces and the ways that these issues can impact how communities thrive in Vancouver. 

Moderator

Mitchell Reardon is a city-maker and Prinicipal at Metropolitan Collective informed through urban planning and research Exploring the potentials for bottom-up holistic urbanism, his interdisciplinary work centres on people and how they live, work and move through the city. The aim is to establish and communicate the connections among social issues, sustainability, public engagement, physical planning and design, urban economics, walking and biking. Mitchell recently moved back to Vancouver, following 6 years of living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.  

 


 

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Media Sponsor: The Tyee

April 17, 2016 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays Workshop – Make It Rain

The Make It Rain workshop, facilitated by members of The Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), explores the concept of making public spaces in rainy climates usable and enjoyable all year round.

Participants will review and discuss precedent studies, followed by a “live” analysis of remote video feeds from around the city of Vancouver. In an effort to work through solutions for more rain friendly city spaces, participants will be asked, ‘what are the impacts of a predominantly rainy climate on the design of public spaces?’

This workshop will develop materials and documentation that will be used as a basis for advocacy and education directed towards making Vancouver’s public spaces better adapted for the rainy months. After participating in the Make it Rain workshop you will be inspired to connect and celebrate one of Vancouver’s most overlooked assets: the rain.

This workshop session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

 

Date: April 17, 2:30-5:00pm

Admission: $15 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; $10 MOV Members

Tickets: Register Here.


 

Workshop Leaders

Stewart Burgess is a project leader who specializes in specific transformations of public spaces. He has contributed to VPSN’s Park(ing) Day activities, the Skytrain Halloween Party, and various Robson Square activations such as the Polka Dot Piano (in collaboration with CityStudio’s Keys to the Street). Stuart joined the VPSN Board of Directors in 2013. In his professional life he is an intern architect with Carscadden Stokes McDonald Architects.

Jaspal Marwah is a former VPSN Board member, and current project leader with an interest in art in public spaces. He organized Vancouver's first Park(ing) Day event, and has since been involved in numerous public space interventions, including hosting laser graffiti and coordinating Canada's participation in the world's first public art event to be viewed from space. He currently manages the Active Fiction Project.

Caitriona Feeney recently accepted a VPSN board member position and has been volunteering with the organization since 2011. Since she started with the VPSN, she has been involved with multiple VIVA Vancouver submissions, Robson Square events and the development of the Downtown Public Realm Plan. Caitriona is a former commissioner on the Vancouver City Plan Commission and works as a policy planner in her private practice. Her main interests include public space advocacy, community planning and urban agriculture.


 

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April 10, 2016 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays Workshop - Dear Vancouver: An Experimental Letter Writing Campaign on Public Space

Dear Vancouver: An Experimental Letter Writing Campaign on Public Space invites participants to brainstorm and create a new and experimental campaign for communicating with, through and across the city of Vancouver.

Workshop coordinators - Justin Langlois and Alicia Medina Laddaga - will lead participants through creative forms of writing to synthesize letters that will be documented and subsequently distributed though post and/or online.

Letter writing campaigns have long been the first line of action by citizens asking for change in their communities. Whether writing to city hall, letters to the editor, or even posters in public places, the ways in which we address our city and one another goes a long way in shaping how we think about and live within Vancouver. Dear Vancouver workshop will implement collective letter drafting of enthusiastic praise, important demands, and open-ended questions to get to know where we live, and how we live in Vancouver. No experience in letter writing is necessary. Non-English speaking community members are highly encouraged to attend.

This workshop session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

 

Date: April 10, 2:30-5:00pm

Admission: $15 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; $10 MOV Members

Tickets: Register Here.


 

Workshop Leaders

Justin Langlois is an artist and educator. Justin is the co-founder of Broken City Lab, and an Assistant Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Alicia Medina Laddaga is an architecture and urban designer/researcher based in Vancouver


 

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April 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
When Trees Talk: A presentation and animated short film.

Celebrate Vancouver Park Board’s first annual Tree Week by joining us for a presentation about how trees communicate and share nutrients with each other by UBC researchers, Monika Gorzelak and Amanda Asay.

Following this presentation, Vancouver Film School classical animation instructor Keith Blackmore will present a screening of “The Man Who Planted Trees” (1987), an Oscar-winning animated short film that tells the story of one shepherd’s singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley.

Date: Friday, April 8. 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: $5 Members, Adults, Students & Seniors.

Tickets: Register Here

*note, the Museum's exhibitions spaces will be closed during this event.


 

Presenters:

Keith Blackmore has been an instructor of Classical Animation, 3D Animation & VFX at the Vancouver Film School since 1995  As a member of the SPARK CG Society and the Vancouver SIGGRAPH chapter he has been the Conference Chairman for several animation and VFX festivals in Vancouver. As an animation historian Keith has also been a guest lecturer at ECUAD, Science World and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Amanda Asay has always enjoyed the great outdoors and the activities it provides, such as hiking and camping. After 4 years on the east coast, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Brown University in Providence, RI, Amanda has returned to study interior Douglas-fir in the forests of BC.

Currently a PhD student with Dr. Suzanne Simard, Amanda previously completed a Master of Science under her supervision in the fall of 2013. Her research during my time at UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, focused on kin recognition/selection in interior Douglas-fir and the role mycorrhizal networks play in that interaction.

Monika Gorzelak is a PhD student at UBC in the Department of Forestry, studying kin-selected defense signaling through mycorrhizal networks in Douglas-fir. She loves mushroom hunting, forests and most outdoor activities

 


The Vancouver Park Board’s first annual Tree Week is taking place April 2 - 10. Attend Tree Week events to learn more about the benefits of trees—air cleaning, water filtration and retention, wildlife habitat, and improving the health and well-being of residents. Tree Week supports the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forest Strategy, a long-term action plan to sustain and replenish Vancouver’s tree canopy, and the Park Board’s new Biodiversity Strategy. For more information on Tree Week events, visit: vancouver.ca/treeweek

April 07, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Tour: Increasing Density, as if Housing People of All Incomes Really Mattered

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House incorporating Low Income Seniors Housing. Open November 2014

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House incorporating Low Income Seniors Housing, which opened November 2014.

 

Talk and Tour: Increasing Density, as if Housing People of All Incomes Really Mattered

Architect and community activist Sean McEwen will present provocative ideas regarding density and affordability as it pertains to Vancouver’s rezoning bylaws and development.  

Currently in Metro Vancouver, the term density is a cautionary signal for many. Rezonings and resulting density increases in existing neighbourhoods are lightning rods for residents to voice concerns about erosion of neighbourhood character. New development typically delivers housing that is unaffordable for most.

Sean McEwen will posit questions that tackle key issues for rezonings in Vancouver. What would happen if a conscious effort was made to utilize our city’s zoning by-laws to provide a more equitable approach to developing new housing? Is it possible to collaborate with the development industry and deliver new housing options that allow moderate and lower income households to access housing in inner city neighbourhoods? Can we tailor densification of our City to allow for economic opportunity, while housing people of all incomes, without drastic erosion of precious neighbourhood character?

Date: Thursday, April 7, 7:00pm

Tickets: $15 Adults; $11 Seniors and Students; Free for MOV Members.

Tickets: Register Here 

 


Presenter

Sean McEwan has been working as an architect for over 40 years in his home city of Vancouver. He consults primarily to the non-profit sector, and has worked in the housing field as an affordable housing advocate. His best-known projects include Mole Hill Community Housing, Kitsilano Neighbourhood House which includes low income seniors housing, and InSite, North America’s first supervised injection facility. As a community activist he has been involved in many development issues in his home neighbourhood of Kitsilano, including local area planning for the Arbutus Lands, often called a model for how new higher density development can be integrated into an existing neighbourhood.  


 

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April 03, 2016 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays Workshop - Modify Vancouver: An Intro to Design Fiction

Modify Vancouver, hosted by the Vancouver Design Nerds, will introduce participants to Design Fiction through the research of guest speaker Ian Wojtowicz.

This workshop will spark creativity, collaboration and a method for generating conceptual ideas as they pertain to local issues around Vancouver’s mobility and public space.

Participants will work in small groups to put theory into action, re-imagining a Vancouver without any limits. Designers use the practice of Design Fiction to propose and provoke discussion about what is and what could be, to produce projects that sit between the plausible and imaginary. This is a unique technique that takes a speculative approach to creative work; think science fiction for the present! Join the Design Nerds and use your creative imagination to design near future realities around such areas as public transportation and public space.

This workshop session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

 

Date: April 3, 2:30-5:00pm

Admission: $15 Adults; $13 Students/Seniors; $10 MOV Members

Tickets: Register Here.


 

Workshop Leaders

Jesi Carson is inspired by compelling stories, engaging spaces and discovering cultures through travel. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Interaction Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, where she undertook interactive systems design and sustainability studies in addition to human centered design and research. Jesi co-founded Basic Design, a social enterprise with a passion for upcycling, and sits as Board Chair of Cultivate Projects, a non-profit focused on building collaborative food gardens. As a new Project Lead and member of the steering committee for the Vancouver Design Nerds, Jesi strongly believes in the power of design as a tool for activism.

Sarah Hay holds a Bachelors of Industrial Design from Carleton University and a Masters of Applied Arts in Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Armed with these and 10 years of experience in the sustainability and design space, she runs a little studio affectionately named Slow & Steady Design. Her clients/collaborators are more often than not ambitiously involved in protecting and restoring our creative, environmental and local economies. Sarah has been involved with the Vancouver Design Nerds since arriving in Vancouver in 2004, which is kind of crazy and a testament to her inherent nerdiness and desire to collaborate with others. She lives on a boat with her family in a cooperatively owned marina in South False Creek.

Theunis Snyman is an aspiring social entrepreneur working his way to not working at all, but doing what he loves. As co-founder of Basic Design and Vancouver Trash Lab, and Project Lead for the Vancouver Design Nerds, Theunis strives to be socially conscious while practicing good design and having fun. Theunis holds a Bachelor's Degree of Industrial Design from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. His creative strength lies in his ability to make and prototype using unconventional materials. An avid dumpster diver, Theunis is not afraid to take risks and fail often on the path to the right design solution, and he believes that good design should have a purpose.

Ian Wojtowicz is an artist and researcher working in new media. His projects have exhibited internationally at venues including ISEA, the Carnegie Museum of Art, The New School, California College of the Arts and Harvard University. He graduated from MIT in 2011 with a Masters in Art, Culture and Technology where he received an MIT Fellowship Award. He has contributed to projects nominated for Genie, Emmy and Webby Awards, as well as featured in Wired Magazine, a TED talk and a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Ian was also the Founding Editor of one of the first cultural magazines published online and has taught at Emily Carr University.


 

Modify Vancouver - Design Fiction from The Design Nerds on Vimeo.

 


 

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March 24, 2016 / 6:00 PM
The Vancouver Quiz Show - Happy Hour Event

Grab a drink and test your knowledge of Vancouver's most pressing issues.

Drawing upon the data and map materials developed for the Your Future Home exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver, this “pub style" quiz show will test people's knowledge of  Vancouver. Members of the audience can play as individuals, or team up to answer questions - created by Data Curator Andy Yan - on housing affordability, urban density, transportation, and public space. (max 8 per team). Hosted by Peter Marriott, Social Planning Analyst for the City of Vancouver. 

These questions evoke the central tenant of this exhibition and concerns about our city.  The past, present, and future challenges and opportunities developing and shaping the issues of affordability, livability, and sustainability will be present. While original and creative (if not totally accurate) answers are entertained from contestants, the show invites the audience to learn more about their City and the critical issues framing its future as a home for present and future generations of Vancouverites.

Date: Thursday, March 24

Time: Bar opens at 6pm; Quiz Show begins at 7pm.

Tickets:  $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. Tickets still available at the door. Access to Your Future Home included with admission.


Peter Marriott spends his days quantifying and visualizing information about our complex city and the diverse people that comprise it. He works for the City of Vancouver as Social Planning Analyst, researching social indicators and trends, documenting inequities, and monitoring progress toward the Healthy City Strategy, Vancouver’s social sustainability plan. He holds a Master of Arts in Political Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Urban Studies degree from Simon Fraser University. He lives in the West End and tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Andy Yan is the Data Curator of the Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver exhibition. He is the Acting Director for Simon Fraser University as well as an Urban Planner at Bing Thom Architects and a Researcher at BTAworks, BTA’s research and development division. In his off time, he is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning.


 

Supporting Exhibition Partner:

Media sponsor: The Tyee.

March 19, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Out and About Walking Tour - This City is Ours: A History of Contentious Space in Vancouver.

This City is Ours invites participants to partake in a historical walking tour of downtown Vancouver; exploring public space and the contention that can surround it.

This tour, led by Adrienne Young, Jason Romisher, and Samantha Thompson, is part of Vancouver Historical Tours, a project that explores urban imaginaries in movement, developed with the support of SFU's Department of History. It takes place on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations, on unceded Coast Salish lands.

Vancouver, as a relatively young city, is often perceived as having very little history. In fact, in its short time a rich historical fabric has formed: comprised of different cultures and communities, conflict and an ever-changing urban landscape. Integral in understanding our current city is having the historical context that can help us interpret the importance of urban sites, even if they look completely different than they did as recently as five years ago. In an age of creative destruction, there is no such thing as physical permanence in an urban built environment. For this reason, Samantha Thompson, Adrienne Young, and Jason Romisher have created a walking tour that provides historical context, particularly offering narratives that are often disregarded by popular discourse. The tour will highlight stories and positions that prevent the erasure of marginalized histories, and provide the opportunity for different voices to be heard. These historical stories are meant to demonstrate that it is possible to create a sense of belonging in the city.

Sites included: Waterfront Station; Steam Clock; Maple Tree Square; CRAB Park; Oppenheimer Park; Carnegie Community Centre; Pigeon Park; Woodward’s; Victory Square; The Lamplighter Pub - we will finish here and participants are invited to join us inside to continue the dialogue after the conclusion of the tour.

Date: Saturday, March 19. 2-4pm.

Tickets: Pay what you can.

This event has reached registration capacity.


 

Tour Leaders:

Adrienne Young is a master’s student in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia, and holds a BA in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University. She is interested in how people interact in and react to buildings and space. Exploring cities is one of her favorite pastimes. She is excited to be participating in this program.

Jason Romisher is a Masters Degree student at Simon Fraser University in the Department of History. Jason received a BA from Queen’s University, BEd from Lakehead University and is currently on leave from a teaching position with Ontario’s Durham District School Board. Jason is passionate about the teaching and studying of history. His hobbies include birding, backcountry hiking and karaoke.

Samantha Thompson is an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University. She is studying history, geography and urban studies. Samantha’s passions include studying and researching cities and urban spaces, through a critical, feminist perspective. Her discipline focuses on access to social housing, place-making and the role that gender plays in how we interact with the urban built environment. Samantha has a love for writing, hiking, and outdoor education where she works with children in an effort to help them learn about their environment.


 

Out and About Walking Tour Organizing Partner:

 

Special Thanks To: 


 

Event photos by Eesmyal Santos-Brault and Ivanka Lupenec on our Facebook page: here.

February 27, 2016 / 2:00 PM
Out and About Walking Tour: Affordability Struggles

Creating affordable housing for the marginalized often sparks community and institutional challenges. Conflicting neighbourhood visions prompt debates about the deservingness of population groups, appropriate housing sites and support services. Bureaucratic imperatives can compound the issues.

Led by Liz Evans, former executive director of the PHS Community Services Society and Dale McClanaghan, former CEO of VanCity Enterprises, this walking tour in Chinatown, Gastown and the Downtown Eastside will visit sites where affordable housing projects that offer health and outreach services have prompted controversy. Community participants will discuss their experiences with planning and funding debates, and provide suggestions for future initiatives.

Event date: Saturday, February 27

Time: Meet at 1:45pm; tour begins at 2:00pm. Tour ends at 3:30pm.

Event cost: By donation ($5 recommended donation)

Registration: NOW FULL

MeetingSpot: North East Entrance of Tinseltown/International Village Mall at 88 West Pender Street. Tour finishes at the Woodward’s Atrium.

Locations covered:

  1. Vancouver Native Housing – 27 West Pender Street
  2. Pennsylvania Hotel 412 Cordova Street
  3. InSite 139 East Hastings Street
  4. Van Horne Building 22 East Cordova Street
  5. Woodward’s Building Atrium  - end of tour.

 

Tour Leaders:

Liz Evans

Liz Evans has over two decades of experience securing desperately needed housing and services for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  She is the co-founder and former executive director of the PHS Community Services Society, an group that provides housing and other services to people with complex drug addictions.  During her tenure, she helped create the first model of its kind by housing active drug users and embedding support services into SRO (single room occupancy) hotel housing, without any requirement for abstinence. Evans received her nursing degree from Ottawa University and previously worked as a nurse in a psychiatric unit.  She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Red Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association for HIV Research (2013), the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Services Government of Canada (2013), and Canada’s Top 40 under 40 (2000).

 

Dale McClanaghan

Dale McClanaghan is a real estate and housing consultant. He was previously CEO of VanCity Enterprises and built numerous social housing and market housing projects including VanCity place For Youth (VCP). The VCP building provides 50 units for formerly street-involved youth in the DTES. Dale established his consulting practice in 2002 and has completed over 50 major studies. Significant publications include City of Vancouver Rental Housing Synthesis Report, municipal housing strategies, student housing demand studies, and a Downtown Eastside SRO and Social Housing Demographic Study. Volunteer activities include Granville Island Trust (Chair), Sanford Housing Society and Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. He has previously served on City of Vancouver Planning Commission (Chair), Vancouver Heritage Foundation (Treasurer) and the Langara College Board. Dale holds an MBA from UBC.

 

Out and About Walking Tour Organizing Partner:

February 19, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: Re-Engaging Vancouver's Water

Presentations, Drinks, and Conversation!

What opportunities exist to create innovative, engaging public spaces in one of Canada’s most densely populated and expensive cities? How can a highly livable city surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty be described as “no fun” or have disengaged, unhappy citizens?

Join us for a lively discussion about what’s possible for Vancouver’s public realm, one that engages the water surrounding Vancouver in new ways. At this event presented by HCMA, people will discover the informed research and creative process behind Coal Harbour Deck (on display in Your Future Home), a project that reclaims Vancouver’s water for a new type of urban space. Visitors can have a look at some other initiatives that HCMA is working on to create and enhance public social spaces, and improve Vancouver’s relationship with water. Access to the Your Future Home exhibition is included with admission to this event.

Following the presentation, Mark Busse will facilitate a discussion about how we can, collectively, create new and engaging public spaces in our city as well as a fun activity with a prize for the best audience contribution! Grab a drink from the cash bar, have a snack, dive in to the issues, and let the ideas and conversation flow!

 

Date: Friday, February 19

Bar open: 6:00-9:00pm

Presentation begins: 7:00pm

Tickets: Advance tickets sales now closed. Tickets still available at the door. $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. Access to Your Future Home included with admission.


 

Melissa Higgs is an architect and Associate at HCMA.  Melissa is passionate about creating innovative public buildings where communities come together. Her focus has been designing recreation facilities and arts and culture projects, including the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, BC. She is experienced leading projects at all scales, including functional programs, renovations and expansions. Melissa is a member of the City of Surrey’s Advisory Design Panel and the AIBC’s Diverse Membership Group.

Paul Fast is an architect and Associate at HCMA. Paul’s work is focused on reconnecting people to their environments through the considered use of material, form, space and light. As an Associate, Paul enjoys the initial stages of concept design when site, user and program are defined. His careful consideration of these key decisions helps to shape the outcome of the design and building process for projects including the Coronation Community Recreation Centre in Edmonton as well as the award-winning UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Together, Melissa and Paul have been leading the research HCMA is conducting on the changing nature of outdoor swimming.

Mark Busse is a recovering communication designer and experienced facilitator with a belief that curiosity and conversation can result in built environments that delight and inspire. Mark’s career has put him on the frontier of applying design methods to social and strategic questions in business, community and the arts, and he has been an outspoken design industry writer, speaker and activist, serving on various industry boards, advisory councils, and education programs. He is the host of Creative Mornings Vancouver and Interesting Vancouver.


 

This MOV Happy Hour event is presented by HCMA.

Supporting Exhibition Partner:

Media sponsor: The Tyee.

February 11, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Built City Speaker Series: Capitalism to Craft - Rethinking the Built Environment

The world’s industrial design processes are becoming more precise, more computerized and more perfect.  In contrast, buildings are still hand-made, imperfect and almost crude.  D’Arcy Jones will present recent studio work, highlighting their successes and failures in the pursuit of craft within the limits of contemporary construction. Visual artist, Germaine Koh’s public interventions and urban situations cultivate an active citizenry through play and conceptual provocation. She will present Home Made Home, her project for building small dwellings, which promotes DIY community building and creative strategies for occupying urban space.

Moderated by Adele Weder.

Germaine Koh is an internationally active Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Her work is concerned with the significance of everyday exchanges, familiar objects and common places. Koh has been a recipient of the Shadbolt Foundation VIVA Award and a finalist for the Sobey Art Award. Her current projects include League, a regular gathering to play invented sports and games as a practice of collective creative problem-solving, and Home Made Home, an enterprise for building innovative small dwellings. 

D’Arcy Jones heads the award-winning Vancouver D’Arcy Jones Architecture studio.  The studio’s  process is preoccupied with the creation of unique, contextual, and spatial solutions.  On projects of different scales and types, invention and craft are preferential to repertoire and luxury.  Through competitions, design panels, teaching, and lectures, Jones strives to create a practice that is a critical contributor to contemporary culture.

Adele Weder is a Vancouver-based architectural writer who contributes regularly to Architectural Record, Canadian Architect, The Walrus, and other publications across North America and abroad. She is also the curator and coordinator of the exhibition “Ron Thom and the Allied Arts,” which travelled across Canada from 2013 to 2015. Adele is a recipient of the President’s Award in Architectural Journalism and the Metro Vancouver Advocacy Award from the RAIC. She’s a co-author and contributing essayist to books on B.C. Binning, Selwyn Pullan, and others. Her next book project, on Montreal architect Dan Hanganu, will be published by Dalhousie Architectural Press later this year.

Date: February 11

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: SOLD OUT

 

Presentation Partner:

https://www.raic.org/

Supporting Exhibition Partner:

February 04, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Tour: A Desire for Mobility

Talk and Tour:  A Desire for Mobility - A history of past freeway plans, current remnants and future visions

Presented by Lon LaClaire and Steve Brown (City of Vancouver)

Date: February 4

Time: 7:00 pm

Tickets: General $15 | Seniors, Students, Youth $11 | MOV Members FREE. Register here. Admission to Your Future Home is included with event price.

In the mid-20th century, Vancouver was an infant city.  Planners and engineers faced challenges on how to accommodate people’s desire for increased mobility.  It was a time where cities were experiencing massive growth in automobile travel; projections were showing this was going to continue to increase.  Plans to accommodate this growth through the introduction of a freeway network were developed. Cities throughout the world were modifying transit infrastructure, demolishing buildings and building infrastructure to accommodate the automobile.  A local grass roots movement of citizens rallied to obstruct the freeway plan. Some components, however, were built.  A few of the current legacies of this era can be seen through the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts and buildings at the foot of Granville Street.

Join Lon LaClaire and Steve Brown (City of Vancouver), for a journey through time, from the 1970s to the present, examining what was driving the decisions for freeway development. This presentation will review how transportation planning has changed to achieve mobility goals and offer an overview of two current initiatives that aim to bridge the gap between 1970s transportation development and the present. A guided tour through MOV’s new exhibition -  Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver – will follow.

Lon LaClaire is currently the Acting Director of Transportation for the City of Vancouver. He completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Concordia University in Montreal and his Masters in Transportation Engineering and Structures at the University of Calgary.  Lon has worked at the City of Vancouver for 18 years with the majority of his time spent leading the Strategic Transportation Planning group within the Engineering department.   Prior to this Lon worked on major projects including the Millennium Line SkyTrain, development of the Downtown Transportation Plan and the Canada Line SkyTain.

Steve Brown is the Manager of Traffic and Data Management at the City of Vancouver.  He completed his degree in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, has worked for the City of Vancouver for over 12 years and has worked in the private sector in various consulting roles for over 6 years.  During his time, with the City of Vancouver, Steve has led the transportation component of a number of city shaping initiatives such as the initial feasibility review of modifying the Georgia and Dunsmuir Viaducts and the Central Waterfront Hub Framework development. Steve also led the team responsible for creating Transportation 2040, the City of Vancouver’s award winning transportation plan.

Supporting Exhibition Partner:

February 03, 2016 / 6:30 PM
Sold Out - Urbanarium City Debates 2 - Resolution: Build Fewer Towers

Experts dispute the future of our region. You decide.

Teams of experts argue competing visions for solving Metro Vancouver’s biggest challenges. Audience members vote before and after each debate, a prize awarded to the team who changes the most minds. A monthly series moderated by David Beers, founding editor of The Tyee. Sponsored by Urbanarium and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

 

City Debate #2

Resolution: Build Fewer Towers. Is Vancouver and its region too quick or too slow to build towers? Are they good or bad for livability and green aims? Are towers the future or past their prime?

When: February 3

Location: UBC Robson Square

Tickets: Sold Out

 

Moderator:

David Beers

David Beers founded The Tyee, Canada’s highly awarded independent online source for news and ideas. His solutions-focused journalism has been widely published in Canada and the US. He was an editor at Mother Jones and the Vancouver Sun, and is adjunct professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism.

 

 

Pro

Lance Berelowitz

Lance Berelowitz is a professional planner, urban designer and writer. As principal of URBAN FORUM ASSOCIATES, he provides planning, urban design and communications services across Canada and internationally. His acclaimed book on Vancouver’s emerging urban form, Dream City: Vancouver and the Global Imagination, won the City of Vancouver Book Award.

Oliver Lang

Oliver Lang is a German Canadian architect and entrepreneur, educated at Columbia U, TU Berlin and ETSA Barcelona, licensed in BC, New York and Germany. As principal of LWPAC, a GG medal winning, Vancouver based interdisciplinary architecture firm, he is working on museum, education, urban housing and R&D projects.

 

Con

Dave Ramslie

A Principal and Head of Planning Research, & Sustainability with the Integral Group LLC, Dave is a urban planner focused on resiliency and sustainable development. His work has won numerous international awards and last year he was recognized by the NRDC as one of nine global leaders fighting climate change in cities.

Christopher Vollan

Chris Vollan is VP Development for Rize, a Vancouver company with a twenty year history developing urban infill projects throughout Metro Vancouver.  Recent projects include: The Independent, The Rolston/Yale, Wave, onQue, Gold House and Containers. Chris lives with his smelly old chocolate lab in a really tall east side tower.

January 23, 2016 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander 2016 at Vanier Park

Five attractions for one low price!


This January bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, science, history and art - plus, enjoy local food vendors, entertainment, and have the chance to win great prizes.

This year's Winter Wander will take place on January 23, 2016!

For only $5 you can enjoy 5 attractions including:

Museum of Vancouver
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Vancouver Academy of Music
City of Vancouver Archives

Plus: children 5 and under free!

Bob Kronbauer from Vancouver is Awesome explains what makes this event AWESOME on The Peak 102.7:

January 20, 2016 / 7:00 PM
MOV Members-Only Opening Reception for Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver

 

MOV Members-Only Opening Reception for Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver

Mingle with other MOV Members and Urbanophiles at this exclusive and popular Opening Receception. 

From the Vancouver Urbanarium Society and the Museum of Vancouver comes the immersive and timely new exhibition, Your Future Home: Creating the New Vancouver.

As it explores the hottest topics in Vancouver today—housing affordability, urban density, mobility, and public space—Your Future Home invites people to discover surprising facts about the city and imagine what Vancouver might become. This major exhibition engages visitors with the bold visual language and lingo of real estate advertising as it presents the visions of talented Vancouver designers about how we might design the cityscapes of the future. Throughout the run of the exhibition, visitors can deepen their experience through a series of programs, including workshops, happy hours, and debates among architectural, real estate and urban planning experts.

When: January 20, 7:00pm

Tickets: Free - only open to MOV Members*. Purchase or renew your membership here

Schedule:
7:00pm Event begins: exhibition is open for viewing
7:45pm Remarks (approximate time)
10:00pm Closing

Light refreshments and snacks available. Cash bar.

*Note: Members are welcome to bring 1 guest (1 guest per membership; guest must be accompanied  by the Member).

If you would like to attend, it is a great time to become a Member! More information here or call 604.736.4431 ext.0.

January 20, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Urbanarium City Debates 1 - Resolution: Open all neighbourhoods to densification

Experts dispute the future of our region. You decide.

Teams of experts argue competing visions for solving Metro Vancouver’s biggest challenges. Audience members vote before and after each debate, a prize awarded to the team who changes the most minds. A monthly series moderated by David Beers, founding editor of The Tyee. Sponsored by Urbanarium and UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

 

City Debate #1

When: January 20, 6pm

Tickets: Sold Out

 

Resolution: Open all neighbourhoods to densification.

How and where will Vancouver and its region accommodate increased population? In densifying neighbourhoods, where do issues of fairness, democracy, ecology and community preservation come into play? Should any areas be off limits?

Moderator:

David Beers

David Beers founded The Tyee, Canada’s highly awarded independent online source for news and ideas. His solutions-focused journalism has been widely published in Canada and the US. He was an editor at Mother Jones and the Vancouver Sun, and is adjunct professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism.

Pro:

Joyce Drohan

Joyce Drohan, Director of Urban Design at Perkins + Will Canada Ltd., is an architect and an urbanist whose focus is sustainable communities. A lead member of master planning teams for South East False Creek and East Fraserlands, she helped to forge Vancouver’s reputation for good city-building. Consistent to all her projects is balancing viability, amenity and growth with livability.  

Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian, city planner and founding principal of TODERIAN UrbanWORKS, is a consultant and thought-leader in advanced urbanism, city planning & urban design. He advises cities & best-practice developers across the region and globe, after six years as Vancouver’s Chief Planner. Brent is President of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, a regular CBC radio columnist, and a writer for many publications.

 

Con:

Michael A. Goldberg

Mike Goldberg, Professor Emeritus of Sauder School of Business, joined UBC in 1968, was Sauder School Dean and AVP International and studied cities, their transportation, housing and land use systems and global competitiveness.  He is a director of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Vankic China Fund; Chair of Surrey City Development Corporation, a member WorkSafeBC’s Investment Committee.

Sam Sullivan

Sam Sullivan, MLA for Vancouver False Creek, is a Member of the Order of Canada and former Mayor of Vancouver. As Mayor he championed densification by creating the Ecodensity Initiative and he has served as Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

December 03, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Learn: Evolution and Adaptations in Modern Inuit Culture

An interdisciplinary talk that delves into the contemporary life in Canadian Inuit communities. Ecologist/filmmaker Joel Heath and anthropologist Pamela Stern will share insights from their research and experience in the Arctic, and prompt us to consider what it is like to live surrounded by the harsh climate and stark landscapes of the Arctic tundra. Drawing from 15 years conducting Arctic research and his experience producing the award-winning film People of a Feather, Heath’s talk will provide a unique glimpse into the evolution of Arctic culture, and how environmental change - particularly in relation to hydroelectric projects – has changed the Inuit people of Sanikiluag’s relationship to their ecosystem. Stern’s talk “The Art of Home” will explore Inuit art, specifically representations of homes, both past and present. Two prolific printmaking Inuit communities, Ulukhaktok (Holman) and Cape Dorset will be covered.

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: Register now!

 

Joel Heath is a scientist, award winning filmmaker, environmental activist, and recently held the prestigious 2014-15 Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies at the University of Washington. In 2002, Joel began his PhD project: to study the winter ecology of eider ducks in the Canadian Arctic. This project took him to the remote Belcher Islands where he worked with the community of Sanikiluaq to gather data and footage of the ducks and arctic sea ice. His PhD completed, Joel moved onto a bigger project: sharing the story behind the research by creating a beautiful and intelligent documentary about the relationships among changing sea ice, eider ducks, and the unique Inuit of Sanikiluaq that use the birds for clothing and food. People of a Feather has won over 16 international film awards.  In addition to Research Associate positions at Carleton University (Geography and Environmental Studies) and the University of Manitoba (Centre for Earth Observation Science), Joel is the Executive Director and founder of the Arctic Eider Society, a registered charity that supports outreach, research, and solution-oriented activism with the goal of empowering Inuit and Cree communities, providing environmental stewardship for sea ice ecosystems. The Society also works to engage youth and bring the voices of Inuit to discussions on important environmental issues.

Pamela Stern is assistant professor of anthropology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Stern is the author of two books about Inuit: Historical Dictionary of the Inuit and Daily Life of Inuit and is co-editor of Critical Inuit Studies: An Anthology of Contemporary Arctic Ethnography.  She is also the co-author of The Proposal Economy, an ethnography about citizenship in a northern Ontario community. Stern is a socio-cultural anthropologist with interests in the ways that individuals and communities respond to and shape the conditions of modern life and in doing so participate in making public policy. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Ulukhaktok, an Inuvialuit community in the Northwest Territories, as well as in Cobalt, Ontario.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable but relatively little known region of Canada, describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities, and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

Le cabinet Lateral Office a dirigé et organisé l’exposition intitulée Adaptations à l’Arctique : Nunavut à 15 ans, avec l’aide de l’Institut royal d’architecture du Canada, et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg se chargera de la tournée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, et du commanditaire principal Manuvie.

November 27, 2015 / 7:00 PM
'People of a Feather' Documentary Film Screening

Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.

Date: Friday, November 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm (90 minutes)
Admission: Includes admission to Arctic Adaptations exhibition. Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | Wheelchair Accessible $11 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: 
Register now!

Presenting partner: DOXA.

Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature.

 
Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable but relatively little known region of Canada, describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities, and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

Le cabinet Lateral Office a dirigé et organisé l’exposition intitulée Adaptations à l’Arctique : Nunavut à 15 ans, avec l’aide de l’Institut royal d’architecture du Canada, et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg se chargera de la tournée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, et du commanditaire principal Manuvie.

 
November 26, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Life In A Changing Arctic: Talk and Learn with Eric Solomon

Eric Solomon, Director of Arctic Programs at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, will present 'Life In A Changing Arctic,' an interactive talk highlighting life in Canada’s Arctic communities, their strong connection to the land and the rapid changes they are experiencing. Eric will speak about his experiences working in the Arctic, economic issues, the significance of the changing sea ice that connects Arctic communities, and the opportunities and challenges brought by an increasingly accessible Arctic ocean. Eric leads the Vancouver Aquarium’s Arctic research, conservation and education initiatives, and works with Arctic aboriginal communities, researchers, policy-makers, educators and the general public to improve knowledge and dialogue on this important region. Eric is an expert on integrated approaches to building and communicating scientific and locally-derived knowledge about the Arctic and its regional issues.

Event date: November 26, 7:00pm

Admission: By Donation

November 22, 2015 / 12:00 PM
Book Swap
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What are you doing with all those old books? Satisfy your need to purge. Bring them to MOV on Sunday, Novmber 22 (12:00 - 4:00pm) to receive $5 OFF admission. (kids/youth are free)

Drop off your books, and pick up some new reading material. It's a book swap, and it's good for everyone.

 

November 14, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Fashion Avant-Garde: Now And Then (Fashion Show)

To cap off the Canadian Fashion Symposium (earlier this same day), the Museum of Vancouver will host a fashion show­ of local Vancouver designers from different areas of contemporary fashion design (eco fashion, wearable technology, Indigenous fashion, wearable art, fashion technology, haute couture), as well as historical costumes selected by Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers from his elaborate collection. The historical pieces will thematically, visually, technically, or conceptually complement the new contemporary designs. The overall theme of the fashion show is the cutting edge of fashion design today and throughout history, juxtaposing old and new, as well as high tech and low tech fashion trends and concepts.

This event is organized and curated by Dr. Katrina Sark.

The Symposium and the Fashion Show are open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 7:00pm
Tickets: Adults $25, Students $20, Seniors $20, Members $20. Register now!


Designers on Display:

 

Alano Edzerza, Contemporary Northwest Coast Fashion: A simple, casual dress featuring patterns inspired by a traditional Talhtan blanket that has been in his family for over 250 years. www.edzerzagallery.com

 

Aniimiism (Cassie Dee), Modern fashion. Iridescent dress - light catching iridescent fabric (similar to dupioni silk) to show the technological advancement of fabric (getting the iridescent effect into a chiffon like silk) and incorporating the modern transparent fashion aspect. http://shop.aniimiism.com/

 

Nathaly Barberi, Modern fashion. Inspired by futuristic wear, the concept behind it was geo mapping, architecture and minerals, it was all about the structure in the garment, the emerald bricks where all quilted and hand painted trying to evoke the shades of an emerald stone. In this particular piece I decided to go for a more simple silhouette and plain color in the bottom and a more structured and colorful piece on top so it stand out more. https://www.facebook.com/NathalyBarberiDesign/

 

Amy Herndon, Modern fashion. The concept of this look was to juxtapose hard and soft in the form of shaped/structured and shapeless/draped silhouettes. I wanted to show that things so different in idea and construction can work in harmony to create one cohesive idea and look. https://www.facebook.com/AmyHerndonDesign

  Ellen Legro, Modern fashion. Geometric design and turquoise stones in Navajo jewelry inspired my design and concept. I created a leather piece with triangle cut-outs to be worn over top a matching turquoise skirt and shirt. To achieve fabric that looks like turquoise, I used a batik dying method on cotton. The cut-outs in the leather piece on top of the fabric emulate a modern take on the art of Navajo jewelry.
 

Connally McDougall, Modern fashion. I took inspiration from Frida Kahlo and the opulent colours, flowers and textures she used in her work. The gown is made of silk organza and is entirely hand sewn, using more than 12 metres of fabric to create the shape. It took over 100 hours to put it together and four fittings. I wanted a striking silhouette against the botanical backdrop. The entire collection, OPTOBOTANICA is a blend of optical, graphic prints and floral, natural elements. https://www.facebook.com/ConnallyMcdougallDesign

 

Parker McIntosh, Victorian, 19th century tailored menswear . Reproductions of Victorian menswear, tailoring based on 19th century tailoring manuals, research of techniques and period style. http://myvictorianwardrobe.blogspot.ca/

 

Sofia (Sofia Méndez Schenone), Modern fashion. My suits are created with the idea of bringing a moment of casual beauty into our daily/work life. I wanted to bring a subtle lightness with a laid back approach to the well-known suit, while keeping it sophisticated. I chose a beautiful tweed fabric that has texture and softness, and played with contrast solid lines to add geometry with color blocking. Both the pants and the shorts add to the effortless idea of liberty and modernity that I wanted to portray. http://www.sofiaclothing.com/

 

Katherine Soucie, Eco fashion. Dress, Arlechino + Pierrot Collection. This dress is composed of pre-consumer textile waste ( hosiery, pantyhose) that has been hand dyed and printed before reconstructed into new fabric yardage.  Using low impact dyes and textile inks, our signature hosiery textile process involves a restructuring of this material resource to create one of a kind pieces such as this dress. The inspiration for this particular collection is homage to the story of Arlechino and Pierrot (the late-Renaissance Italy theatrical play) and the Commedia dell'Arte.  This dress in particular is inspired by the character of Arlechino, a shapeshifter who wore varicoloured patchwork garments made from collected remnants of fabric. http://www.sanssoucie.ca/

 

TKC Design (Taran Cheema), The collection is inspired by painting, taking various brushes from a fan brush to a filbert. I created multiple layers of brush strokes. After creating these, I used tracing papers to find the silhouettes. The collection is unique because each layer is a distinct pattern shape. Similar to how an artist paints the garment develops as you add each layer to the look – building up layers to get the final product.  http://taranjitcheema.com/

 

Suzi Webster, Fashion and technology.  Electric Heart is a bioresponsive and interactive garment that turns the received heartbeat of a distant beloved into pulses of light and color. The heartbeat of the garment's wearer is intended to synchronise with the heartbeat of the absent beloved. http://www.suziwebster.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 14, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Fashion Symposium

The Fashion Symposium at the Museum of Vancouver is the second annual nationwide gathering of Canadian fashion scholars. Experts from academia and industry, along with collectors and fans, will come together to present and discuss their research in various fields of fashion—including history, material culture, gender, technology, eco fashion, and urban culture.

The symposium will enable participants to present their fashion-related work and encourage in-depth discussion and collaboration through thematic workshops. The goal is to inspire collaboration and communication among fashion scholars, curators, and fashion professionals across Canada. Download the full programme (pdf).

Dr. Katrina Sark, author of the forthcoming book Montréal Chic: A Locational History of Montreal Fashion (2016) and co-founder of the Urban Chic book series (Intellect Press) is organizing the symposium. Dr. Sark is nurturing a nationwide network of people fascinated by fashion. The first Fashion Symposium took place in Montreal at the McCord Museum in October 2014. It brought together fashion scholars, curators, professionals, and press.

A highlight of the symposium at the Museum of Vancouver will be a fashion show­ entitled Fashion Avant-Garde: Now And Then. It will juxtapose old and new, and high tech and low tech from the past and today. The event will feature the work of Vancouver designers, who are active in diverse areas of contemporary fashion (eco fashion, wearable technology, Indigenous fashion, wearable art, fashion technology, haute couture)—and contrast their garments with historical examples from the collection of Vancouver fashion historian Ivan Sayers. The designers and Ivan Sayers will present commentary during the fashion show.

This event is organized and curated by Dr. Katrina Sark.

The Fashion Symposium and the Fashion Show (paid tickets required) are open to the public.

 

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 10am-5:30pm
Tickets: Register now!

 

November 13, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Why I Design 2015

30+ Designers Talk With You About What They Do (and Why They’re Doing It in Vancouver)

Date: Friday, November 13, 2015
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm (soft start; come at any time!)
Admission: $16 Advance | $13 Students Advance | Still available at the Door $20 / $10 MOV Members
+ Cash Bar!
 

The Museum of Vancouver again invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. More than thirty designers, stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work with you during this special evening. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.

Discover the stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before. Ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovators in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

Hundreds of people came last year—click here to see which designers you missed.

Why I Design breaks down walls between disciplines and between designers and the public. It’s an opportunity to interact with the designers of the products and environments that shape your life.

 
Featuring:  Sarah Fairweather (Lululemon Labs), Brian Wakelin (Principal, Public Design), Ryan White + Robin Stethem (Blue Marble Labs), Helen Eady (Forward Cycling Goods), Alex Grunenfelder + Meichen Waxer + Kim Cooper (Kale Creative), Lindsay Duthie (YOUxBUILD), Karen Byskov + Jayde Chang + Jessica Beketa + Shea O'Neil (Repair Matters), Jean Chisholm + Janine Merkel (Hometown Project), Rob Johnston (Tangram Design), Nathan Lee (Contexture Design), Andreas Eiken, Helene Day Fraser (ECUAD Material Matters), Zoe Garred (Fleet Objects), Henry Sun (Still Design), Carey Schaefer (Cumulus Project), Muraco Wolfe (Jewelry), Scott Billings (SBE + Quake Kit), David Schreiber (Uncle Skunkle Toys), Zuzia Juszkiewic (Modern Catalyst ), Benjamin McLaughlin (Design Jamin), Gordon Ross (OpenRoad Communications), Tom Wray (Wray Guitars), Matthew Hunsberger (Matte Black Design Inc.), Suzi Webster, and Lucas Epp (Structure Craft), Derek Lee (PWL Partnership Landscape Architects).

 

Thanks to our presenting sponsor Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, and all of our generous supporters.

November 12, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk and Learn: Arctic Adaptations, Housing, and Inuit Social History

Frank Tester, Professor School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia, will be hosting a talk in conjunction with Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition.  Frank has lived and worked extensively in the Eastern Arctic. His comprehensive research explores the social implications of living conditions related to public housing policies in Arctic communities.  Frank’s research, both provocative and revealing, points to a public housing system that is informed by cost saving measures and, in some cases, problematic architectural design. Issues of overcrowding and lack of basic resources are but a few of the issues that prompt Frank to build a case for a Social Housing model.

A key aim of Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15  is to explore the potential for adaptive architecture in addressing current challenges in Nunavut around access and delivery of housing, health, arts, education, and recreation. University of British Columbia social work professor Frank Tester will share in-depth insights and research findings connected to these challenges, particularly around the hurdles and needs inherent in providing housing in a demanding physical environment, and  complex ideological and historical context. To learn more about "the Implications of Homelessness for Inuit," read Tester's report (PDF).

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members Free

Tickets: Register now!

Frank Tester is Professor of Social Work at UBC. He previously taught in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto. He has a particular interest in social and environmental issues in relation to colonial histories. Frank has lived and worked extensively in the eastern Arctic. His current research interests include Inuit social history, the problem of young Inuit suicide and the social and personal implications of a severe housing shortage and overcrowding. His most recent contribution is research and a far-reaching report on the impacts of the Meadowbank Gold Mine on women and families in the community of Qammani’tuaq (Baker Lake), Nunavut. He is also working with Inuit youth and Elders in Naujaat and Gjoa Haven, helping them to discover, research, write about, and film their social history and culture. Frank has researched the history of Inuit residential schools, is a documentary film maker and has been a research advisor to the Qikiqtani Truth Commission.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable but relatively little known region of Canada, describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities, and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

Le cabinet Lateral Office a dirigé et organisé l’exposition intitulée Adaptations à l’Arctique : Nunavut à 15 ans, avec l’aide de l’Institut royal d’architecture du Canada, et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg se chargera de la tournée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, et du commanditaire principal Manuvie.

October 18, 2015 / 2:00 PM
'Arctic Defenders' Film Screening - cancelled

This screening has been cancelled.

October 17, 2015 / 1:00 PM
Mouth and Foot Painting Demonstration

October is National Disabilities Employment Month in Canada. On this afternoon, MOV Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about how people with disabilities are able to continue to express themselves creatively by painting using their mouths/feet. Among the many virtues of art are its inclusiveness and its ability to touch and inspire people.

The two painters, Cody Tresierra of British Colombia and Mariam Paré of Chicago, will demonstrate their technique and discuss how art has helped them overcome their disabilities.

The artist will meet with visitors to demonstrate how disability does not have to be a barrier to creative fulfillment and achievement; that art comes from within and is not defined by how the painter holds the brush.

Mr. Tresierra and Ms. Paré are both members of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, an association of 800 disabled artists around the world who earn their livings selling their work through MFPA in the form of greeting cards, calendars and books.

An artefact that Mr. Tresierra chose from our collection, as part of our #makesmehappy exhibition, will also be on display.

Demonstrations will be taking space in the MOV galleries. Admission is required.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

October 16, 2015 / 7:00 PM
'Arctic Defenders' Film Screening

Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in 1968 with a radical Inuit movement in Canada. It led to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The story reveals the dark side of Canada’s attempt at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the game. It's also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic which he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager.

Presenting partner: DOXA.

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm

Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | Wheelchair Accessible $11 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: Register now!

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Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015 CANCELLED

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable but relatively little known region of Canada, describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities, and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

Le cabinet Lateral Office a dirigé et organisé l’exposition intitulée Adaptations à l’Arctique : Nunavut à 15 ans, avec l’aide de l’Institut royal d’architecture du Canada, et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg se chargera de la tournée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, et du commanditaire principal Manuvie.

October 08, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Culture: Adaptation and Translation

In Nunavut, a place of unique indigenous values, identity, and culture coexist with newly designed environments that reflect a vision for a Canadian North that demands that architects and planners rethink how buildings and infrastructure should operate. Architect and co-curator of Arctic Adaptations Lola Sheppard and distinguished planner William Trousdale will discuss some of the professional, technical, and cultural issues of building and capacity building in Nunavut and other First Nations communities. The evening's moderator will be architect Patrick Stewart MRAIC, a member of the Nisga'a First Nation.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | RAIC Members $11 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: In-person at the MOV front desk, or call 604-736-4431 to order by phone.

 

Dr. Patrick Reid Stewart is a member of the Killerwhale House of Daaxan of the Nisga’a Nation. His Nisga’a name is Luugigyoo of the Village of Gingolx. Patrick was the first architect of First Nations ancestry in B.C. to own and operate an architectural firm in B.C.  Patrick`s dissertation, indigenous architecture through indigenous knowledge: dim sagalts`apkw nisim was featured by the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Calgary Herald, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Regina Leader Post, Time Magazine, USA Today, gawker.com, MSN, New York Times and the Paris Review. He has two chapters from his dissertation accepted for publication in the forthcoming book, Contemporary Indigenous Architecture: Local Traditions, Global Winds from the University of New Mexico Press. His architectural work is included in the book, New Architecture on Indigenous Lands and in the award winning architectural film documentary, Aboriginal Architecture: Living Architecture. He participated in the award winning film documentary, Something to eat, a place to sleep and someone who gives a damn, a film on homelessness. Patrick is current Chair of the Provincial Aboriginal Homelessness Committee and past Chair (for 9 years) of the Aboriginal Homelessness Steering Committee for Metro Vancouver.

Lola Sheppard’s research exists at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. It privileges architecture as a mutable territory that is formed out of and responsive to its history and environment.  The work posits that the role of the architect is not simply problem solver or designer, but cultural, environmental and spatial detective, bringing to light the forces at work within a site-specific climate and geography, and able to look design opportunities.  Much of her recent work and teaching has focused on the role of architecture, infrastructure and the public realm in the unique and challenging context of Arctic Canada.  Lola Sheppard founded Lateral Office in 2003 with Mason White. She is also a co editor of the journal [Bracket] which looks at the intersection of architecture, environment and digital culture. Lateral Office received the Emerging Voices award from the Architecture League of New York in 2011 and the 2010 Professional Prix de Rome award from the Canada Council for the Arts. Lola is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo.

William Trousdale is a globally recognized and awarding winning planner, economist, decision analyst and tourism expert. He is a certified professional planner in the United States and Canada. His work has also been given national recognition (two national awards for planning excellence from the Canadian Institute of planners) international recognition (three projects selected for the United Nations Best Practices Data Base) and earned fellowships from the Ford Foundation and CIDA’s Centre of Excellence. Currently he is working with aboriginal communities in Canada, international NGOs and agencies, local governments, research institutes, and the private sector. He has worked on over one-hundred assignments in countries across the Americas, Asia, Africa and eastern Europe. Much of his work has been published in academic journals.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 surveys a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut. Each of these components documents architectural history in this remarkable but relatively little known region of Canada, describes the contemporary realities of life in its communities, and examines an adapting role for architecture moving forward. This exhibition marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, in 1999, and its rapid rise.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

Le cabinet Lateral Office a dirigé et organisé l’exposition intitulée Adaptations à l’Arctique : Nunavut à 15 ans, avec l’aide de l’Institut royal d’architecture du Canada, et du Conseil des arts du Canada. Le Musée des beaux-arts de Winnipeg se chargera de la tournée avec le soutien du Programme d’aide aux musées du ministère du Patrimoine canadien, et du commanditaire principal Manuvie.

 

October 08, 2015 / 5:30 PM
Curator Talk and Tour: 'Arctic Adaptations' with Lola Sheppard

Join Lola Sheppard, co-curator of Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 for an intimate talk and tour. An exhibition marking the 15th anniversary of the founding of Canada’s newest territory, visitors are invited to learn about a century of arctic architecture, an urbanizing present, and a projective near future of adaptive architecture in Nunavut.

Date: Thursday, October 8, 2015
Time: 5:30pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members Free
Tickets: In-person at the MOV front desk, or call 604-736-4431 to order by phone.

Lola Sheppard’s research exists at the intersection of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. It privileges architecture as a mutable territory that is formed out of and responsive to its history and environment. The work posits that the role of the architect is not simply that of a problem solver or designer, but also a cultural, environmental and spatial detective, bringing to light the forces at work within a site-specific climate and geography, and able to look design opportunities. Much of her recent work and teaching has focused on the role of architecture, infrastructure and the public realm in the unique and challenging context of Arctic Canada.

Lola Sheppard founded Lateral Office in 2003 with Mason White. She is also a co-editor of the journal [Bracket], which looks at the intersection of architecture, environment and digital culture. Lateral Office received the Emerging Voices award from the Architecture League of New York in 2011 and the 2010 Professional Prix de Rome award from the Canada Council for the Arts. Lola is an Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo.

Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 has been organized and curated by Lateral Office, with the support of the Royal Architectural institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. It is presented and coordinated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery with assistance from the Museums Assistance Program, department of Canadian Heritage, and presenting sponsor Manulife.

September 20, 2015 / 2:00 PM
Talk & Learn: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city
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the city before the city
 
Talk & Learn: 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 talk from Larry Grant and Jill Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. We will invite questions and conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition, and offer participants the opportunity to learn some key phrases and building blocks of the language. Advance registration for this interactive talk are strongly encouraged; youth and families welcome!
 
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: General $14 | Seniors & Students $11  | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members FREE
Get Tickets: Call 604 736 4431 ext. 0
 
About Larry and Jill:
 
Larry Grant is a Musqueam elder, born and raised in Musqueam traditional territory by a traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam family. After 4 decades as a tradesman, Larry enrolled in the FNLG program, which awoke his memory of the embedded value that the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language has to self-identity, kinship, culture, territory, and history prior to European contact. He is presently assisting in revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and co-teaching an introductory hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ course for the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia.
 
Jill Campbell is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band, and manager of its Musqueam Language and Culture Department. Since its inception in 1997, she has worked in numerous positions including Adjunct Professor with the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia. Jill has been working with the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language for almost 30 years. She is passionate about language revitalization and her community.

 
 
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September 03, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: Lively Objects with Germaine Koh

Talk & Tour: Lively Objects with Germaine Koh

Join us for an intimate talk with artist Germaine Koh, followed by an interactive tour of Lively Objects. In this exhibition, artefacts do not quietly await our appreciation. These enchanted artworks disrupt traditional museum categories and presentation techniques, and invite visitors to reconsider the museum experience.

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: General $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members FREE
Get Tickets: Call 604 736 4431 ext. 0
 
Koh’s talk will provide insight into the unique curatorial vision for exhibition, and invite us to explore how and why we are drawn to the experience of things that seem to come to life. Koh will discuss the mechanics and conceptual framework of her Topographic Table, as well as delve into the how and why of her artistic practice, which is concerned with the significance of everyday actions, familiar objects and common places.
 
Topographic Table recreates the contours of the mountains of North of Vancouver. Sensors and internet-connected electronics embedded in its frame cause the table to tremble in response to nearby vibrations and news about earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. This piece of furniture models the geology and psychic condition of living near the Cascadia fault line.
 
Lively Objects brings together artworks that vibrate with mechanical, digital, and magical forces. Installations hidden throughout the Museum’s history galleries awaken our fascination with objects that come to life.

The artworks in Lively Objects take a variety of forms – gloves, tables, figurines, machines and projected images. These enchanted artworks disrupt traditional museum categories and presentation techniques. They start surprising conversations with neighbouring objects and invite visitors to reconsider the museum experience.

Lively Objects is curated by Caroline Seck Langill and Lizzie Muller. It is part of The Living Effect, a SSHRC-funded project that investigates notions of “aliveness” in media arts objects. It features works created by faculty and alumni of OCAD University and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, including: Wendy Coburn, Steve Daniels, Judith Doyle (with Ian Murray), Kate Hartman, Garnet Hertz, Simone Jones & Lance Winn, Germaine Koh, and Norman White.

Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist based in Vancouver. Koh's artwork ranges from performances to interactive machines to social experiments. Her pieces often deal with the ways we move through the world and interact with other people. Her exhibition history includes the BALTIC Centre (Newcastle), Bloomberg SPACE (London), Artspace (Sydney), The British Museum (London), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), and the Liverpool, Sydney and Montréal biennials. Koh was a recipient of the 2010 VIVA Award, and a finalist for the 2004 Sobey Art Award.

Lively Objects is an associated exhibition of ISEA 2015.

 

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The Museum of Vancouver would like to acknowledge the following partners for their support and help in the development of Lively Objects:

Lively Objects Sponsors

August 16, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Catalyze: Lively Objects Opening Reception

Catalyze

Catalyze
New Media | Live Art | Music

Opening Reception for Lively Objects, curated by Caroline Langill & Lizzie Muller.

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Interactive Art, Performances, and an Outdoor Pavillion curated by Kate Armstrong & Malcolm Levy.

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Admission: General $20 | Seniors & Students $14 | MOV Members (+1 Guest) Free
Get Tickets: https://catalyze.eventbrite.ca

Lively Objects brings together artworks that vibrate with mechanical, digital, and magical forces. Installations hidden throughout the Museum’s history galleries awaken our fascination with objects that come to life.

The artworks in Lively Objects take a variety of forms – gloves, tables, figurines, machines and projected images. These enchanted artworks disrupt traditional museum categories and presentation techniques. They start surprising conversations with neighbouring objects and invite visitors to reconsider the museum experience.

Lively Objects is part of The Living Effect, a SSHRC-funded project that investigates notions of “aliveness” in media arts objects. It features works created by faculty and alumni of OCAD University and Emily Carr University of Art and Design, including: Wendy Coburn, Steve Daniels, Judith Doyle (with Ian Murray), Kate Hartman, Garnet Hertz, Simone Jones & Lance Winn, Germaine Koh, and Norman White. Opening night performances by Diana Burgoyne, Judith Doyle, and Kate Hartman. 

One night only: Works by Tobias Klein, Nathanial Stern & Erin Manning, Amber Frid-Jimenez & Joe Dahmen, Instant Places (Ian Birse & Laura Kavanaugh), Mike Morris, Peter Williams, and Katsufumi Matsui, Kazunori Ogasawara, Seiichiro Matsumura, Seiko Okamoto & Cuichi Arakawa.

Also on view – Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show – an astonishing exhibition filled with interactive installations, artworks, video, and graphics based on the designer’s ten-year quest to increase his happiness.

Lively Objects is an associated exhibition of ISEA 2015.

 

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The Museum of Vancouver would like to acknowledge the following partners for their support and help in the development of Lively Objects:

Lively Objects Sponsors

 

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

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

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.

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

July 30, 2015 / 5:00 PM
Happy Pride: By Donation Night
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Happy Pride: By Donation Night

On this 'by donation' night, visit the Museum of Vancouver to experience Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. Complimentary freckled lemonade and other treats will be served. Plus: a button-making station!

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show invades the museum’s galleries with surprises around every corner, and asks “What makes us happy?” It features an array of engaging info-graphics, video projections, and astonishing art installations, including a giant inflatable monkey, a digital spider web, and a series of gumball machines that displays visitors’ collective level of happiness.

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Admission: By Donation | MOV Members Free

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 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: Advance ticket sales have now ended. Standing room will be available for drop-in attendees.

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 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

June 28, 2015 / 3:00 PM
Designers Talk: Porch Parade and Robson Redux (2015)
Porch Parade
Image: Design With / City of Vancouver
 
Designers Talk: Porch Parade and Robson Redux (2015)
 
Join us for an afternoon design talk, followed by a meet and greet with Chicago-based architects Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer – the winners of VIVA Vancouver’s Robson Redux Design-Build Competition for 2015.
 
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm, talk begins at 3:15pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to all MOV exhibitions, including the astonishing Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Hicks and Newmeyer will provide insight into their winning design “Porch Parade”, which will be an ad hoc arrangement of front porches in vibrant colours. The design features a collection of porches that appear abstract at first, but when full of visitors, becomes a lively and familiar atmosphere for downtown Vancouver. As of July 1, everyone in Vancouver can enjoy the simple delight of people watching and connecting from a porch down on 800 Robson Street. Porch Parade was selected as the winning design from a pool of over 80 local and international entries, some from as far away as Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, and Vienna.
Design With Company is a Chicago-based consortium founded by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer in 2010. They teach at the University of Illinois at Chicago and practice what they call “Slipstream Architecture,” which reveals latent conditions of reality through design narratives and fictions.
 
The goal of VIVA Vancouver's Robson Redux competition is to temporarily transform the iconic 800-block of Robson Street, in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Canada, into an inviting and enjoyable pedestrian plaza for the summer season.
 
Talk to be followed by light refreshments and mingling.
 
Event brought to you in partnership with VIVA Vancouver
 
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.
 

Your storytellers are:

  • Julia Smith 


  • Jorge Amigo 


  • Sheila Edmonds 


  • Ashley Silzer 


  • Brenda Martin 


  • Zach Berman and Ryan Slater


  • Pol Morton 


  • Thara Vayali


  • Cory Sterling

with surprises from Woodlot & a special musical experience

Show hosted by Museum of Vancouver, experience produced by Here There.
 
Complimentary water provided by Happy Water.
 
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:
 
June 26, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Happy Summer! Free Student Day

School's out for summer!

Students* get FREE admission to the Museum to check out Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, and see Spandy Andy perform at 1:30pm.

The exhibition includes many surprising interactive installations, including a stationary bike you can ride which powers a wall of neon, a sculpture made of sugar cubes that lights up when you smile, and a series of oversized gumball machines that indicate visitors' collective state of happiness, plus lots of other cool artworks!

From English Bay to the nearest dance floor, Spandy calls home wherever he hears the music. A mission to encourage, inspire and excite those around him has brought him to where he is today. His zany personality and quirky dance moves pump up the crowd in all situations. Spandy is recognized internationally as a world class entertainer. From performing on the street, hosting major festivals and producing hilarious online content, Spandy will perpetually leave his audience grinning from ear to ear! WARNING: this guy’s smile is infectious!

10am-5pm

*with valid student ID

June 25, 2015 / 6:30 PM
Museum of Vancouver Annual General Meeting 2015

Museum of Vancouver Members: This is a great opportunity for you to participate and shape the Museum of Vancouver’s future.  

Join us at your Annual General Meeting to elect your Board of Directors, hear about our successes in 2014, and learn about exciting, upcoming projects.

The Museum will have special guests touring both c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city and The Happy Show after the official meeting. Wine and other light refreshments will be served.

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a member, you are welcome to bring them to the Annual General Meeting.

 

Please RSVP: call 604.736.4431 ext. 0. or email members@museumofvancouver.ca

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 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 06, 2015 / 10:00 AM
POSTPONED: 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: Postponed until further notice.

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 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

May 28, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Bikes & Beers

Happy Hours: Bikes & Beers

A Bike to Work Week celebration, entry to this special evening is by donation, with congratulations for all Vancouver Bike to Work Week participants. Get happy!

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk (TBC)
Admission: By donation | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

The evening will feature a short talk by Allan Shaw, who is a competitive cyclist, photographer, and bike courier based in Vancouver, and Stephen Smysnuik, editor at thegrowler.ca will be describing the perfect bike tour of local craft breweries.

City Studio students will also be demo-ing their exciting PedalPark prototype, which re-imagines bike storage in the 21st century. This bike rack + conversation counter prototype creates a socially interactive space that strengthen connections between Vancouverites and encourages “eyes on bikes” in the community.

This event is 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.

Our partners from Building Caring Communities will be joining us once again with their Happy as a Button-making station.

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

May 27, 2015 / 6:30 PM
Happy Futures: Imagination and Sustainability

Happy Futures: Imagination and Sustainability
 
Join us for a unique dialogue that asks, “how can we use our imagination to create the futures we want,” and shares techniques for leveraging storytelling, experiential design, and the arts to solve complex challenges with social innovation.
 
Presenters will include Erika Gregory, a theatre-trained social innovator from San Francisco; Joe Tankersley – an ‘optimistic futurist’ with eighteen years as a Disney Imagineer; Christophe Gouache – an industrial and strategic designer from Brussels.
 
The dialogue will be moderated by Vanessa Timmer of One Earth, and is presented in partnership with Disruptive Imaginings, a conference bringing together these experts in the fields of arts, sustainability, and design to harness collective imaginings of compelling futures.
 
Followed by a reception with light refreshments and cash bar.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Cash Bar, 6:45pm Talk
Admission: Adult $20 | Seniors & Students $14 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: https://happyfutures.eventbrite.ca

Erika Gregory
Director of the N Square – Erika is responsible for catalyzing innovation in the nuclear security and non-proliferation arena. Part R&D lab, part venture fund, N Square brings a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach that reflects Erika's 20+ years of experience building companies and leading innovation programs for clients in philanthropy, education, government and the private sector in the US, Asia, and Europe. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and a master facilitator of group process, Erika has made her career working at the intersection of the arts, future studies, business, and social justice. She co-founded two companies: Collective Invention and The Idea Factory.

Joseph Tankersley
Joseph Tankersley is a storyteller, futurist and creator of immersive experiences. For over 25 years he has helped organizations create compelling messages about their goals and visions for the future.  He has worked with national and international corporations, NGO’s and governments. Joe employs a wide range of media tools; from oral storytelling to feature films and fully immersive physical environments to help communicate these messages of better tomorrows.

Christopher Gouache
Christopher Gouache is a Project Manager at Strategic Design Scenarios. Christophe studied industrial product design and responsible innovation and received his Masters from The École de Design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France. His main focuses are on social innovation, public policy innovation, foresight, sustainable ways of living and co-design processes.

 

Partners:

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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

May 23, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Happy Hoopla: Family Festival

Happy Hoopla: Family Festival

Join us for a day of delights! Kids come FREE* to this day of music, activities and entertainment inspired by Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. Enjoy performances by ventriloquist Kellie Haines, explore the interactive exhibition, get your face-painted, and try your hand at making your own Happy buttons. Plus, enjoy grilled cheese sandwiches from the MeltCity truck, treats from Johnny Pops, and music from CBC. PLUS: the Smile Squad from Live Happy Water will be giving out water shots!

Date: Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm
Admission includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Children & Youth Free* | MOV Members Free!
Get tickets: https://happyhoopla.eventbrite.ca

*All children and youth must be accompanied by an adult (max. 4 per adult). Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

PERFORMANCES - IN THE JOYCE WALLEY ROOM

10:30am: Storytime with Kelly Savage, Children’s Librarian (VPL)

11:00am: Ventriloquist performance by Kellie Haines

Noon: Storytime with Kelly Savage, Children’s Librarian (VPL)

1:00pm: Ventriloquist performance by Kellie Haines

2:00pm: Storytime with Kelly Savage, Children’s Librarian (VPL)

*and complimentary coffee from The Butler Did It, while supplies last.

ACTIVITIES - IN THE STUDIO

10:00am-5:00pm: Happy as a Button! Make and show off your own button about happiness (courtesy of Building Caring Communities)

10:30am-3:00pm: Expert face painter Allyson Grant (Gossamer Designs) will be on site with her fun and creative face and body art!

FOOD & FUN - OUTSIDE

10:00am-5:00pm: CBC music and prize wheel

10:00am-5:00pm: Bubbles and Hula Hooping

From 10:00AM: Live Happy Water - Smile Squad and giveaways

From 11:00AM: MeltCity grilled cheese sandwiches for sale

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

 

May 16, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Happy Retreat (Meditation 101) with Thomas Kefferputz

Happy Retreat (Meditation 101) with Thomas Kefferputz

Get inspired by the perspectives and experiments of Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show. Give yourself a one-day meditation retreat with instructor Thomas Kefferputz against a backdrop of trees, ocean, and the North Shore mountains, and be refreshed and rejuvenated. Meditation is proven to reduce stress and strengthen the body’s immune system. The retreat will include meditations, chanting, teachings, and time outdoors. Tea, water, and healthy snacks provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission: General $85 | MOV Members $65
Get Tickets: https://happyretreat.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

May 14, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Happiness by Design

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Happy Hours: Happiness by Design

Calling all designers and Vancouver creatives! Grab a friend, and come to the Museum of Vancouver to take part in a special evening dedicated to happiness by design. Join local graphic design leaders for a special night of happy mingling, social connection, and a celebration of design.

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Cash Bar, 6:15pm Talk
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | GDC Members $11 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Advance ticket sales have ended. Standing room will be available for drop-in attendees. Seating priority will be given to those with advance purchase tickets.


The evening will feature a brief talk by Shannon Powell on “Happiness by Design”, and an opportunity to be part of her unique participatory art installation, An Exchange of Charm, the second in a series of signs that provokes us to explore our connection to cities and the power of social exchange between strangers.

Plus: Attendees will be joined by reviewers and participants from the Vancouver Behance Portfolio Review.

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. Hosted in partnership with the Graphic Designers of Canada (BC Chapter).

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

May 07, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Happy Politics

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Happy Hours: Happy Politics

Lisa Helps, Mayor of Victoria and happiness expert John Helliwell will explore the intersection of politics, governance, policy, and happier communities, and attempt to answer the question, “Can politics make us happier?”

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, May 7, 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: Advance ticket sales have now ended. Standing room will be available for drop-in attendees. Seating priority for the talk will be given to those with advance tickets.
 

This event is presented with the support of the Trudeau Foundation:
 

Trudeau Foundation Logo

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

 
April 23, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT – On Happiness: Stefan Sagmeister Lecture

Stefan Sagmeister

On Happiness: Stefan Sagmeister Lecture

The Happy Show creator Stefan Sagmeister explores the possibilities of achieving happiness as a person and as a designer. He will share his strategies for ensuring that his work remains a calling without becoming a job, while seizing the opportunity to create designs that induce happiness. Sagmeister’s talk will feature unreleased clips from his upcoming documentary, The Happy Film.

Cash bar and light refreshments to follow.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: General $28 | Wheelchair Accessible $28 | GDC Members $20 | MOV Members $20
Get tickets: https://onhappiness.eventbrite.caLimited seating available, advance registration recommended.

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

April 23, 2015 / 2:30 PM
SOLD OUT – In Conversation: Marian Bantjes and Stefan Sagmeister

Marian Bantjes & Stefan Sagmeister

In Conversation: Marian Bantjes and Stefan Sagmeister

A special opportunity to listen and learn about the art of design from graphic artist Marian Bantjes and The Happy Show creator Stefan Sagmeister. Sagmeister calls Bantjes “one of the most innovative typographers working today.“ Marian has twice contributed to his series Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far. This intimate conversation is not to be missed by artists, designers, and those working in the creative industries. Presented in partnership with the Graphic Designers of Canada (BC Chapter).

Light refreshments to follow.

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time: 2:30pm
Admission: General $28 | GDC Members $20 | MOV Members $20
Get tickets: https://bantjesandsagmeister.eventbrite.caLimited seating available, advance registration recommended.

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Showhas 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

April 21, 2015 / 3:00 PM
Change Makers Symposium - From Evidence to Action: Inspiring Ideas for Happier Communities

From Evidence to Action: Inspiring Ideas for Happier Communities

In partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and the BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) brings together international researchers and community leaders for a symposium dedicated to exploring the evidence and developing ideas about how to build happier communities.

This afternoon discussion at the Museum of Vancouver will be moderated by Al Etmanski and takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, which officially opens April 23, 2015.

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Admission: $28 Regular | $20 MOV Members | $15 Students
Get Tickets: To attend, order tickets through the CIFAR website.

Presentations:

The Happy City – A Danish Case Study
Meik Wiking, CEO, The Happiness Research Institute, Denmark

How may local governments work with happiness and what can be done to improve the quality of life for citizens? At this session we will take a closer look at the Danish town of Dragør, where the Happiness Research Institute has conducted a large happiness survey among the citizens and together with the local government developed initiatives to increase happiness, well-being and quality of life for the people.

Meik Wiking is CEO of The Happiness Research Institute, Research Associate for Denmark at the World Database of Happiness and Founding member of The Latin American Network for Wellbeing and Quality of Life Policies. He holds degrees in business and political science and has previously worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vilstrup Research and as a director for the think tank Monday Morning. Meik Wiking has written several books and reports on happiness, subjective well-being and quality of life, and is often used as a public speaker around the world.

Life Satisfaction within and across Canadian communities
Grant Schellenberg, CIFAR Associate Fellow and Acting Director of the Social Analysis Division at Statistics Canada

Statistics Canada’s rich data sources will be used to examine the life satisfaction of Canadians within and across regions and communities. The correlations between life satisfaction and both personal and community level characteristics will be highlighted.

Grant Schellenberg is an Associate Fellow of CIFAR’s Social Interactions, Identity & Well-Being program and the Acting Director of the Social Analysis Division at Statistics Canada. In this capacity, he leads a group of twelve researchers from various academic disciplines in producing analytical programs in the areas of immigration, labour market adjustment, pensions and retirement, and well-being. Prior to joining Statistics Canada in 2003, Grant was the Director of the Work Network at the Canadian Policy Research Networks. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of British Columbia and his Master’s degree in Sociology at Carleton University.

How can happiness research be used to support happier communities?
John Helliwell, CIFAR Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia

This presentation will supplement the Danish examples and Canadian community happiness data with a range of specific examples showing how community design, neighbourhood initiatives, policy frameworks and workplace initiatives can, by leveraging human cooperative capacities, create the positive human connections and shared social identities that support happier lives.

John F. Helliwell, who is based at the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, is CIFAR Senior Fellow and co-director of CIFAR’s Program on Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being. He has pioneered the incorporation of well-being into economic models and is one of the leading happiness researchers in the world. He is also co-editor of World Happiness Report 2015, to be released in New York City on April 23rd.

Symposium Moderator
Al Etmanski

Al Etmanski is a community organizer, social entrepreneur and author. His new book: Impact: 6 Patterns to Spread Your Social Innovation has just been released. He is founding partner of BC Partners for Social Impact, Social Innovation Generation (SiG), and co-founder of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). He is an Ashoka fellow and a faculty member of John McKnight’s Asset-Based Community Development Institute. He and his wife Vickie Cammack were recently awarded the Order of Canada for their work with people with disabilities and their families, as well as for their social innovation leadership. Al blogs at www.aletmanski.com.
 

The afternoon is designed to promote maximum conversation and debate. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows formal presentations. A networking reception will conclude the symposium.

Social innovation happens when people from different backgrounds and experiences come together to share knowledge and ideas that address important issues facing society.

Through CIFAR’s national dialogue series, research and community leaders are invited to engage in conversation around new ways of thinking and acting to drive social change and community well-being.

April 09, 2015 / 6:00 PM
MOV Volunteer Info Session & Orientation – Spring 2015

MOV Volunteers
Photo: Kellan Higgins

MOV Volunteer Info Session & Orientation – Spring 2015

Help the Museum of Vancouver kick off its spring and fall 2015 seasons with an exciting preview of upcoming  programs and exhibitions (such as Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show and Arctic Adaptations). We’ll also be discussing how you can contribute to our community as a part of our wonderful volunteer team! There are opportunities in audience engagement, public outreach, youth and family programs; urban experimentation, and more!

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Admission: Free! Please RSVP below, or at https://volunteeratmovapril9.eventbrite.ca.

Meet and greet MOV staff, fellow volunteers (past, present, and new) – and get to know us better! Snacks and good company provided. Please RSVP!

April 08, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT – Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Photographic Art

Dina Goldstein photo
Photo: Dina Goldstein

Women and Self-Representation in Contemporary Photographic Art
 
Four Vancouver-based artists examine issues in contemporary photographic art, exploring topics ranging from the personal to the political to express a collective anxiety around femininity and art making. This discussion hopes to provide fresh perspectives on the local and current situation of women working in photography. Panelists: Holly Marie Armishaw, Susan Bozic, Dina Goldstein, Birthe Piontek
 
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: General $10 | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: This event is now sold out. Join the waitlist at https://womenandselfrepresentation.eventbrite.ca
 
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver in partnership with Capture Photography Festival and the Museum of Vancouver.

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April 02, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city | Apr 2
the city before the city
 
Curator 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 Q&A evening will bring together Jason Woolman, exhibition team member and Senior Archivist for the Musqueam First Nation, Morgan Guerin, Musqueam Councillor and advisory committee member, and Viviane Gosselin, MOV’s curator of Contemporary Culture, in a conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition: From the importance of traditional teachings, to the revitalisation of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and history of relationships between Indigenous and settler societies in Vancouver.
 
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth | FREE MOV Members
 
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March 06, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Robson Redux Design Exhibition – People's Choice Award Launch Party

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Robson Redux Design Exhibition – People's Choice Award Launch Party

VIVA Vancouver is exhibiting all of the Robson Redux 2015 design submissions at the Museum of Vancouver. Join us for a special evening at the MOV as we officially launch the vote for the Robson Redux People’s Choice Award. Be one of the first to cast your ballot on Friday, March 6th. Can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street

Admission: Free, please RSVP below or at https://robsonreduxatmov.eventbrite.ca

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March 05, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: Robson Redux – Transforming Public Space

Talk & Tour: Robson Redux – Transforming Public Space

Over the last four summers, the 800-block of Robson Street has been home to delightful installations of giant bean bags, waves of yellow shag, multi shaped picnic tables, and a curvy urban reef. But transforming public space is not easy, especially when it comes to road closures. Join Scott Edwards, Manager of Street Activities for the City of Vancouver, in a Talk and Tour of the Robson Redux Design Exhibition that goes behind the scenes and below the surface of this uniquely Vancouver public space design competition. Learn about some of the grounding philosophical principles and civic aspirations of the project as well as the genesis and evolution of the design-build competition.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth |  FREE MOV Members. Includes admission to MOV exhibitions.
Get Tickets: http://robsonreduxtour.eventbrite.ca

The Robson Redux Design Exhibition is presented by VIVA Vancouver in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver. This Talk & Tour is made possible through the support of the City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Feb 28

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: This event is sold out.

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, The Butler Did It Catering, Lonsdale Events Rentals the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 21, 2015 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Feb 21

MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

Join us for a guided tour with Ivan Sayers

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://movmemberstourfeb21.eventbrite.ca

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

February 19, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to be hosting the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Series West Coast Launch of Joy Runs Deeper, by Bronia & Joseph Beker

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9
Admission: Free, but space is limited. This event is now sold out. Join the waitlist at https://joyrunsdeeper.eventbrite.ca.

Featuring Jeanne Beker: Journalist and author. Those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Joy Runs Deeper.

Museum of Vancouver feature exhibition by donation for attendees of the launch: From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s.

Jeanne Beker will be reading from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00PM. Bronia and Joseph Beker paint a colourful picture of prewar life in Kozowa, a small town in eastern Poland where they met and fell in love. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, everything changed. Until their liberation, the Bekers were first confined to a ghetto and then on the run, relying on the kindness of strangers — and luck. They were adamant about telling their daughters every detail of their war experience, time and time again.

Coinciding with the West Coast launch of Joy Runs Deeper is the Museum of Vancouver exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. This exhibition features rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, this exhibition demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

This program is presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation and the Museum of Vancouver. The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation to collect, preserve and share the memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the war. The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity and pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others.

February 07, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander
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This Family Day weekend, bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with live performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach's Young Shakespeareans. Plus, enjoy face painting, local food vendors and enter to win prizes.

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes entry to:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • City of Vancouver Archives

Kids under 5 years old are free!

How it works

  • Purchase your Winter Wander Passport at Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or Vancouver Maritime Museum on the day of the event
  • Take your Winter Wander Passport with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter to win prizes at all of the attractions!
January 31, 2015 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday January 31
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: This event is sold out.

January 29, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Arbel & Karsh Discuss Structure and Form

Innovative designers use their skill and ideas to make cities. They manipulate form to create useful artefacts. Designer Omer Arbel and consulting engineer Eric Karsh are two leaders in Vancouver’s design community. Each has won global acclaim for innovative assemblies, objects, fixtures, and buildings. These two designers will present how they design—the alchemy they perform with the dross of wood, glass, concrete, steel and wire. Architecture critic/curator Trevor Boddy will moderate the evening.

The globular clusters of Omer Arbel’s hand-blown glass light fixtures have received international design prizes. Some have previously been installed in the lobby of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. A South Surrey house designed by Arbel won the inaugural NewCity Design Award in 2012. Erick Karsh is one of Canada’s leading innovators in engineered wood. His projects include the UBC Earth Sciences complex for Busby Perkins Will and, with Michael Green Architects, the Ronald McDonald House and North Vancouver City Hall.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $5 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://builtcityjan29.eventbrite.ca

Biographies:

Based in Vancouver and Berlin, Omer Arbel explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials as fundamental departure points for making work. His interdisciplinary practice spans multiple scales and cultural-economic contexts to include building, industrial design, materials research, sculpture, invention, and high craft manufacturing. Arbel’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Mallett, and the Monte Clark Gallery, among others. Full bio here.

In 1998, Eric Karsh co-founded Equilibrium Consulting Inc. Always sensitive to efficient design and careful detailing, Eric has extensive experience in all common building materials. Since his arrival in British Columbia however, Eric has become a leader in timber engineering and construction, and has earned international recognition on a number of landmark timber projects such as the multiple award-winning Prince George Airport, the Raleigh-Durham Airport expansion and the recently completed and innovative UBC Earth Sciences Building. Full bio here.

Trevor Boddy is a critic/curator of contemporary architecture/urbanism and a Vancouver-based consulting urban designer. Full bio here.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. This program is made possible through the support of the City of Vancouver, the British Columbia Arts Council, and The Butler Did It Catering. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

January 29, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

Join us for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s highly anticipated exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city. This Q&A evening will bring together curatorial team and Musqueam community member, Jordan Wilson, and MOV’s curator of Contemporary Culture, Viviane Gosselin, in a conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition: From the importance of traditional teachings, to the revitalisation of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and history of relationships between Indigenous and settler societies in Vancouver.​​

Ticket price included in admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth | FREE MOV Members
Get Tickets: This event is sold out.

January 17, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye - An Evening of Song with Patricia Hammond

Direct from London England, singing sensation Patricia Hammond takes her audience back in time with this evening of song inspired by the Museum of Vancouver’s feature exhibition, ‘From Rationing to Ravishing.’ Be transported on a lyrical journey with ‘rationing-era’ songs like, “Wish me Luck as you Wave me Goodbye,” to ‘ravishing’ post-war tunes such as, “She Wears Red Feathers and a Huly-Huly Skirt.” A cash bar will also be available to enhance the evening’s enjoyment! Hammond will be accompanied by accomplished guitarist Budge Schachte.

Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://wishmeluck.eventbrite.ca

Come early or stay after the show for included admission to MOV feature exhibition From Rationing to Ravishing.

Hammond is spearheading a revival of songs from 1870-1950, using her classical vocal training and encyclopedic knowledge of historic performance to reach audiences of all ages with her passion. Growing up in a house that contained thousands of 78-RPM records, Hammond collected and played old sheet music from the age of nine. Classically trained in British Columbia and Switzerland, she moved to the UK in 2001 and has appeared as a soloist in Europe and North America, singing in Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, the Bruges Concertgebeouw and London’s Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls under Ivan Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In opera, Hammond has appeared at the Wexford Festival, Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre and the Herodus Atticus Theatre in Athens.

Schachte has worked with a stellar cast of diverse artists including; play-write Tomson Highway, Ache Brazil, Denis Chang, Coco Trevisano, Jesse Zubot, Sal Ferreras, John Korsrud, Olam, Jennifer Scott, Leora Cashe, Chor Leoni Mens Choir, and the Budge Schachte Quartet, as well as numerous symphony orchestra shows with Tango Paradiso, and recently (2013) with the VSO playing John Adams "El Nino." He appears on several film soundtracks as well as composing, performing and recording his first feature film soundtrack for the film, "Love And Other Dilemmas".

December 04, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Dec 4

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://dec4ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

November 30, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV
CONNECT: Design Nerd Jam

Part IV in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov30.eventbrite.ca

To build upon the knowledge gained from the three previous Design Sunday sessions, The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite both veteran and first-time Design Sunday participants to join the Vancouver Design Nerds for a Design Nerd Jam on identifying successful and improvable spaces of connection in our local communities and neighbourhoods. On-the-fly mapping and visual stocktaking of these spaces will allow participants to see how their ways of living connect them to the experiences of others. These exercises will also act as a launching point for us to design a city that helps us to better connect with each other. By looking at the places in which we live and gather; and by examining the ways we travel, work and play, we’ll discover how the design of housing can contribute to a more connected city, and devise solutions with which to affect and re-invent public and informal spaces of connection for better neighbourhood experience.

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

The Vancouver Design Nerds Society is a non-profit society whose goal is to facilitate, promote and support positive social, environmental and urban transformation by providing a platform for face-to-face creative collaboration. The Vancouver Design Nerds Society designs, expedites and improves civic engagement processes and techniques that, through interdisciplinary dialogue, art, design, media and other creative methods, act as innovative ways to reconnect citizens with their communities and engage them with their environment.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 

November 29, 2014 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday November 29
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov29memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 23, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part III

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part III
RALLY: Rally for Connection

Part III in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov23.eventbrite.ca

What is the potential for language to affect social change? The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo) to host a collaborative session in which participants work together to imagine what a (positive) political protest would look like if they showed up at City Hall demanding housing that fostered greater social connection. We’ll design signage as an exercise in thinking about how to express complex ideas in short, engaging messages that captivate the public’s imagination.  

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

#bemyamigo is an initiative devoted to fostering community connections and reducing social isolation in Vancouver. Since February 2012, Jorge Amigo has hosted 26 #bemyamigo events where strangers meet and share a conversation.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 

November 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Nov 22

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: http://nov22ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

November 16, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part II

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part II
REFRAME: Reframing Housing in Vancouver

Part II in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov16.eventbrite.ca 

As Albert Einstein famously recognized, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” Tomorrow’s leaders know that if we want to fashion our rapidly changing world into the brighter future we envision, it’s time to try something new. The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite THNK School of Creative Leadership to facilitate a workshop to explore what it means to reframe our most personal environment – our home. This is a rare opportunity to reexamine our entrenched perceptions of what “home” means. Participants will examine how the form and function of housing plays out in many of today’s complex social issues. By utilizing a Reframing Technique, we'll endeavor to develop new perspectives with which to address these problems.

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.  

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

THNK School of Creative Leadership is a C-School that combines venture design and innovation leadership. We drive high-impact collaborations with high-performing global leaders.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 09, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part I

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part I
JUXTAPOSE: Links between Loneliness, Engagement and Housing Affordability

Part I in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov9.eventbrite.ca

Juxtaposition brings seemingly distant ideas together. The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, and emerging local architect Marianne Amodio to share their work and ideas around housing, affordability, connection and engagement in a participatory dialogue. Audience members will compare and contrast academic and everyday ideas surrounding housing affordability. Facilitators will help bridge gaps in the conversation in order to encourage everyone to recognize the values embedded in debates about housing.

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.   

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

Paul Kershaw is the Founder of the Gen Squeeze campaign. He is a farmer morning and night. By day, he is a University of British Columbia professor, public speaker, volunteer, and regular media contributor. Kershaw is one of Canada’s top thinkers about generational equity with Canadian Family magazine describing him as “the ‘Generation Squeeze’ guru.” Twice the Canadian Political Science Association has awarded Kershaw national prizes for his research. “Armed with a laptop and a raft of statistics,” The Province describes Kershaw as “a one-man road show trying to change BC one talk at a time.” He brings that commitment to all provinces in support of a Canada that works for all generations. At the University of British Columbia, Kershaw is a faculty member of the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health, where he is a Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Scholar.

Marianne Amodio holds a Masters Degree of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and is a regular guest critic and thesis advisor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is principal at marianne amodio architecture studio, and practices unabashed architecture that is concise and practical, yet poetic and personal to the client. Once described by a client as someone who “...magically transforms ordinary spaces and humble materials into places of poetic beauty”, Marianne is driven to infuse meaning into her work as well as to delight and surprise. It is the stretching of creative muscle that allows marianne amodio architecture studio to focus on design solutions that explore alternative ways of home ownership and dwelling. Their residential sector centers on multi-family residential buildings, micro co-housing, and custom multi-family homes. This practice is based on the principle that living smarter is better than living bigger. Marianne believes that through creative thinking, we can craft solutions that speak to today's issues of affordability, to social and environmental sustainability; and to our drive toward a sharing economy.  

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 

November 08, 2014 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Nov 8

*This tour is sold out*

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday November 8
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov8memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 06, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects | Nov 6

Curator's Talk & Tour
Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects

The objects displayed in the MOV Studio’s latest micro exhibition, Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects, are not just tourist souvenirs. The objects showcase Aboriginal-themed commercial products developed by Vancouver-based artists and companies. The objects selected highlight shifts in relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, as illustrated in the design of the objects themselves and in the exchanges and practices to which they give rise.

Join exhibition curator and anthropologist Solen Roth and artist Lou-ann Neel for a talk and tour of Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects. Learn more about the history of the Native Northwest Coast artware industry in Vancouver and efforts of Northwest Coast artists to make this market benefit their communities through meaningful collaborations and culturally sensitive entrepreneurship. Lou-ann Neel will also present the Authentic Indigenous Arts Resurgence Campaign, which aims to promote and support the work of Indigenous artists.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: This Talk & Tour is free to attend. General admission rates apply for access to feature and permanent exhibitions.

Solen Roth is an anthropologist whose work focuses on art markets and intercultural exchanges. She conducted her doctoral research on Vancouver's Northwest Coast artware market.

Lou-ann Neel (Ika'wega) is from the Mamalilikulla, Da'naxda'xw, Mumtagila and Kwagiulth tribes of the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation. She has been designing and creating original design works for over 30 years. She is also an arts administrator of culture and language programs and community development.

We are pleased to present this evening’s event free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage project. Additional support for this program and micro exhibition is provided by the City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

October 30, 2014 / 7:00 PM
RainCheque: NeighbourMaker Design Jam! | Oct 30

Design Jam!

How can we make new social connections in the rain? The Museum of Vancouver invites you to join the Vancouver Design Nerds in a special Design Jam entitled Raincheque! This NeighbourMaker event challenges you to design tools that encourage Vancouverites to connect with each other in rainy public spaces.

Prize!

Thanks to the support of the Vancouver Foundation and Bazinga!, the NeighbourMaker program is offering mentorship and assistance with the funding of the development of a prototype of the top RainCheque concept developed during the Design Jam.

Inspiration + Mini-Catalogue Launch!

Before the jam begins, we will hear from the NeighbourMaker teams as they share stories and learnings about the development of their work: The Campfire Project, Peeple Panorama, and Big Picture, Small Space. These projects are featured in the new NeighbourMaker mini-catalogue, which will be presented. Movers and shakers of Vancouver’s placemaking community will then share a few words:

Krisztina Kassay & Jenniffer Sheel (VIVA Vancouver)
Caroline Ballhorn & Jenny Lee Craig (Tin Can Studio)
Andrew Pask (VPSN & Planner, City of Vancouver)

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $11 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://raincheque.eventbrite.ca

NeighbourMaker is a public program and design challenge that supports and encourages artists, activists, designers, and Vancouverites to design experiences that help build social connectedness.

This program is made possible through the support of the Vancouver Foundation, Bazinga! and our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Stanley Park Brewery, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. Additional support for Neighbourmaker provided by CityStudio and VIVA Vancouver.

October 26, 2014 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Oct 26

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Sunday October 26
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://oct26memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

October 23, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Friends: Past and Future Landscapes | Oct 23

Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander joins Susan Herrington, author of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, in an illustrated conversation. The pair will be joined by intervenors from Oberlander’s creative life. This is an unique opportunity to share in the ongoing journey of one of the world’s foremost landscape architects.

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://oct23builtcityoberlander.eventbrite.ca

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, OC, a national treasure in Canada, has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years. She has contributed to the designs of homes, high-profile buildings and other sites around the world, including Robson Square, the Law Courts, and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver; and the Gardens of the National Gallery of Canada. Oberlander’s designs combine social service, collaboration, and deep environmental responsibility. Her recent work on the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife addresses the complex issues of place and ecology in the fragile North.
 
Susan Herrington is a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia. She is author of Schoolyard Park, On Landscapes, and most recently Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape.

Special Guests:

Maureen Connelly is Director at the Centre for Architectural Ecology at the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding research into the uses and benefits of green roofs.

Scot Hein is the Campus Urban Designer at the University of British Columbia. Prior to this recent appointment, he managed the City of Vancouver’s high profile Urban Design Studio as the city’s senior urban designer for the past 10 years. He teaches in the new Masters of Urban Design Program of UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. He is a tireless advocate for urbanism excellence and the importance of built environment education for young people. 

Eva Matsuzaki is a retired architect. Many of her projects at Arthur Erickson Architects, Matsuzaki Wright Architects, and Matsuzaki Architects were designed and executed in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. Most of these projects were based on the principles of low-tech sustainability, low maintenance, and delight for the users.

Wendy Oberlander is an interdisciplinary artist whose award-winning documentaries have screened across North America and Europe. The recipient of numerous grants over the past thirty years, her other projects include site-specific gallery installations and permanent public art projects. Oberlander has taught in diverse settings, including Emily Carr University of Art + Design and Simon Fraser University, prior to joining King David High School.

Bill Pechet holds degrees in Geography, Fine arts and Architecture, and leads an interdisciplinary design and art practice in Vancouver. His  plazas, urban lighting, street furnishings, playgrounds, water-parks, cemeteries and public art are all embedded with a commitment to reinforcing the public realm as a space of imagination and inspiration. Projects such as the lighting design for Granville Street, a giant water and fog fountain in Winnipeg, and the pier redevelopment of North Vancouver have been widely celebrated as exceptional experiments in city-making.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. The October 23, 2014 talk is also presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

October 06, 2014 / 5:30 PM
2014 Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner

We are of a city of innovators and visionaries. At the Museum of Vancouver, we aim to look at Vancouver’s past, present, and future, and this fall we invite you to join us for our 3rd annual Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner, an fundraising and awards dinner that honours those individuals, families and companies who have contributed to this city.

 

Please join us on October 6th, in paying tribute to Morris J. Wosk and Yosef Wosk, Dr. Julio Montaner and Wade Grant as we recognize them for their commitment to Vancouver. Guests at this fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, complimentary beverages, and a sit-down dinner. Enjoy live musical entertainment and participate in a silent auction that benefits our non-profit society.

 

2014 Award Winners:

Legacy Award Honourees: Morris J. Wosk and Yosef Wosk
City Shaper Award Honouree: Dr. Julio Montaner
Emerging City Visionary Award Honouree: Wade Grant

 

Read more about the award winners: here

 

Event information:

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014

Schedule:
5:30pm Cocktails, Live Music, Silent Auction
6:30pm Dinner & Awards Presentation

Dress code: Elegant

Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. Vancouver, BC

Guests at this fundraiser will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, complimentary beverages, and a sit-down dinner. Enjoy live musical entertainment and participate in a silent auction benefitting the Museum of Vancouver, a non-profit society.

 
Early Bird tickets are now available!

 

October 02, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Oct 2

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://oct2ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

September 24, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Fashioning Performance: Fabric and Urban Form | Sep 24

“New approaches to design . . . must be preceded by new ways of imagining and thinking.” Pamela Mang & Bill Reed, Regenesis Group

The 2014/2015 Built City @MOV speaker series kicks off with a talk that coincides with the inaugural Vancouver Design Week and showcases the potential of design to effect significant change in personal and public space. Fashioning Performance is a new way of looking at design process. It transcends the modernist maxim of “form follows function.” Instead, it explores the reciprocal relationship between beauty, utility, and design agency by asking: what are the limits of potential? The goal is an empowering design principle that can be employed across scales—from our cities and buildings down to our own bodies and minds.

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://sep24builtcityfabric.eventbrite.ca

Speakers:

Alexandra Plante—inventor, material engineer, and project design lead for Lululemon’s newly created Whitespace Innovation Workshop—will share her insights into the potential of fashioning performance. Plante will discuss innovations in textiles, performance wear, and the design of immersive lab environments, highlighting how each serves to creatively redefine and enhance the capabilities and performance of individuals and groups. She will be joined in conversation by an innovative thinker from the realm of architecture.

Christopher Sharples is a Principal of SHoP Architects and SC | SHoP Construction, and a registered architect in the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Washington D.C., and is NCARB Certified. Christopher holds Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Dickinson College, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he graduated with honors for Excellence in Design. Christopher has served as a Louis I. Kahn Assistant Visiting Professor for Architectural Design at Yale University’s School of Architecture, and has also taught at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, City College, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the University of Virginia.

Moderator:

Edward Ozimek brings to the design table a rich background based in the art of making. Prior to his architectural studies, he was for 10 years lead Project Manager at Casgrain Developments where he oversaw the development and construction of some 250,000+ square feet of residential and institutional space. He has since then endeavoured to marry the pragmatic concerns of real world built environments with the conceptual underpinnings of a thoughtful architectural practice. Immediately following his studies at UBC School of Architecture, Edward worked with award winning architects both in Canada and the United States (Patkau Architects - Vancouver, Leroy Street Studio - New York) and is currently employed with RUF Project.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

September 19, 2014 / 8:00 PM
Why I Design: 30+ Designers Talk With You About What They Do (and Why They're Doing It in Vancouver)

The Museum of Vancouver invites Vancouverites to explore and celebrate innovation in action. 30+ designers, live, in concert and stationed throughout the museum’s galleries, discuss their work during Why I Design, a Vancouver Design Week feature event and party on Friday night, September 19.

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Admission: $16 Advance | $18 At the Door | $13 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://sep19whyidesign.eventbrite.ca

Why I Design aims the spotlight on the process of invention. Participating designers will engage you with stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before—from play spaces to packaging, furniture to footwear, scuba fins to cemeteries. You can ask the designers—ranging from those launching their careers to innovative leaders in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

The participating designers represent enormously diverse creativity. See the latest adventure road bike and a kayak that folds. Touch shapes designed to ground people with autism. Experience the first heads-up display that can be worn while playing any sport. Admire apparel that can weather the worst that Vancouver can throw at you. Test a vest that helps kids feel less anxiety. Learn what makes a play space fun. Find flip-flops that are actually good for your feet. Discover who puts the flash into rock concerts. There’s a lot to explore as you navigate a party that’s dense with designers.

This isn’t an art display or trade show. Why I Design provides an alternative to standard presentations by breaking down walls between disciplines and between designers and the public. It’s an opportunity to interact with the designers of the products and environments that shape your life.

See below for the list of participants.

Admission to Why I Design includes entry to the premiere of the exhibition From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s; and to Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver. Come celebrate with us the transformative power of design during Vancouver Design Week.

The Museum of Vancouver connects Vancouverites to each other and connects Vancouver to the world. Exploring the relationship between creators and users enables us to comprehend how design works and why it matters. The museum, an enthusiastic advocate for Vancouver and its people, is an independent non-profit organization that depends on support from the community.

Why I Design is curated and presented in partnership with Vancouver Design Week. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery, Stanley Park Brewery, The Butler Did It Catering Co., the Design Formation Program at Langara College, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Friday, September 19 is expected to be a busy evening in Vanier Park and Kits Point. The EasyPark lot located in front of the MOV services several cultural institutions in the neighbourhood. Available space in the parking lot and immediate vicinity may be limited. Please allow ample time to locate parking, or consider alternate methods of transportation. For information on how to reach the museum, visit http://museumofvancouver.ca/about.

Participants include:

Designer

Focus/Product

Organization

Afshin Mehin

Recon HUD glasses

WOKE Design

Alex Beim

Participatory installations

Tangible Interaction

Andrew Zo

Packaging

Andrew Zo

Barbara Bell

Plywood tubes and wood tiles

FP Innovations

Bram Sawatzky
Kaly Ryan

Adaptable furniture

Willow and Stump

Christian Blyt

Corrugated plywood

Corelam

Daniel Nikitiuk

Scuba fins

Cetatek

Doug Simpson

Folding kayaks

Feathercraft Products Ltd.

Bruce Logan
James Montgomery

Architectural glass

Joel Berman Glass

Erin McGann
Christiane Villanueva

Stainless steel growlers

Innate

Tony Richardson

Climbing Harnesses

Arc'teryx

Graham Buska

Performance longboard components

Rayne Longboards

Greg Corrigan
Ben Zuckerman

Screwdrivers

White Box

Phillip Robbins
Keith Doyle
Helene Day Fraser
Heather Mitchell

3D printing and research

Material Matters, ECUAD

Hyuma Frankowski

Water park experiences

Whitewater

Jeff Cutler

Play spaces

Space2Place

Jeremiah Deutscher
Kaz Bremner

Urban furniture

Jeremiah Deutscher
Kaz Bremner

Jon Winebrenner

Compact bike racks

Hurdler Studios

Kevin Lee Royes
Matthew Hunsberger

Urban Multi-Tools

Kelvin Tools

Lisa Fraser
Lucia Hsieh

Pressure therapy garments

Snugvest

Nicole Barrett

Tools offering grounding

ECUAD Award Winner

Rob Nathan

Footwear

4139Design

Robbie Roberts

G3 binding and poles

Form 3

Saleem Khattak

Transparent LED fixtures

Saleem Khattak

Sholto Scruton

Furniture

Sholto Design Studio

Stewart Denny
Michele Campbell

Sustainable burials

Lees + Associates

Terry Brown

Adventure road bikes

Norco Bikes

Tomas Nielsen

Toys

Tobo Toys

Tyler Froese

Reflective bags

Nocturnal Workshop

William Alexander

Transgender wear

ECUAD Award Winner

 

September 17, 2014 / 7:00 PM
From Rationing to Ravishing Opening Reception

Opening Reception: From Rationing to Ravishing:

The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s
Co-curated by Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke

Event information

This event is only open to MOV Members & invitees only.

You may purchase a membership and reserve your ticket(s) below. Memberships can also be purchased by calling 604.736.4431 or in person/at the door.

Members can bring up to one free guest (1 guest per membership).

Doors 6:30 pm. Start time 7:00pm.

Light refreshments. Cash bar.

Suggested dress: 1940s / 1950s inspired  (What a great excuse to get dressed up!)

Exhibition information

From jumpsuits to evening gowns, this exhibition will feature rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect the changes that World War II had on society.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 garments. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Hardy Amies, and Elsa Schiaparelli. This exhibition will include features that engage families, including an activity station for kids and adults alike, and the opportunity to try on period garments.

Guest Curators: Ivan Sayers, Claus Jahnke
MOV Curators: Viviane Gosselin, Gregory Dreicer
Exhibition Design: 10four design group

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

July 23, 2014 / 5:00 PM
OFFSITE: Markers of the Past and Present: A Historical Walking Tour of the Komagata Maru Episode | July 23

Join Guest Curator Naveen Girn and Komagata Maru historian Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar for a walking tour tracing the shores of the Burrard Inlet and through Downtown Vancouver on the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru's departure from Canadian waters. Beginning at the Komagata Maru Memorial at Harbour Green Park, this tour will highlight buildings, spaces, and landscapes that were historically important to the narrative of the Komagata Maru and continue to influence the city today.

Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 5:00pm offsite at Komagata Maru Memorial in Harbour Green Park, Coal Harbour (map) | Ends approx. 6:30pm outside the Vancouver Art Gallery
Admission: General $20 (includes admission voucher to the Museum of Vancouver for a future visit) | MOV Members $14 | Limited space, preregistration recommended | Rain or shine with light exertion, please dress appropriately
Get Tickets: https://july23komagatamaruwalk.eventbrite.ca

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.

Kalwant Singh Nadeem Parmar is a writer and poet who has published five novels in Punjabi, four ghazal books in Punjabi and Urdu; and contributed to several anthologies. His translation work includes the novel Atma by A. C. Frazer about the last Sikh war with Britain; as well as numerous Urdu poetry books into English and Punjabi, and vice versa. Mr. Parmar has assisted the Khalsa Diwan Society – Ross Street Gurdwara (KDS) in writing its history, including its struggle to win the right to vote and provide support to the Komagata Maru passengers. As a member of the Komagata Maru Project Scholars’ Focus Group, Mr. Parmar has provided essential guidance and support, as well as assistance with translation and editorial work. 

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.

*This walk will be held in rain or shine. The tour begins at Komagata Maru Memorial in Harbour Green Park, Coal Harbour (map). Please expect light exertion, and dress comfortably for walking and for the weather.

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 exploring the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver! Tackle mysteries of the local food chain and ecosystems, and explore questions about "what belongs" in a wild urban environment through specimen handling, games, art activities, and storytelling.

From 10:00am-3:00pm, the Beaty Biodiversity Museum will present special sessions where families are invited to touch and explore local specimens, and learn about adaptations and biodiversity. From 11:00am-1:00pm join Soaring Eagle Nature School for nature-based crafts and activities. From 3:15pm-4:15pm there'll be Rewilding-themed storytelling by Naomi Steinberg.

Perfect for families and children of all ages for a great day exploring Rewilding Vancouver!

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Admission: By general admission (discounted family rate available) | MOV Members free
Get tickets: http://rewildingfamilydayjul13.eventbrite.ca

Schedule:

-10:00am-3:00pm: Beaty Biodiversity Museum facilitated sessions.
-11:00am-1:00pm: Soaring Eagle Nature School facilitated sessions.
-3:15pm-4:15pm: Storytelling by Naomi Steinberg.

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.

July 06, 2014 / 6:00 PM
Passages: Cultural Legacies of the Komagata Maru | July 6

Jazz, poetry and the visual arts meet in this evening of cross-media storytelling. Inspired by the Komagata Maru Episode and other narratives of the South Asian Canadian experience, eight brilliant artists take to the stage to produce a collaborative work.

Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Admission: VIP $50 | General $25 | MOV Members save $7 off General Admission (use promo code movmem before ordering tickets; and please present valid MOV membership card or ID at the door) | Limited wheelchair accessible seating is available, contact Paul Carr at 604 730 5317 to book.
Get Tickets: http://passagesjuly6.eventbrite.ca

The Neelamjit Dhillon Quartet is comprised of four of Canada's most dynamic musicians. Playing the saxophone/flute, tabla, piano, bass and drums, they tell the tale of the Komagata Maru Episode in a musical language that combines classical Indian and jazz forms.

Linking the quartet's pieces will be recitations by three renowned Canadian poets – Phinder Dulai, Renee Saklikar and Priscila Uppal – engaging with narratives of memory and remembrance. Accompanying the poets and the musicians will be projections of historical photographs, and narrative art by renowned Indian graphic novelist Orijit Sen, whose giant mural for the Khalsa Heritage Museum in Punjab earned him the nickname 'the Michelangelo of India'.

Space is limited for this intimate, unplugged evening of music, word and image. Stay on for sips, nibbles, and vibrant discussion and engagement with a 100 year old story that has living legacies today.

This event is presented in partnership with the Indian Summer Festival, and 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.

 

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July 03, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with Viviane Gosselin | July 3

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, July 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: By General Admission | MOV Members Free | RSVP recommended.
Get Tickets: http://july3rewildingvancouvertour.eventbrite.ca

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

June 25, 2014 / 3:00 PM
OFFSITE: NeighbourMaker Peeple Panorama @ Main Street Station Farmers Market | June 25
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The Museum of Vancouver presents NeighbourMaker, a public program and design challenge that supports and encourages artists, activists, students, designers and members of the public to design experiences in public spaces to help build social connectedness. NeighbourMaker: Let’s Make Neighbours!

Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Location: Offsite at Main Street Station Farmers Market | 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park, across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main Street-Science World Skytrain Station
Time: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Admission: Free

Peeple Panorama is about engaging people with ideas about their future community through making. The concept of a 3-way mirror is the starting point for creating an immersive installation to allow the public to engage with their immediate lived surroundings through design. Peeple Panorama makes the invisible visible, and reveals what people would like to see in their neighbourhoods using panorama building tools, markers, and a little imagination.

No mad drawing skills are necessary. Stick figures welcome!

Peeple Panorama is a sister project to Peeple. Peeple establishes visual understandings of public spaces slated for significant changes, and was originally designed for the City of Vancouver.

To learn more about The Peeple Project(s) visit peeple.info.

NeighbourMaker is made possible through support from the Vancouver Foundation and bazinga! Additional support provided by VIVA Vancouver and CityStudio.

June 08, 2014 / 3:00 PM
SOLD OUT - 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/3:45pm introduction to 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 3:45pm (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.

June 08, 2014 / 1:00 PM
OFFSITE: NeighbourMaker Big Picture, Small Space @ The French Quarter Parklet
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The Museum of Vancouver presents NeighbourMaker, a public program and design challenge that supports and encourages artists, activists, students, designers and members of the public to design experiences in public spaces to help build social connectedness. NeighbourMaker: Let’s Make Neighbours!

Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Location: The French Quarter Parklet* on 21st Avenue at Main Street
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Admission: Free

#neighbourmaker
#frenchquarterparklet

Event features:
-French Quarter Parklet*
-Big Picture Interactive Art by Sophia Sengsuriya
-Musical Interludes TBA
-Site-Responsive Participatory Chalked Street Art Mapping

The French Quarter Parklet is the first parklet to be built under the new VIVA Vancouver Pilot Parklet program. The project was initiated by Kathleen Corey while a student intern at PWL Partnership, and soon evolved into a community partnership between designers, carpenters, and local residents. Given its name by Car Free Day, its shape by a Park(ing) Day installation, and its public introduction by a collaboration with Livable Laneways, the new space spans two parking stalls, and bridges the boulevard to the sidewalk. Big Picture, Small Space is a public intervention to celebrate this more permanent and formal phase!

This all-ages event is an exciting, creative opportunity to engage the community in an afternoon with new takes on fostering dialogue, chalk trails, and live local music. Local artist Sophia Sengsuriya will write on picture frames the thoughts expressed by neighbours about their neighbourhood and event experience. While these activities take place, local musicians will play for those gathered at The French Quarter Parklet. And there will be large scale chalk drawing for everyone!

This public intervention is a fun, experimental process of repurposing simple resources to program the space and engage the community in rethinking the role our streets play in the public realm. 

NeighbourMaker is made possible through support from the Vancouver Foundation and bazinga! Additional support provided by VIVA Vancouver and CityStudio.

*Mini-FAQ

Q: What is a Parklet?

A: Parklets transform on-street parking into places for people to sit, relax, and enjoy the city. Traditionally, parklets consist of an extended platform over a parking space and can include benches, tables, chairs, landscaping, and bike parking.

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.

May 29, 2014 / 6:30 PM
*SOLD OUT: AGM with 120th Birthday Celebration and Talk by Ivan Sayers | May 29

UPDATE

This event is sold out.

However, if you are a MOV Member you may still attend the AGM portion only (from 6:30pm-7:00pm). Please call 604.736.4431 ext. 0 to RSVP.

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Notice of AGM on May 29th  

With 120th Birthday Celebration and an exclusive talk

by Ivan Sayers       

 

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014

Time: 6:30pm

Doors: 6:15pm

Check in starts at 6:00pm in the Lobby

 

Location: Museum of Vancouver

Price: Free for MOV Members. Guests are welcome; $1.20 in honour of our 120th anniversary

RSVP is required as spaces are limited: https://museumofvancouveragm2014.eventbrite.ca  or 604.736.4431 ext. 0

Refreshments: Cake and light refreshments served

 

MOV members are warmly invited to attend the Vancouver Museum Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday May 29th at 6:30pm at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St. Vancouver, BC.

  

This is a great opportunity for you to participate and shape MOV’s future. Join us at the AGM where you can elect your Board of Directors, hear about our successes in 2013, participate in Q+As and learn about the future of MOV.  

  

We’ll also be celebrating our 120th anniversary! It’s been 120 years since a group of visionaries formed Vancouver’s Art, Historical and Scientific Association in 1894. Enjoy the festivities with birthday cake and light refreshments.

 

Also, as a special treat for members, fashion historian Ivan Sayers will give a short talk to introduce our next exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing: the Transformation of Women's Fashion in the 1940s and 50s, guest curated by Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke. Ivan will showcase a cocktail dress (circa 1950-1955) that belonged to Joyce Walley, a former docent and museum board member. 

 

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a member, you are welcome to bring them to the AGM. Admission to the museum for guests on May 29th is $1.20, in honour of our 120th anniversary.

 

If your membership has expired, you can renew it at the AGM. Or take advantage of our special offer and renew at grandfathered prices here:

 

Please contact us if you are unsure if your membership has expired: 604.736.4431 ext. 0 or members@museumofvancouver.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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.

May 10, 2014 / 7:30 PM
NeighbourMaker Campfire Stories behind the Museum of Vancouver | May 10
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The Museum of Vancouver presents NeighbourMaker, a public program and design challenge that supports and encourages artists, activists, students, designers and members of the public to design experiences in public spaces to help build social connectedness. NeighbourMaker: Let’s Make Neighbours!

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Location: Museum of Vancouver outdoor grounds, Northeast corner (Located behind the MOV: when facing the Crab sculpture in front of the MOV, head to your left and keep the building to your right side as you walk around it) | (Map)
Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Admission: Free

A group of CityStudio students created the Campfire Project in order to create experiences in public spaces to help build social connectedness. This all-ages, interactive campfire-like experience is taking place outdoors at the Northeast corner of the Museum of Vancouver's beautiful outdoor grounds. There will be a featured storyteller and songwriter performance. The event is designed as a fun and free activity where folks can enjoy the friendly feel, the crackling sounds and the campfire songs one expects from a real fire. This experience is a great fit for children and families as they "roast" marshmallows, snack on s’mores and feel the warmth. This event is designed to invite Vancouverites to gather together in order to experience the social-connections that can happen around a fire.

-FREE S'MORES
-Acoustic performances by Luke Wallace
-Professional storytelling by Naomi Steinberg
-and Slam Poetry by UBC Slam Poetry Troop!

Campfire Project is a CityStudio student created initiative that aims to introduce a pilot firepit this summer to make the case for public firepits on select Vancouver beaches.

NeighbourMaker is made possible through support from the Vancouver Foundation and bazinga! Additional support provided by VIVA Vancouver and CityStudio.

May 08, 2014 / 2:00 PM
OFFSITE: NeighbourMaker Campfire Booth @ Yaletown Farmers Market | May 8
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The Museum of Vancouver presents NeighbourMaker, a public program and design challenge that supports and encourages artists, activists, students, designers and members of the public to design experiences in public spaces to help build social connectedness. NeighbourMaker: Let’s Make Neighbours!

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Location: Yaletown Farmers Market, Mainland St. between Davie and Helmcken St., Vancouver (map)
Time:
2:00pm-6:00pm
Admission: Free

The Campfire Booth is an all-ages, interactive campfire-like experience taking place within Tin Can Studio’s Streamline trailer mobile project space. The Campfire Booth is a fun and free activity where folks can enjoy a faux fire pit featuring the sounds and trappings of a real one. It will feature the friendly feel, the crackling sounds and the campfire songs played all day. This experience is a great fit for children and families as they "roast" marshmallows, snack on s’mores and feel the warmth. 

Campfire Project is a CityStudio student created initiative that aims to introduce a pilot firepit this summer to make the case for public firepits on select Vancouver beaches.

NeighbourMaker is made possible through support from the Vancouver Foundation and bazinga! Additional support provided by VIVA Vancouver and CityStudio.

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

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

This tour is SOLD OUT.

Additional tickets might be available on Sunday April 27th. Please call 604-736-4431 ext.0 on Sunday April 27th to find out. There is no wait list available.

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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.

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.

April 11, 2014 / 6:00 PM
From Restoring to Rewilding: Exploring the Once and Future World with J.B. MacKinnon | April 11

The Vancouver we know today is more culturally attuned to and integrated with nature than any city of a comparable size on earth. Despite this, our city has dramatically transformed the natural environment. Join MOV guest curator of Rewilding Vancouver and author J.B. MacKinnon for this in-depth talk that invites us to learn how the past can teach us about what a healthy ecological world looks like, and delve into how we’re learning here in Vancouver, and beyond, how to raise the bar on what we see as the “normal” state of nature. J.B. MacKinnon will share insights from the Rewilding Vancouver exhibition, as well as share his thoughts on what nature used to be, what it is and what it might be again, as described in his new book The Once and Future World. Short-listed for three nonfiction prizes including the Charles Taylor Prize, The New York Times has described the book as "a beautifully written meditation on natural history and memory, full of new revelations about familiar landscapes and species."

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: Doors/exhibition viewing at 6pm | Talk at 7pm | Reception & book-signing at 8:15pm
Admission: Adults $14 | Seniors & Students $11  | Youth $8 | MOV Members free
Get tickets: https://restoringtorewildingapril11.eventbrite.ca

This talk is co-presented by the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Museum of Vancouver with support provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City fund. It draws reference from the Museum of Vancouver’s Rewiliding Vancouver exhibition, presented by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, which explores the city’s nature as it was, is, and could be. *Admission to Rewilding Vancouver included with talk; Nature Conservancy of Canada informational reception and book signing by J.B. MacKinnon to follow.
 
J.B. MacKinnon is an independent journalist and author or co-author of four books including The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating, which catalyzed the local foods movement. His most recent book, The Once and Future World, re-imagines nature and shows that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves.

The evening will also showcase a few urban conservation projects by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, including their first project in British Columbia in 1974—the acquisition of 145-acres of intertidal property known as Mud Bay—in Vancouver's Boundary Bay, as well as more recent efforts to conserve and restore Swishwash Island, a 72 acre nature sanctuary located in the middle arm of the Fraser River estuary, adjacent to Canada’s 2nd busiest airport, YVR.   
 
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private non-profit organization working for the direct protection of natural habitats and wild spaces across this country. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have protected over 2.6 million acres of ecologically significant land and water for its intrinsic value and for future generations. More than 1 million of these protected acres are located in British Columbia. It is the goal of NCC to protect, manage, and where appropriate, restore natural areas so they can sustain the ecosystems and species that define them.

April 07, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Reflections on Rewilding, Change, and City Life (Screening & Dialogue) | April 7

The day-to-day impact of the individual in city life is one of the most meaningful levels of change we can understand in the conversation about “rewilding.” Join us for a public screening and dialogue featuring the premiere of short videos created by students from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Taking a reflexive approach, these artistic video works showcase a range of Vancouver’s wild locales and sites. The evening will include remarks from J.B. MacKinnon, guest curator of Rewilding Vancouver, and aim to foster dialogue about the potential for effecting change through critical art and media-making.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Free, RSVP required (limited registration)
Get tickets: http://reflectionsonrewildingapril7.eventbrite.ca

These projects are the outcome of the Rewilding Vancouver Community Projects course offered by the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation and the Museum of Vancouver.  

This screening is featured as an Ashoka Changemaker Showcase, a collaboration with schools to improve educational opportunities for young changemakers, increase opportunities for applied learning and strengthen local ecosystems for social innovation. Presented in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the David Suzuki Foundation with support from Ashoka Canada. Additional funding for this program is provided by the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation’s Greenest City Fund.

April 03, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with J.B. MacKinnon | April 3

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 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: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 Adults | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members attend free | Pre-registration strongly recommended
Get tickets: http://rewildingvancouvertourapril3.eventbrite.ca

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

March 27, 2014 / 6:00 PM
Vancouver Imagined Drawing Night | March 27
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Join Draw by Night and the Vancouver Urban Sketchers for a casual evening of drawing and imagining at the Museum of Vancouver in our Vancouver Imagined: The Way We Weren't exhibition space. All skill levels welcome!

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014  
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Admission: By donation | Limited paper, pens & pencils provided. Feel free to bring your favourite sketchbook and/or drawing implement (dry media and pens only, no paints nor bottles of ink please)

Vancouver has been shaped by multiple decisions about what we chose to do and not to do. The built environment surrounding us provides clues about the nature of these debates, but it doesn’t tell us the full story. Vancouver Imagined: The Way We Weren't, guest curated by Jason Vanderhill of Illustrated Vancouver, showcases the work of architectural illustrators and model makers in the context of unrealized urban development projects, and provides a unique way to understand the city. Had these projects been given full assent, Vancouver would look dramatically different than it does today.  

Spend a relaxed evening amongst other enthusiastic drawers of all skill levels. Find inspiration in the fantastical architectural renderings in Vancouver Imagined, the MOV's view of English Bay and the West End; our permanent and feature exhibitions; and amongst each other. Draw what you see, or sketch an imagined Vancouver as it might have once been, or is still yet to be.  

Presented in partnership with Draw by Night and the Vancouver Urban Sketchers.

March 06, 2014 / 5:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Rewilding Vancouver, with J.B. MacKinnon | March 6

*Please note that this Talk & Tour has been rescheduled to 5:00pm.

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 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: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 5:00pm
Admission: By general admission | MOV Members attend free
Get Tickets: rewildingvancouvertourmarch6.eventbrite.com

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

Pre-registration strongly recommended, limited space available.

February 26, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Rewilding Vancouver Opening Reception

Rewilding Vancouver: Remember, Reconnect, Rewild Opening Reception @MOV

Explore the rich natural world of Vancouver’s ecological history in an exhibition that shows how we shape nature and how nature shapes us. Curated by author J.B. MacKinnon (The Once and Future World; co-author of The 100-Mile Diet).

Rewilding Vancouver is comprised of taxidermy specimens, dioramas, soundscapes, video and photo interventions that challenge our perception of what is natural to Vancouver and invite us to make the city a wilder place.

Guest Curator: J.B. MacKinnon
MOV Curator: Viviane Gosselin
Exhibition Design: Kevin McAllister at ModelBox.ca

Photo Illustration: Daniel Irvine & Matt Beall

Light refreshments available. Cash bar.

Schedule:
6:30pm Doors open (please allow time for paid parking and admission)
7:00pm Event Begins
7:15pm Remarks
8:00pm Mingling and exhibition exploration
10:00pm Closing

Suggested dress: Wild

MOV Members Attend Free
*** Your invitations will be arriving by mail OR by email by mid-February***

Members attend for free.It's a great time to become a member! More information at: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership 
Call 604.736.4431 ext.0 for more information.

February 06, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour | Play House w/ Greg Johnson and Martin Lewis

Join guest curators Greg Johnson and Martin Lewis for an in-depth look at "Playhouse," MOV's feature exhibition and first major retrospective of innovative architect Daniel Evan White. Learn how this one-time artist became a man who built dream homes.

Date:  Thursday, Feburary 6, 2014
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  Included with General Admission | MOV Members Free
Get tickets:  https://feb6playhousetour.eventbrite.com

February 01, 2014 / 7:00 PM
City in Song

City in Song

Join us for a special musical journey into the Museum of Vancouver’s collections, as interpreted by original songs written by Vancouver-based arts collective A Loose Affiliation of Millionaires,featuring musicians Leah Abramson (Abramson Singers), Tariq Hussain, Rick Maddocks (Sun Belt), Jasper Sloan Yip, Eden Fine Day, Corbin Murdoch (Nautical Miles), David Newberry, and Jenny Ritter.

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time:  Doors at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:00pm
Admission:  $15 General Admission | MOV Members, Seniors & Students $12
Get Tickets:  feb1cityinsong.eventbrite.ca

Each song is inspired by, and explores our city’s many textures and layers of historical narrative – pieced together through journals, artifacts, traces of everyday life, and other ephemera found within MOV’s 60,000+ object collection. This unique collaboration between ALAM and MOV works to harness the energy of the collective and expose new perspectives on the city, our greatest artifact.

Tickets for the evening include admission to the MOV galleries, feature exhibitions, and a post-performance reception with cash bar.

A preview of Jenny Ritter's piece in the Vancouver History Galleries:

About ALAM:

A Loose Affiliation of Millionaires is a curated collective of Vancouver-based musicians rich in creative capital. We are a small group of friends and colleagues that have come together to pool ideas, resources, and vision towards our common artistic goals.

This is an exciting time for art. All around us self-sourced performers, painters and poets are making their way in the world freer than ever to share their tastes with those who will listen and those who will watch and those who will join in. A Loose Affiliation of Millionaires works to harness the energy of this art to build the kind of momentum that is needed to turn seeds into forests.

To do this, we support each other in the creation of high quality concerts, events and experiences that aim to soften the barriers between art and audience. We share ideas with each other and others about how to navigate the contemporary artistic landscape. We play to each other's strengths. We work with other artists, organizations, communities, and scenes to cross-pollinate our accomplishments, and expose each other to new things.

Most of all, we take pleasure from participating in, creating, and sustaining established and emerging artistic communities.

And we're rich. We're very, very rich.

February 01, 2014 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander in Vanier Park
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Bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with performances at all venues by Vancouver Academy of Music students. Plus, enjoy local food vendors and enter to win memberships and other great prizes.

The next Winter Wander will be February 1, 2014! We look forward to seeing you here!

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes admission to:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • Cit yof Vancouver Archives
  • and Bard on the Beach

16 & under visit FREE.

How it works

  • Purchase your admission ticket at either the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
  • Take your card with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter your completed card at the end of the day to be entered to win memberships and other great prizes!

 

Schedule of Events

Time

Event

Location

10:00am

Doors open, purchase admission

Space Centre, Museum of Vancouver, Vancouver Maritime Museum

11:00am

Chamber Music by Vancouver Academy of Music Students

Vancouver Maritime Museum

12:30pm

Music by Vancouver Academy of Music students

Hubble Gallery, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

12:30pm

Bard on the Beach - Young Shakespeareans perform

Joyce Walley, Museum of Vancouver

1:00pm

Music by Vancouver Academy of Music students

Vancouver Maritime Museum

2:00-3:00pm

Strawberry & Tea Free Concert

Vancouver Academy of Music

3:00pm

Music by Vancouver Academy of Music students

Vancouver Maritime Museum

5:00pm

Closing

 

 

 

 

January 30, 2014 / 5:00 PM
Youth City Lab Free Open House Information Session

Are you aged 15 - 18 and interested in urban issues and the city?

Youth City Lab gives you the opportunity to work with leading designers, curators and urbanists; and to learn more about the complex forces affecting our city. Cultivating creative insight, museum skills, and design sensibilities, the after-school sessions include site visits and urban explorations, behind-the-scenes experiences with MOV, and access to Emily Carr's design labs.

Please join us for a free open house information session at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:00pm.

Youth City Lab will run twice per month from February-May 2014: 8 sessions, Thursdays from 4:00-7:00pm, $250 (inc. tax).

For more information visit teens.ecuad.ca or email teens@ecuad.ca

Youth City Lab is presented in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

January 16, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Rewild

Built City @MOV: Rewild
Beyond Green Urbanism, towards restorative urban environments

Creating sustainable urban systems and shaping city life to be less taxing on the natural environment is more than a passing concern in Vancouver.   In particular, there is keen interest in regenerative design, along with a renaissance in philosophies that underline the critical role of restorative biological diversity in undoing destructive patterns of human domestication. Driving these changes are fundamental questions that involve looking at human behavior and ways of viewing nature through history, and visioning a future which radically reconfigures the relationship between city and nature.

Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2014
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
Get Tickets:  https://jan16builtcity.eventbrite.com

Some important questions about the way we see nature today include: If nature changes over time, are all changes to nature equally good or bad? When does change become damage? What species “belong” in a place? Can we recreate past states of nature, and should we try to do so? What is the wildest world we can live with?

Landscape architect and principal at PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc., Margot Long, will provide some thoughts on these questions, and share insights from Habitat Island, an urban sanctuary and naturalized foreshore created as part of the development at Southeast False Creek, site of the 2010 Winter Games Athletes Village.

Vancouver author J.B. MacKinnon (best known for The 100-Mile Diet) will explore some of these ideas and new understandings, drawing from research and findings associated with historical ecology as found in his book The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be (Sept. 2013).  James will also talk about the upcoming MOV feature exhibition “Rewilding Vancouver”, which he is guest curator for.

The evening will be moderated by Trevor Boddy, a critic and historian of architecture + urbanism, and consulting urban designer. The exhibition he curated/produced entitled  “Vancouverism: Architecture Builds the City” was shown at the 2008 London Festival of Architecture (with a site-specific construction in Trafalgar Square), Paris in 2009, and at Woodwards during the Olympics.

The audience is invited to join presenters and fellow attendees for this provocative discussion about our forgotten wild history, and a glimpse of a wild urban future.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series is an annual trio of talks presented in partnership with Architecture Canada (BC).

MOV and Architecture Canada gratefully recognize financial support of HCMA (Hughes Condon Marler Architects) for the January 16 talk.

Special thanks to our major sponsor: Homes & Living Magazine

January 07, 2014 / 6:00 PM
MOV 2014 Volunteer Orientation/Info/Appreciation Night

Kick off your year with an exciting preview of MOV's 2014 exhibition and programming season, and learn how you can contribute as a part of our wonderful volunteer community! Opportunities in Engagement, Public Outreach, Youth, Family, and Urban Experimentation, abound! We'll share exciting previews of upcoming exhibitions including ReWilding Vancouver, Komagata Maru: Geographies and Generations(100 year anniversary exhibition), Urban Cortex, and more!

Meet and greet MOV staff, fellow volunteers (past, present, and new) - and get to know us better! Snacks and good company provided, please RSVP!

January 02, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Visual Acoustics | Special Documentary Screening

Visual Acoustics | Special Documentary Screening

Join MOV for a special screening of this award winning documentary that helps us understand the architectural brilliance and impact of Daniel Evan White. A film that forges an all-encompassing portrait of Modernism's influence and position in the North American mainstream, MOV invites visitors to "Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White" for this special screening of a compelling view into how Daniel Evan White's work fits into the broader evolution of modern architecture. Replete with popcorn, cash bar and mingling.

Date:  Thursday, January 2, 2014
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  By General Admission | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets:  http://visualacousticsjan2.eventbrite.com/

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, Visual Acoustics is a documentary film that explores the life and career of the architectural photographer Julius Shulman, who died at age 98 in 2009. Shulman was widely considered to be the world's greatest and most well-known architectural photographer. The film highlights his iconic photos which were frequently populated with human models and striking landscapes, often combining the organic with the synthetic and melding nature with contemporary design. The film highlights how these images shaped the careers of some of the great architects of the 20th Century, notably Richard Neutra, John Lautner and the Case Study Architects.

 

 

 

 

December 14, 2013 / 11:00 AM
DIY Daniel: LEGO Build Day
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DIY Daniel: Lego Build Day

For one special afternoon the Vancouver Brick Games, the Vancouver LEGO Club and Johnathon Vaughn Strebly have teamed up with the MOV to celebrate the playful legacy of Vancouver architect, Daniel Evan White. Come and co-create an immersive architectural and experimental play space where you will re-build canonical architectural masterpieces or design your own original hallmarks of modernist fare from 11am - 5pm, Dec 14, 2013. As a special treat, we are featuring a Maté House LEGO Build Hosted by Johnathan Vaughan Strebly. For the first time, participants can build a model Daniel Evan White's Maté House using LEGO instructions created by  Johnathan especially for this event. This family friendly build day will feature an opportunity to view models, embark on your own hands-on exploration of Architectural LEGO to complement our current exhibition Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White.

12:00pm Modern Masterpieces: Speed Build: Hosted by the Vancouver Brick Games. A build where participants build sets of modernist Architectural LEGO to compete for awesome prizes. $18. Register below.
 

3:00pm Make Yours Look like Daniel's: Daniel Evan White Build: Registered participants build their own modernist residences or abstract shapes using basic white LEGO bricks in the spirit of Daniel Evan White's Architecture. Results judged by Johnathan Vaughn Strebly + TBA guest Judges. $18. Register below.

11:00am-5:00pm All Ages: Open Build: Throughout the day, attendees of all ages are encouraged to build in the spirit of Daniel Evan White. Interpret his aesthetic through the unique geometries of LEGO in the Open Build. Hosted by the Vancouver LEGO Club. By general admission | MOV Members free.

Get tickets: https://dec14legobuildday.eventbrite.com/

December 05, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour | Play House w/ Martin Lewis & Viviane Gosselin

Join guest curator Martin Lewis in conversation with MOV Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, for an in-depth look at "Playhouse" MOV's feature exhibition and first major retrospective of innovative architect Daniel Evan White.  Learn how this one-time artist became a man who built dream homes.

Date:  Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  Included with general admission | MOV Members free
Get Tickets:  https://dec5playhousetour.eventbrite.com Tickets also available at the door.

November 24, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays | Coast Modern (film & Q+A)

Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living
November 24 with Coast Modern Filmmakers
"Coast Modern" film screening and discussion

Join us for a special screening of this stunning documentary that showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Faculty from KPU will be joined by filmmakers Gavin Froome, Michael Bernard and Peter Roeck for a critical discussion that considers how these utopian masterpieces interact with visions and models for urban living in Vancouver that also include tighter, vertical living typologies, density debates, and sustainability goals.

Date: Sunday, November 24
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members, KPU Faculty, and students FREE
RSVP: http://nov24designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER:

November 3 | Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability, with Brenda Snaith.

November 10 | Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density, with Erika Balcombe

November 17 | Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living, with Dan Robinson

November 24 | Screening and Q+A: Coast Modern (documentary film)

About Design Sundays:
Design Sundays @MOV is a series of talks and workshops at the Museum of Vancouver that invites faculty from postsecondary institutions across Vancouver to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their design research, practice, and teaching.

Our series for November 2013 is presented in collaboration with the Chip + Shannon School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and invites the public to learn, share, and discuss the aspects of urban design and living from the perspective of interior/space design, ergonomics, and the underlying utopian ideals of West Coast design that underpins much o f Vancouver's design culture.

November 23, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Happy City Machine: Experimental party and book launch

Can we redesign our cities to maximize happiness? Join award-winning author Charles Montgomery as the Museum of Vancouver is transformed for one night only into a laboratory of happiness. Experiments in trust, design, and urban joy will intermingle with a celebration of the launch of Charles’ new book, Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design (Doubleday).

Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Admission: Free for limited number of guests
RSVP: Space is limited, RSVP at https://happycityparty.eventbrite.com/

Through hands-on installations and games, learn about the effect that design has on your own brain and body. Discover ways to boost friendliness even among stand-offish Vancouverites. Experience the mysterious subway squeeze and the altruism endurance challenge! Party like a lab rat while neuroscientist Dr. Colin Ellard observes changes in your brain and body.

This event will showcase outstanding design interventions by students from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, CityStudio and SFU's School of Interactive Art and Technology.

Music by DJ Itchy.

Cash bar.

For more information check thehappycity.com

Media inquiries: Contact Patricia Kells: Patricia Kells: PKells@randomhouse.com

November 23, 2013 / 1:00 PM
Happy City Machine: A public design laboratory
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The Happy City Machine: A public design laboratory
Come experience a laboratory full of art and design created specifically to make you feel good.
 

Date: November 23, 2013
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Admission: With regular admission. Includes access to Play House: the architecture of Daniel Evan White | MOV Members free | Free for participating student designers and partner institution faculty.
Space is limited.

Get Tickets: https://happycitylab.eventbrite.com/ (Also available at the door)

What is the link between human happiness and design? Can art and design make us kinder? Can we design more trust or altruism into the city?

This fall, MOV challenged students from CityStudio, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and SFU’s School of Interactive Art and Technology to create experiments and designs to test or boost feelings of trust and connection among total strangers.
 
Come experience their creations for one day only at the Happy City Machine design laboratory! Test imaginative designs, installations and social experiments that reveal new insights about ourselves and the city around us. Willing participants will have their responses measured by neuroscientist Dr. Colin Ellard. Then, after an afternoon of experiments and fun, we will share what we’ve learned.
 
*Please note: this event is not the book launch party for Happy City. That's a private event in the evening. For media inquiries about the evening launch, please contact Patricia Kells: PKells@randomhouse.com

November 21, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Synapse

Built City @ MOV: Synapse

Adventures at the intersection of neuroscience and architecture with Colin Ellard and Ian Ross McDonald.

As they face issues of resource scarcity, burgeoning population and climate change, cities like Vancouver are increasingly attempting to do more with less. Our roads are being shared among transportation modes. Our public spaces are being shared among more people--not to mention their pets. And we are demanding more out of every square metre of built space than ever before. How can designers ensure that the tighter, denser city can meet our psychological needs?

Date:  Thursday, November 21, 2013
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
Get Tickets:  https://builtcitynov21.eventbrite.com

Whether designing micro-apartments, community centres or streetscapes, architects and designers must acknowledge the symbolic and systemic effects of built form on human emotions and interactions. They must use new understandings of the emotional and physical effects of design. They must combine intuition, experimentation and new kinds of evidence to ensure that less really does become more.

Meeting these challenges requires a new approach, one that trades bloated square-footage for design solutions that blend intuition and experience with new forms of evidence.

University of Waterloo Cognitive Neuroscientist Colin Ellard will share insights from his groundbreaking experiments exploring the relationships between emotion, cognition, and place, conducted in laboratory simulations and in cities around the world.

Ian Ross McDonald, Partner with Bruce Carscadden Architect, will discuss recent efforts to make compact domestic spaces both generous and malleable in the context of the Burns Block Microlofts, as well as his firm's ongoing interest in architectural legibility in the context of public architecture.

The discussion will be moderated by Mari Fujita, Chair of Environmental Design and Associate Professor of Architecture at UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

The audience will be invited to contribute to a discussion that explores a striking new vision of design inquiry and method.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series is an annual trio of talks presented in partnership with Architecture Canada (BC).

This talk is Part 2 of MOV’s annual "Built City" lecture series with Architecture Canada. In 2013/2014, the series explores Vancouver as an emergent and changing metropolis, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to thinking about architecture and urban design, particularly in relation to artistry, gentrification, sociability, science, well-being, natural capital, and cultural development. This three part series invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest to make connections between community, policy and governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory and practice.

November 17, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays | Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living

Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living
November 17 with Dan Robinson
Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living

Designing for urban living requires designing for human factors. Ergonomics is concerned with understanding and designing interactions between people or between people and things to enhance the likelihood of intended outcomes. In Vancouver, what are the key interactions that shape human experience in urban living? Join Dan Robinson for this human-centred session that looks at the micro and macro ways people “fit” into, and shape local urban design.

Dan Robinson is an Instructor at the Chip + Shannon Wilson School of Design.  Dan is a Certified Professional Ergonomist who teaches Ergonomics and Human Factors at KPU as it relates to the design of Interiors, Products and Technical Apparel.

Date: Sunday, November 17
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members, KPU Faculty, and students FREE
RSVP: http://nov17designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER:

November 3 | Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability, with Brenda Snaith.

November 10 | Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density, with Erika Balcombe

November 17 | Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living, with Dan Robinson

November 24 | Screening and Q+A: Coast Modern (documentary film)

About Design Sundays:
Design Sundays @MOV is a series of talks and workshops at the Museum of Vancouver that invites faculty from postsecondary institutions across Vancouver to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their design research, practice, and teaching.

Our series for November 2013 is presented in collaboration with the Chip + Shannon School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and invites the public to learn, share, and discuss the aspects of urban design and living from the perspective of interior/space design, ergonomics, and the underlying utopian ideals of West Coast design that underpins much o f Vancouver's design culture.

November 10, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays | Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density

Design Sundays | Urban Imprints: The Interior Life of West Coast Living
November 10 with Erika Balcombe
Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density

For many, urban living in Vancouver is synonymous with small spaces. As these residential spaces in dense urban centres shrink to ever smaller footprints, we begin to question the meaning of "living". How we define "living" has a lot to do with our happiness in these cozy enclosures. Join Erika Balcombe for an exploration of some of these spaces, and investigate creative strategies for extending living spaces outside of these confines.

Erika Balcombe is an Instructor of Interior Design at the Chip + Shannon Wilson School of Design (KPU). Erika teaches Design Theory which merges her background in both Anthropology and Design.

Date: Sunday, November 10
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members, KPU Faculty, and students FREE
RSVP: http://nov10designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER:

November 3 | Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability, with Brenda Snaith.

November 10 | Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density, with Erika Balcombe

November 17 | Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living, with Dan Robinson

November 24 | Screening and Q+A: Coast Modern (documentary film)

About Design Sundays:
Design Sundays @MOV is a series of talks and workshops at the Museum of Vancouver that invites faculty from postsecondary institutions across Vancouver to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their design research, practice, and teaching.

Our series for November 2013 is presented in collaboration with the Chip + Shannon School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and invites the public to learn, share, and discuss the aspects of urban design and living from the perspective of interior/space design, ergonomics, and the underlying utopian ideals of West Coast design that underpins much o f Vancouver's design culture.

November 08, 2013 / 6:00 PM
Interesting Vancouver 2013

Join us for the 6th annual Interesting Vancouver!

The 2013 event promises to be a truly multi-disciplinary, creative, unexpected, and inspirational evening of ideas and locally-sourced knowledge sharing for and by Vancouverites. Interesting Vancouver @MOV is for creative people, and requires an open mind. There is no theme, no organizing principal save for, “Things that are Interesting”.

The evening's aim is to impart new knowledge, things you’ve never known, or thought about. Open up parallel thinking ports. Activate parts of your brain that for even the brainiest person may have been neglected or unexplored. There will be a degree of spontaneity, unexpected moments, and learnings. It is a splendid collage of interesting ideas and passionate people.

The audience is as interesting as the speakers. It will be a mix of artists, photographers, lawyers, librarians, social marketers, micro finance specialists, university professors, accountants, visual effects artists, journalists, marketing strategists, and much more. The people sitting around you will be just as interesting as those on stage. Sounds pretty interesting, eh?

Be warned: Interesting Vancouver provides an extraordinary lack of career advancement opportunities. It only promises to be “Interesting", so don't come to swap business cards and self-promote.

Date: Friday, November 8
Schedule:
             6:00pm Doors
             7:00pm Program begins
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Admission:  $30 Ticket | MOV Members receive $10 off admission | Students $20
(limited quantity for Students and MOV Members available)
Admission includes: Light catered reception, admission to MOV special exhibitions. Cash bar.
Buy Tickets: http://www.interestingvancouver2013.eventbrite.com/

 

About the Speakers

Steve Fisher Steve will share his story about his journey of faith, science, love, leaving religion, and the repercussions that followed.

Lynn Hill Lynn will share her story about career and change: from first climbing the ladder of success to later on questioning how high she wanted climb, at what price, and what would happen if she took time off to reflect on her past and where she wanted to go.

Stéphane Mouttet Stéphane will share his story about being reunited with his biological parents and his love for travel infused by having two families.

Yared Nigussa Yared will share his story about the risks of first impressions and how a person whom at first he didn’t like or trust played the most important role in his career and became a close friend.

Meaghan Kennedy Meaghan will share her story about how piñatas have changed her life. Her talk will end with a live piñata smashing with members of the audience.

Ken Tsui Ken will share his story about how Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) inadvertently informed his understanding of the personal voice in a collaborative and fast changing environment of pop-up events.

Dave (aka Peach Cobblah) Deveau Dave will share his story about how necessity is the root of creativity and how cuts to arts funding have created an east Vancouver Drag Queen Empire and inspired the events and theatre productions that he and his husband manage.

Robert Rietveld In honour of Remembrance Day, Robert will share a few stories about Canadian war heroes, including that of Charlie Lee, a 90 year old World War II Chinese Canadian veteran, who was one of the first Chinese Canadians allowed into the army.

 C.R. Avery C.R, will share stories about what it’s like to be a true East Vander. He will end with a live musical performance.

 

Limited tickets available for this evening. We sell out quickly every year, so procrastinators be warned!
  

Full details at www.interestingvancouver.com

 

November 07, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Play House w/Greg Johnson, Martin Lewis, and Viviane Gosselin

Join guest curators Greg Johnson and Martin Lewis in conversation with MOV Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, for an in-depth look at "Playhouse," MOV's feature exhibition and first major retrospective of innovative architect Daniel Evan White. Learn how this one-time artist became a man who built dream homes.
 

Date:  Thursday, November 7, 2013
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  Included with General Admission | MOV Members Free
Get tickets:  https://nov7playhousetour.eventbrite.com

November 03, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays | Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability

Design Sundays | Laneway Homes
November 3 with Brenda Snaith
Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability

A fresh view on Laneway housing: Join Brenda Snaith for an in-depth review of student submissions from the 2013 IDSWest Student Charrette, share your thoughts and critiques on laneway house plans created by emerging designers. Learn about and discuss the functional design and aesthetic criteria for small footprints.

Brenda Snaith (RID,  LEED AP) is an Instructor of Interior Design at the Chip + Shannon Wilson School of Design (KPU). She is also the VP Education at the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia.

Date: Sunday, November 3
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members, KPU Faculty, and students FREE
RSVP: http://nov3designsundays.eventbrite.com/

 

JOIN US EVERY SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER:

November 3 | Laneway Homes: Emergent evolutions for compact living and sustainability, with Brenda Snaith.

November 10 | Inside Small Spaces: Designing within density, with Erika Balcombe

November 17 | Human Factors: Ergonomics of urban living, with Dan Robinson

November 24 | Screening and Q+A: Coast Modern (documentary film)

About Design Sundays:
Design Sundays @MOV is a series of talks and workshops at the Museum of Vancouver that invites faculty from postsecondary institutions across Vancouver to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their design research, practice, and teaching.

Our series for November 2013 is presented in collaboration with the Chip + Shannon School of Design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and invites the public to learn, share, and discuss the aspects of urban design and living from the perspective of interior/space design, ergonomics, and the underlying utopian ideals of West Coast design that underpins much o f Vancouver's design culture.

October 26, 2013 / 10:00 AM
Diverse Voices & Portraits – Intergenerational Exchange (storytelling workshop)
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Calling all Chinese Canadian Youth & Elders!

Are you a young person curious about what challenges elders may have experienced being Chinese Canadian?

Are you an elder interested to learn what it is like as a young person living as a Chinese Canadian today?

Are you interested in the art of recording and editing audio into a shareable podcast?

Learn how to conduct an interview and edit the audio files into a snappy podcast - ready to share!

Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm
Admission:  Free to participants, but space is limited. Please register below, or at https://oct26diversevoices.eventbrite.com

The Museum of Vancouver and the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC in partnership with Bite Size Media will be hosting a half-day workshop that ties into the province-wide Diverse Voices & Portraits project. This project aims to collect & share stories around racism and discrimination in BC but also celebrate multiculturalism, with the hope to create a more understanding and inclusive BC through storytelling. Special guest speakers include writer/historian Larry Wong and filmmaker Diana Leung.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience with the equipment (Lapel microphone, ZOOM recorder), learn interview tips, and explore the basics of audio editing (with Final Cut Express) all while discovering stories about one another! And you get to walk away with a copy of your podcast!

Interview questions might include things like:
Have you ever faced discrimination because of ‘where you come from’?
Do you feel like you can celebrate your culture where you live?

In addition to the audio interviews, participants will have their formal portraits taken in a professional studio setting and a 5x7 print of this portrait will be given as a gift.

Content will be posted afterwards on the Diverse Voices & Portraits website, and may also have the opportunity to be included in a short film created by the Bite Size Media artists.

We kindly acknowledge funding support from EmbraceBC (Province of British Columbia).

For more information, please contact diversevoicesproject@gmail.com.

Free to participants, but space is limited. Please register below, or at : https://oct26diversevoices.eventbrite.com.

October 22, 2013 / 6:00 PM
From Here to There 4: Cultivating a Lighter Footprint (Sustenance Festival Closing Night)
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From Here to There 4: Cultivating a Lighter Footprint 
What is the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies? In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is pleased to host an interactive evening of presentations, discussion, and visioning from local innovators, practitioners, and community members that encourage people to think about our local circumstances andhow we can map a course for change here in Vancouver.

Focusing on the 'Top 5' biggest potential Footprint-reducing contributions provided by the Greenest City Lighter Footprint "Feet to the Fire" committee, From Here to There 4 will explore effective actions we can take to reduce our carbon footprint, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies.

From Here to There Part Four is presented in special collaboration with the Sustenance Festival. Now in its fifth year, Sustenance 2013 will be a pop up incubator of ideas, spurring dialogue about how individuals and communities can work together to green our city and strengthen our local food system.

Date: October 22, 2013
Schedule:
        6:00pm: Registration/Doors               
        6:30pm: Presentations and Dialogue begins
        Refreshments and mingling to follow
Cost: By donation, with proceeds supporting MOV and future public dialogues
RSVP: https://fromheretothereoct22.eventbrite.com

 

October 16, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Opening Reception of Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White

Play House: The architecture of Daniel Evan White Opening Reception @MOV

Discover the modest architect whose homes changed lives. You are invited to the opening night of the first major retrospective of architect Daniel Evan White, a remarkable innovator who created the ultimate West Coast modern structures amongst Vancouver's rugged landscapes.

Includes light refreshments & entertainment. Cash bar.

Schedule:
6:30pm Doors open (please allow time for paid parking and admission)
7:00pm Event Begins
7:15pm Remarks
8:00pm Mingling and exhibition exploration
10:00pm Closing

 

MOV Members Attend Free
*** Your invitations will be arriving by mail and/or email starting in mid-September***

Members and 1 guest attend for free ($30 value). It's a great time to become a member! More information at: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership .
Call 604.736.4431 ext.0 for more information.

Tickets are $15 and are available at playhouseopeningnight.eventbrite.com

 

October 10, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Cultural Spaces

There is much talk and worry these days about Vancouver’s future as a creative city and home to the arts and culture. Join Michele Smolkin and Brian Wakelin to explore the questions: are we creating/keeping the spaces we need for the arts and new businesses? Has our city become too expensive to nurture our creative classes? Are we too focused on traditional spaces for creative production and under sensitized to new forms of creation and cultural place making? 

Date:  Thursday, October 10
Time:  7:00pm
Admission:  $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
Get Tickets:  https://builtcityoct10.eventbrite.com  

City boosters and governments have eagerly touted Vancouver’s prominence as a vibrant ‘creative city’ in a manner aimed at attracting and retaining creative workers, key industries, and investment. Meanwhile, critics of creativity-led urban planning and policy initiatives point to the contradictions evident in the dislocation of cultural producers existing on the margins, and prevalence of homogeneous and commercially profitable performance spaces and institutions. At the same time, opportunities exist for considering ways to reconfigure and reframe the “what” and “how” of where cultural and creative facilities can operate.

Vancouver-based filmmaker and producer Michele Smolkin will share excerpts and insights from her recent documentary film for Radio-Canada on Vancouver’s creative spaces called “Out of It? Reboot the City.” 

Brian Wakelin principal of Public, a local landscape, architecture and branding firm responsible for UBC’s Buchanan courtyard pavilion and other creative spaces, will offer case studies in hybrid opportunities for cultural and creative place-making.

*MOV and Architecture Canada gratefully recognize financial support of DIALOG Design for the October 10 talk.

October 03, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: A Diachronic Look into Vancouver Street Photography w/Katie Huisman

A Diachronic Look into Vancouver Street Photography from Foncie Pulice to the 21st Century
(with Capture Photography Festival)

Street photography is traditionally part of the “straight photography” movement, priding itself in the unaltered photograph that, without bias, documents real life. Street photography has continued to fascinate us for more than a century, capturing people with absolute candor in public places and providing a clear view of humanity.

The practice of street photography has become even more popular in the 21st century–favouring society’s increasing need to document, capture, and share everyday life snapshot by snapshot.  Join Capture Festival Guest Co-Curator Katie Huisman for an exploration of how this notion is explored by the four contemporary Vancouver photographers showcased in this MOV Studio exhibition –Lincoln Clarkes, Brian Howell, Angela Fama, and John Goldsmith.

Included with Admission | MOV Members Free

October 02, 2013 / 5:30 PM
MOV Legacy Dinner & City Shaper Awards

Please join us in paying tribute to: Ray Spaxman, Mountain Equipment Co-op (represented by Chris McNeill), and Tamara Vrooman as we recognize them for their commitment to Vancouver.

Presented by:

 

Eventbrite - MOV Legacy Dinner Fundraiser. Oct. 2, 2013.

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Schedule:
5:30pm Cocktails, Live Music, Networking
6:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Awards Presentation
Followed by: Live Auction

Guests will enjoy an exclusive evening of good company, interesting ideas, great wine, and a sit-down dinner. Enjoy live musical entertainment and participate in a live and silent auction.

We are of a city of innovators and visionaries. At the Museum of Vancouver, we aim to look at Vancouver’s past, present, and future, and this fall we invite you to join us for our 2nd annual MOV Legacy Dinner, an awards dinner that honours those individuals and families who have contributed to this city.

Please join us in honouring this year’s award recipients and learn of their vision and commitment to Vancouver.

MOV’s Legacy Award Honouree: Ray Spaxman, Architect
MOV's Livable City Award Honouree: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)
MOV Emerging City Visionary Award Honouree: Tamara Vrooman, Chief Executive Officer, Vancity

 

Event Sponsors:

   

The Butler Did It Catering Co.   |   Lonsdale Event Rentals

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Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Schedule:
5:30pm Cocktails, Live Music, Networking
6:30pm Dinner
8:30pm Awards Presentation
Followed by: Live Auction

Admission:
Individual: $225 (Tax-deductible portion: $135) | Table of 10: $2,250 (Tax-deductible portion: $1,350)
Buy Tickets: http://movlegacydinner2013.eventbrite.com/
Dress: Elegant

Contact: Aerin Hack,  Event Coordinator ahack@museumofvancouver.ca
Tel: 604 730 5320

Eventbrite - MOV Legacy Dinner Fundraiser. Oct. 2, 2013.

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How awards were selected:

The City Shaper Awards recognize those individuals who have shown outstanding vision and commitment to building a city that is ranked as one of the most impressive in the world.

The MOV invited to the selection table well recognized city historians, urban planners, influencers in the business and philanthropic sector, as well as representatives from the MOV Board of Directors. They spent 2 months reviewing over 50 families and individuals who have helped to mould the city as we know it today, and who continue to influence its path to tomorrow.

The selection committee will be recognized during the dinner.

September 26, 2013 / 5:30 PM
Kickstarter School Vancouver @MOV

Join the MOV for a special edition of Kickstarter School in Vancouver on September 26. Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.

Hear from Kickstarter Art Program Director Stephanie Pereira and three successful project creators for a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. We'll learn how to structure a campaign, what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word, and other helpful tips. If you're a Vancouver-based creator, innovator, grassroots fundraising ninja, or simply want to be wowed by the imagination of fellow Vancouverites, this workshop is for you!

Featured Vancouver-based Kickstarter project creators:

Schedule:
5:30pm Doors/Registration
6:00pm Welcome/Project Creator Presentations
6:45pm Open Discussion
7:15pm Light Refreshments/Mingling

Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Cost: Free, RSVP required
RSVP: http://kickstarteryvr.eventbrite.com
 

September 05, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Special Curator Talk & Tour with Resolve Design: Foncie's Fotos

Join us for up-close tour and in-depth look at Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice. Foncie took about 15 million images from the 1940s through 1970s, and his photos can be found in the albums of many long-time Vancouverites.

For this special talk and tour, hear from Darren Carcary, of Resolve Design, for a design-focused explanation of some of the unique challenges presented by Foncie's Fotos – particularly, how to activate a 1600 sq. ft. gallery with artifacts only 3 x 5 inches in size.

Resolve Design tells strategic stories – stories with purpose. Clear, relatable, and sharable stories delivering engaging experiences.

Date: September 5, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Cost: Included with Regular Admission | MOV Members Free
RSVP: https://fonciedesigntalk.eventbrite.com

 *Become an MOV member!
http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership

August 30, 2013 / 9:00 AM
We are CLOSED August 26-30
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We will be CLOSED from Monday August 26 - Friday August 30.

 

The Museum of Vancouver and our neighbour, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, will be CLOSED to the public Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30 due to filming. 

 

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will OPEN again on Saturday August 31st.

 

The crab is on vacation for a short time, too!

 

Summer Hours
August 31 - Sept. 2, 2013 

Saturday August 31: 10am - 5pm

Sunday September 1: 10am - 5pm

Monday September 2 (Labour Day): 10am - 5pm

  

Fall / Winter Hours  

Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 - June 30, 2014

 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10am - 5pm 

Wednesday: 10am - 5pm 

Thursday: 10am - 8pm OPEN LATE

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm 

Sunday: 10am - 5pm 

 

* Note: Admission by donation the LAST Thursday evening of the month, 5pm-8pm. Yes!!!  

August 26, 2013 / 9:00 AM
We are CLOSED August 26-30
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We will be CLOSED from Monday August 26 - Friday August 30.

 

The Museum of Vancouver and our neighbour, the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, will be CLOSED to the public Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30 due to filming. 

 

We apologize for any inconvenience. We will OPEN again on Saturday August 31st.

 

The crab is on vacation for a short time, too!

 

Summer Hours
August 31 - Sept. 2, 2013 

Saturday August 31: 10am - 5pm

Sunday September 1: 10am - 5pm

Monday September 2 (Labour Day): 10am - 5pm

  

Fall / Winter Hours  

Tuesday Sept. 3, 2013 - June 30, 2014

 

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: 10am - 5pm 

Wednesday: 10am - 5pm 

Thursday: 10am - 8pm OPEN LATE

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm 

Sunday: 10am - 5pm 

 

* Note: Admission by donation the LAST Thursday evening of the month, 5pm-8pm. Yes!!!  
 
August 15, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Foncie's Fotos w/ Joan Seidl - Members'-Only edition - SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT - Joan is back for one last Talk & Tour before she retires!

Join MOV's Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Joan Seidl for a MOV members-only, up-close tour and in-depth look at Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice. Foncie took about 15 million images from the 1940s through 1970s, and his photos can be found in the albums of many long-time Vancouverites.

Become an MOV member!
http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership

MOV Members only
Admission: free*
*RSVP is required - Please note that this event is now SOLD OUT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 15, 2013 / 6:00 PM
Redacted Readings

Join Sex Talk in the City exhibition research contributor Amber Dawn, Vancouver poet Liz Bachinsky, writer/performer Billeh Nickerson as they share readings from published works that have traditionally been considered “banned” materials, touching on erotic experiences, life in the sex trade, and kink.

Date: Thursday, August 15
Time: 6:00pm
Location: MOV Studio, Museum of vancouver
Admission: $12 (by general admission) | MOV Members FREE
RSVP: http://redactedreadings.eventbrite.com/

Amber Dawn is a writer, filmmaker, and performance artist. Author of Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, she has an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC); she is creator of the award-winning genderfuck docuporn, Girl on Girl. Until recently, she was the long-time director of programming for the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Amber Dawn was 2012 winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers.

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of five collections of poetry, including the Governor General's Award-nominated collection Home of Sudden Service. Her poetry has also been nominated for awards including the Pat Lowther Award, and The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature., the Kobzar Literary Award and others. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies and on film around the world. She lives in Vancouver. Elizabeth will read from The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, which explores themes of sexuality, addiction and redemption across Canada and on the road.

Billeh Nickerson is a writer, editor, performer, producer and arts advocate who divides his year between Toronto and Vancouver. He is the author of Let Me Kiss it Better: Elixirs for the Not So Straight and Narrow, and his most recent collection, McPoems. He is also the co-editor of Seminal: the Anthology of Canada’s Gay Male Poets, and a former editor of PRISM international and Event, two of Canada’s most respected literary journals. He teaches Creative Writing at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

 

 

August 08, 2013 / 6:00 PM
Testing the Limits: Smart Cities, Technology, and Open Everything

Testing the Limits: Smart Cities, Technology, and Open Everything

Vancouver is a city that has unmistakeably  turned its attention finding ways to be greener, more networked,  open, and even participatory. Indeed, the future of  cities around the world appear inevitably smarter, better designed, and hyper connected.  In particular, smart city proponents broadcast a future with better and more efficient municipal services, “zero waste”,  and technological infrastructure that not only helps us move around faster and smarter, but also  provides planners, builders, and engineers all the data needed to decode and optimize urban living.  Yet what is less frequently taken up, are questions around how  these  smart cities – with their attendant ephemera of software, sensors, cameras, and networked systems – affect the design, use and democratic nature of public space? How will impact privacy, personalization, accessibility, and citizen (versus consumer) engagement?

These new, intelligent  infrastructures are every bit as significant as building new roads, bridges, or even bike lanes, and requires a thoughtful and open discussion around  the rewards as well as the risks from technologists, policymakers, citizens, engineers, planners, cultural leaders, and more.

Join us Thursday August 8 at 6pm for a public dialogue with special guest speaker Evgeny Morozov, and discussants David Ascher (Mozilla Foundation) and  Andrea Reimer (Councillor, City of Vancouver). The discussion will be moderated by Hanna Cho, MOV Curator of Engagement & Dialogue.

This discussion is presented in collaboration with the Artists' Legal Outreach (ALO) in Vancouver.

RSVP: www.smartcitiesYVRaug8.eventbrite.com
*strictly required, limited seats.

Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm *discussion begins at 6:30pm

Cost: MOV Members Free | Suggested Donation $8

 

August 01, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Sex Talk in the City w/Jennifer Breakspear (Opt)

Learn the intimate stories behind the creation of the MOV's much-talked-about Sex Talk in the City exhibition. Curatorial advisory member and exhibition contributor Jennifer Breakspear will share insights into the collaborative process behind the research and formation of the exhibition partnership with Options for Sexual Health (Opt), including how MOV's curatorial worked to include diverse perspectives on sex and sexuality within the same space.

Jennifer Breakspear is the Executive Director of Options for Sexual Health (Opt), the largest sexual health care provider in Canada. She is also a leader, writer, media commentator, wife, sister, daughter, auntie, bass player, paddler and cyclist. And, in everything she does Jennifer is committed to the celebration of individuals, the development of community and, the realisation of human rights for all.

July 13, 2013 / 10:00 AM
Upcycled Urbanism: A Design+Build Project for Everyone -- Granville Street Build Day

Help us transform Granville Street using hundreds of giant building blocks on July 13!

Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory project that invites students, artists, designers, makers, and anyone with a even a smidgen of creativity to re-imagine and rebuild a part of Vancouver’s public realm. That means you.

Our citizen design teams spent the spring brainstorming, sketching, and modelling how to build new public environments using giant polystyrene blocks. These blocks were designed by students at UBC's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and they will be produced from polystyrene recycled from building projects around the Lower Mainland by Mansonville Plastics. Join a build team on July 13, or just come and experience these spectacular creations.

Teams will come together to build their creations at an outdoor design/build spectacle on the 700 Block of Granville Street (between Georgia and Robson) in Downtown Vancouver on July 13. You might see a giant living room, a super-sized game zone, or, as one team member put it, an all-out public hallucination. Think of it as a combination workshop/street celebration/public art unveiling!
Materials will then be re-recycled for industrial use.

Who can get involved?

You! Everyone is welcome to join a build team, play with these creations, or just watch. To join one of the design+build teams, email us at: upcycledurbanism@museumofvancouver.ca.

Build team orientation times:

10am: Block Talk

1pm: Game On

5pm: Public Hallucinations

To learn more: 
http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/upcycled

Upcycled Urbanism is a Museum of Vancouver initiative in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network, Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine, with generous additional support from SALA, Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.

Invite your friends:

https://www.facebook.com/events/569335316443829/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 04, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Foncie's Fotos: Curator Talk & Tour w/Joan Seidl

Join MOV's Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Joan Seidl for an up-close tour and in-depth look at Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice. Foncie took about 15 million images from the 1940s through 1970s, and his photos can be found in the albums of many long-time Vancouverites.

Included with Regular Admission | MOV Members Free

RSVP online at www.fonciesfotosjuly4.eventbrite.com

June 26, 2013 / 6:00 PM
Upcycled Urbanism Volunteer Orientation Night
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Want to be part of a spectacular public space transformation?

Then come join us for Upcycled Urbanism Volunteer Orientation Night on Wednesday, July 26. Share some food and drinks. Play with our giant building blocks. And find a role for yourself in this summer’s most unique event.

 After months of exciting and creative participatory design workshops, MOV and our partners are now getting ready for our spectacular July 13th Design+Build event on Granville Street.

Three design+build teams will be working with the public to transform the street using huge blocks of super-light polystyrene. We will be playing with giant games, building social machines, and constructing artistic hallucinations. Think of it as part street party, part art installation, and part giant construction site!

If you would like to be part of this historic space-changing event, please join our volunteer team. Opportunities include short shifts over the course of the day:

Public Engagement and Fun Faces
Sustainability Team and Vacuum Ninjas
General Administration Helpers
Building block stockpilers
Security/wanderers

Bonus: Volunteers can also join build/play teams when not on shift!

Two ways to get involved:

1/ Join us for refreshments and inspiration at Volunteer Orientation night on June 26, from 6-8pm. Register on this page: www.upcycledvolunteer-june26.eventbrite.com

2/ If you can’t make it on June 26 but want to help, fire us an email at upcycledurbanism@museumofvancouver.ca

First Aid and/or a second language would be great assets (please note these when registering). We look forward to hearing from you!

ABOUT UPCYCLED URBANISM

Upcycled urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers everyone to reimagine Vancouver's public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann bridge. Then turn your public space dreams into reality on Granville Street on July 13.

Upcycled Urbanism is a Museum of Vancouver initiative in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network, Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine, with generous additional support from SALA, Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.
 

June 19, 2013 / 6:00 PM
From Here to There 3: Stories of Food, Energy, and Transitioning to Resilient Communities
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From Here to There 3: Stories of Food, Energy, and Transitioning to Resilient Communities

What is the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies? In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is pleased to host an interactive evening of inspirational stories and storytelling from local innovators, practitioners, and community members that encourage people to think about our local circumstances andhow we can map a course for change here in Vancouver.
 

Speakers:

Sara Dent (Young Agrarians)

Emmanuel Prinet (One Earth)

Harold Steves (Richmond City Councilor/Farmer)

Marc Schutzbank (Fresh Roots)

Namoi Steinberg (Storyteller)

Cease Wyss (T'Uy'Tanat, UNYA)

Moderaterd by Ann Pacey (Village Vancouver)

RSVP online: http://fromheretotherejune19.eventbrite.com

*The evening is by donation, with proceeds supporting MOV and future public dialogues.

June 06, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Foncie's Fotos: Curator Talk & Tour w/Joan Seidl

Join MOV's Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Joan Seidl for an up-close tour and in-depth look at Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice. Foncie took about 15 million images from the 1940s through 1970s, and his photos can be found in the albums of many long-time Vancouverites.

Included with Regular Admission | MOV Members Free

RSVP online at www.fonciesfotosjune6.eventbrite.com

June 05, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Foncie's Fotos Opening Night

Celebrate the first look-back at Vancouver’s most prolific street photographer, Foncie Pulice. Foncie took about 15 million images from the 1940s through 1970s, and his photos can be found in the albums of many long-time Vancouverites.

Schedule:
6:30pm Doors open (please allow time for paid parking and admission)
7:00pm Event Begins
7:15pm Remarks
8:00pm Mingling and exhibition exploration
10:00pm Closing

Buy Tickets: http://foncieopening.eventbrite.com

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MOV Members Attend Free
*** Your invitations will be arriving by mail and/or email by mid-May***

Members and 1 guest attend for free ($30 value). It's a great time to become a member! More information at: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership .
Call 604.736.4431 ext.0 for more information.

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June 05, 2013 / 6:15 PM
MOV Annual General Meeting

Hello MOV Members!

 

As a member of our society we value your ideas and support of our vision for a dynamic and interesting museum. On June 5 at 6:15pm we will be hosting the Museum Society's Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an official notice to alert you to your right to nominate yourself or others to the Museum's board of directors.

 

This year our AGM will come just before the opening night of our new exhibition, Foncie's Fotos. Enjoy your privileges as MOV members.

 

Date: Wednesday, June 5

Time: 6:15pm

Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street

For more information: call 604.736.4431 x 0 or email Aerin Hack, Membership Assistant at ahack@museumofvancouver.ca

 

The opening reception of Foncie's Fotos follows the close of the AGM. we hope you will join us for both!

 

As a MOV member you are welcome to bring 1 guest to the opening reception. Your guest may join you at the AGM, but must be a member to vote.

 

About parking:

At 6:00pm, our pay parking changes to a flat rate of $5. Members requested that we start the AGM at 6:15pm to allow time for parking. Please note that machines accept only coins or credit cards.

June 01, 2013 / 2:00 PM
2013 Youth Council Showcase
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Celebrate with the Museum of Vancouver 2013 Youth Council as they showcase their Upcycled Urbanism creation.  The Museum of Vancouver Youth Council engages youth in leadership, creativity, and technical museum processes in a way that reflects the interests, passions, and perspectives of young people in Vancouver.  This year’s key theme of Upcycled Urbanism asked the Council to reimagine and rebuild a part of Vancouver’s public realm, specifically addressing the wants and needs of the city’s teenaged population.

Schedule:
2:00pm – Event Starts
2:15pm – Remarks
2:45pm – Mingling and exhibition exploration
4:00pm – Event ends

Date: Saturday, June 1
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free, please RSVP http://movyc2013.eventbrite.com

Includes entrance to MOV's permanent and temporary exhibitions.

May 31, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Libido Liberation

Sexuality, fetish, makeout music, art, and a whole lot of suggestive body language go off leash at the MOV on Friday, May 31 as we invite Vancouverites to a special after-dark exploration of our current feature exhibition, Sex Talk in the City. Arrive dressed to the nines for this sultry dance party amid our provocative collection of vibrators, historical peepshows, and archive of diverse expression and storytelling.

Doors/Exhibition: 7:00pm
Performances: 8:30pm sharp
Bar and DJ K-Tel: until 11:00pm
Dress Code: Saucy

Be titillated by the sophisticated sex comedy of The Wetspots, and a live art performance of “The Insiders” by Coral Short. Tour the exhibition, score a scandalous snapshot, take part in a hands-on “artefact” handling workshop, and lose yourself in the late night sounds by DJ K-Tel. Don’t miss this one-night only opportunity to explore the Sex Talk In the City exhibition while wearing your best interpretation of our “saucy” dress code!

Tickets at: http://may31libidoliberation.eventbrite.com 
Early Bird Tickets:  $15 (Early Bird MOV Members $12) 
Regular Tickets: $17 (MOV Members $15)
Students/Seniors: $10
*limited tickets, available online March 1. Don't miss out!!!

 

May 25, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Upcycled Urbanism: Team day!
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Designers, students, activists and people just like you are planning a spectacular transformation of an entire downtown city block for one day this summer, and they need your help!

Saturday, May 25 is Upcycled Urbanism Team Day at the Museum of Vancouver. If you were a part of our March workshops, this is your chance to take your ideas to the next step on one of our design+build teams. If you’re new to the project, this is a chance to join a group of great people and plan your urban intervention together.

What’s it all about? Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory project that invites everyone to reimagine and rebuild parts of Vancouver’s public realm. Working together, teams of participants will design and build new cityscapes using blocks of expanded polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge. The design+build event will take place downtown on July 13, but the preparations start NOW. Everyone is welcome.

Bonus: We’ll be unveiling full-size Upcycled building blocks for the first time. Come test them out.

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between Museum of Vancouver, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network, Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine, with generous additional support from SALA, Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.

 

This event is free but space is limited. Register now: upcycledteamday.eventbrite.com

 

May 07, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Hot Times for Seniors: Sex in Every Season

Join us for an afternoon tour of the MOV exhibition Sex Talk in the City followed by an informal workshop-style discussion designed to engage seniors in care or communal living situations, as well as their friends and caregivers, or anyone interested in learning more about senior sexuality, STI’s, and the need to express one's sexuality at every age and season of our lives.  Part of the workshop will draw from the Seniors A GOGO project, an initiative that endeavors to start a conversation between seniors, caregivers and families about this issue in a theatrical way.

Workshop will be facilitated by exhibition advisor Jane Langton a certified sexual health educator & consultant who advocates for access to relevant sexual health education and information across the lifespan, based in Vancouver.

*light refreshments will be served during the workshop portion, and group bookings/discount available.  Inquire with Visitor Services at 604.736.4431 or email guestservices@museumofvancouver.ca

Included with Regular Admission | MOV Members free
 

May 02, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Special Curator Talk & Tour: Designing for Sex w/Propellor Design

Designing for Sex is always a challenge, but more so when there’s history, storytelling, and artefacts added to the mix!

For this special talk and tour, curatorial lead Viviane Gosselin will be joined by exhibition designers from Propellor Design to lead tour participants through the Sex Talk exhibition highlighting and talking about the creative inspiration and integrative design process involved in the conception and realization of the exhibition.

Propellor is a multi-disciplinary design studio committed to creating useful, beautiful and ecologically minded objects and experiences. Propellor’s work spans a broad range of disciplines from furniture and lighting design to exhibition design and sculpture.

Included with Regular Admission | MOV Members Free

 

April 30, 2013 / 4:00 PM
Visible City Virtual Exhibition & App Launch Party

The Museum of Vancouver is pushing boundaries again!

We're thrilled to be launching our very first online exhibition at mobile app, The Visible City.

Date: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Vancouver Fanclub, 1050 Granville Street
Cost: $10 | MOV Members FREE
Purchase: http://visiblecity.eventbrite.com 

The Visible City goes beyond the walls of a traditional museum, allowing you to experience history through augmented reality. Discover the rise, fall, and reviviale of neon on two interactive walking tours of the city's most colourful neighbourhoods.

The MOV is the first museum in North America to have such an app, and we invite you to join us for its launch at the wonderful Vancouver Fanclub on Granville Street! Come for a drink, download the app, share your own neon story, and then take a jaunt down the street to test out the tour.

Event Sponsor:
Vancouver Fanclub

April 27, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Strolling the stroll: a tour of sex work history in the West End

Join us for a guided tour of the area of the West End that provided a safe environment for sex workers before they were evicted in the 1980s. This fascinating journey through not-too-distant history will be lead by Jamie Lee Hamilton, who will share rich stories and insights from her own days working the Davie Stroll.

This tour will focus on 8-10 stops in the Davie Street area, then continue down to the Aquatic Centre. We'll take water transportation across False Creek to a debrief at Museum of Vancouver. Tour fee includes water transport and admission to Museum of Vancouver's Sex Talk in the City exhibition. 

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013
Time: 2pm
Meeting Location: Little Sisters Bookstore, 1238 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1N3.
Tickets: $15 (includes Aquabus ticket and admission to Museum of Vancouver exhibitions)
Purchase: http://strollingthestroll.eventbrite.com

Tour length: 1.5 hours to Aquabus, option to continue to MOV

 

April 26, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Brothels, Strolls, & Stilettos: Histories of Sex Work in Vancouver

Vancouver was once a haven for bawdy houses, with more than 100 brothels operating in the city's east end in the 1930s. Decades later, in the early 1970s, the city's West End emerged as home to a gender-diverse, racially-mixed, and pimp-free stroll of sex workers. After vigorous opposition to prostitution in the West End, sex workers were expelled from the neighborhood in 1984. As they were displaced further and further east, the era of missing and murdered women began. With challenges to prostitution laws now being considered by the Supreme Court of Canada, it's time to learn about the multi-faceted history of on-street and off-street sex work in Vancouver. 

This panel event will include rich stories and images from the past and from the courts, and an opportunity to ask sex workers (currently working and retired) questions about their changing world.

Moderator: Becki Ross
Panelists include: Jamie Lee Hamilton, Scarlett Lake, Susan Davis, Sheri Kiselbach and others.

Admission: by donation (suggested $10, includes entry to Sex Talk in the City exhibition)

Reserve your ticket now: http://brothelsstrollsstilletos.eventbrite.com

 

April 04, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Sex Talk in the City: Curator Talk and Tour with Viviane Gosselin

Sex Talk in the City involved the participation of a 17-people advisory committee and over 58 project allies! From producing content, to lending artefacts and giving interviews, project collaborators had a huge influence on the shaping of the project. Curatorial Lead Viviane Gosselin will share insights into the making of the exhibition and explain how very diverse perspectives on sex and sexuality have come to share the same space.

Included with regular admission / MOV members free.

March 24, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism | Surprise and juxtaposition in public
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Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism
A design/build project for everyone

Have you ever wished you could redesign and rebuild part of Vancouver? Now is your chance.

Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers you to reimagine Vancouver's public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge.

This March, attend an Introduction to Upcycled Urbanism and any (or all!) of 4 workshops to brainstorm, sketch, and model new public space ideas. Then, in July, teams will come together again to build their creations in a large-scale outdoor event!

Today's workshop: Surprise and juxtaposition in the public realm, with SALA and Maker Faire

Design forms and images seem to reappear through life--whether in architecture, nature, or even in the food we eat. How can forms from seemingly disparate realms provide inspiration for imaginative public space interventions that draw people together, hold them, and perhaps even change them?

No need to have a design background, just bring your creative and curious mind!

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between MOV, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine.

With generous support from Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.

Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm

Cost: By general admission | MOV members Free
RSVP: http://march24upcycledurbanism.eventbrite.com/

Location: Museum of Vancouver

[Learn more about Upcycled Urbanism here.]

 

 

March 17, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism | Mar 17
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Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism

Block Talk: creating spaces that connect people

Have you ever wished you could redesign and rebuild part of Vancouver? Now is your chance.

Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers you to reimagine Vancouver's public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge.

This March, attend an Introduction to Upcycled Urbanism and any (or all!) of 4 workshops to brainstorm, sketch, and model new public space ideas. Then, in July, teams will come together again to build their creations in a large-scale outdoor event!

Today's workshop: Block Talk: creating spaces that connect people, with SALA and VPSN

Public space affects how we talk, engage and communication with each other. Join with the Vancouver Public Space Network, SALA and the Museum of Vancouver to explore how infrastructure in public space facilitates how we connect with friends and strangers. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with us and your fellow residents to design structures to make our public spaces more communal, connected and interesting.

No need to have a design background, just bring your creative and curious mind!

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between MOV, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine.

With generous support from Mansonville Plastics.

Dates: 

Mar. 3 - Designing together: a primer on public design workshops with Vancouver Design Nerds

Mar. 10 - Building Public Hallucinations: a design journey, with SALA and Spacing Magazine

Mar. 17: Block Talk: creating spaces that connect people, with SALA and VPSN

Mar. 24: Shock and surprise: public design juxtapositions, with SALA and Maker Faire

Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members Free
RSVP: http://march17upcycledurbanism.eventbrite.com/
Location: Museum of Vancouver

[Learn more about Upcycled Urbanism here.]

 

March 10, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism | Hallucinating in Public
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Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism

Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers you to reimagine Vancouver's public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge. In July, teams will come together to build these creations in a large-scale outdoor event!

TODAY: Hallucinating in Public: creating environments that are beautiful and disruptive

2:00PM - 4:00PM
@ MOV (1100 Chestnut St) 

This workshop will investigate how a beautiful installation can reframe our experience of the city in a way which delightfully disrupts expectations.

To do so, we will begin by exploring the state of mind that a creator of space enters into in order to imagine something which doesn't yet exist.

Our team will go into a state of collective hallucination to come up with a project which explores the nature of scale and imagination in the city...something both beautiful, yet provocatively disruptive.  

No need to have a design background, just bring your creative and curious mind!

 

Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members Free
RSVP: http://
march10upcycledurbanism.eventbrite.com/
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street

MORE WORKSHOPS:

Mar. 17: Block Talk: creating spaces that connect people, with SALA and VPSN

Mar. 24: Shock and surprise: public design juxtapositions, with SALA and Maker Faire

ABOUT UPCYCLED URBANISM

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between MOV, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network (VPSN), Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine.

With generous support from Mansonville Plastics and the Vancouver Foundation.

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March 07, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Special Curator Talk & Tour: A Clandestine History of Contraception

Join Sex Talk in the City curatorial lead, Viviane Gosselin, and Professor Christabelle Sethna in a Talk & Tour that looks into the history of contraception in Canada. Discover its intertwining history with the law, attitudes towards sex, secularization of society, and women’s changing status.

This presentation is possible in part with the support of the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU.

About Christabelle Sethna:
Christabelle Sethna is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Women’s Studies and the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. She is currently writing a book about the history of the birth control pill in Canada, focusing on its impact on young, single female university students from 1960–1980.

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV Members FREE

 

March 03, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism | Mar. 3: Designing Together
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Design Sundays: Upcycled Urbanism
A design/build project for everyone

Have you ever wished you could redesign and rebuild part of Vancouver? Now is your chance.

Upcycled Urbanism is a participatory design project that empowers you to reimagine Vancouver's public spaces. Design and build prototypes in a team environment using modular blocks of polystyrene containing material salvaged from the construction of the Port Mann Bridge. This March, attend an Introduction to Upcycled Urbanism and any (or all!) of 4 workshops to brainstorm, sketch, and model new public space ideas. Then, in July, teams will come together again to build their creations in a large-scale outdoor event!

Mar. 3 - Designing togetherA primer on how to run fun, inclusive public design workshops

 

This kickoff event focuses on how to hold a design charrette: a fun, engaging, and inclusive workshop in which experts and community members work together to turn their ideas into pictures and plans. If you've ever wanted to get people together to work on a new idea for your neighbourhood or your city, then this workshop can give you the tools. With guidance from Vancouver Design Nerds Marten Sims and Kim Cooper, we'll brainstorm how to bring an underutilized public space to life.

No need to have a design background, just bring your creative and curious mind!

Mar. 3 Workshop leaders are Vancouver Design Nerds Marten Sims and Kim Cooper.

Kim Cooper is the owner of Kale Creative, Vice President of the Vancouver Design Nerds Society and a founder of the Community Laboratory Society.

Marten Sims is a trans-disciplinary designer, artist, curator, researcher, facilitator and design faculty member at Emily Carr University. Over the past decade Marten has produced design work with and for a broad range of social, environmental, cultural, media, health, advocacy and science organisations. He was selected this January to City of Vancouver's 'Mayors Citizens Engaged City Task Force'.

[Read more about Upcycled Urbanism here.]

Time: 2:00pm–4:00pm
Cost: By general admission | MOV members Free
RSVP: http://march3upcycledurbanism.eventbrite.com
Location: Museum of Vancouver

Upcycled Urbanism is a partnership between MOV, the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver Public Space Network, Maker Faire Vancouver, and Spacing Magazine.

With generous additional support from SALA, Vancouver Foundation and Mansonville Plastics.

 

February 21, 2013 / 6:30 PM
Made to Pleasure: DIY Design & Talk with Rachel Maines

Learn about the history of sexual satisfaction and construction of social pleasure while getting hands-on in ways that won’t earn you a scolding.

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2013
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: Included with admission | MOV Members FREE

Adults (18+) only

 

Start by designing and creating a prototype of a vibrator from plasticine, with advice from the pros from Vancouver's own Womyns’Ware Inc. (With pleasurable prizes from Womyns’Ware!)

Then bolster your knowledge with a special talk by Rachel Maines, whose book, The Technology of Orgasm, inspired the movie Hysteria (released last year). Maines uses rich (and sometimes hilarious) stories to reveal the surprising connection between technology, culture, sex, and the law.

About Rachel Maines:

Technology historian Rachel Maines is a visiting scientist at the Cornell University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also a consultant to the MOV’s Sex Talk in the City exhibition.

About our workshop leaders:

Vancouver-based Womyns'Ware Inc.'s design team is:  industrial designer Otter Louis, business law specialist Janna L. Sylvest, and retail display and design specialist Andrea Dobbs. They have taken dozens of sexual products from concept to production and retail.

Warning:

This event is for adults only (18 years or over.)

MOV’s Sex Talk in the City exhibition contains course language, sexual language, sexually suggestive scenes and nudity presented within a historical, political and educational context.

 

February 13, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Sex Talk in the City Opening Reception

Be among the first to discover an innovative exhibition that explores the history of sexuality in Vancouver – from education to pleasure to politics. Explore sexuality not as science, but as part of our exciting, fascinating, thought-provoking culture.

Schedule:
6:30pm Doors open (please allow time for paid parking and admission)
7:00pm Event Begins
7:15pm Remarks
8:00pm Mingling and exhibition exploration
10:00pm Closing

Dress: In Red

MOV Members Attend Free
*** Your invitations will be arriving by mail and/or email by the end of January***

Members and 1 guest attend for free ($30 value). It's a great time to become a member! More information at: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership .
Call 604.736.4431 ext.0 for more information.

 

February 07, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Object(ing) Talk & Tour w/ Pablo Griff

The late Tobias Wong’s work has seduced, fascinated, outraged, and inspired observers, but the artist is no longer here to explain himself. What were the conceptual origins of his work? What inspired him? What shaped him? How does his work continue to influence other creators today?

Join Object(ing) Content Advisor Pablo Griff on an up close and personal tour of the first large-scale exhibition of Tobias Wong's enchanting work.

As a close and long time friend of Tobias Wong, Pablo's oral history will offer unique insights into some of the works on display. Pablo witnessed the early stages and the making of several pieces while living in New York. His tour will adopt a storytelling approach to discuss these particular artworks.

*This will be the final talk and tour for Object(ing).

Date: Thursday, February 7
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Included with Admission | MOV Members attend Free
RSVP: http://tobiaswongfeb7.eventbrite.com 

January 26, 2013 / 10:00 PM
Winter Wander in Vanier Park
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Bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with performances at all venues by Vancouver Academy of Music students. Plus, enjoy local food vendors and enter to win memberships and other great prizes.

Join us in 2013 on Saturday, January 26.

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: MOV, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, City of Vancouver Archives
Cost: $5 | 16 & under free

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes admission to:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • City of VAncouver Archives
  • and Bard on the Beach

 

16 & under visit FREE.

How it works

  • Purchase your admission ticket at either the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
  • Take your card with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter your completed card at the end of the day to be entered to win memberships and other great prizes!
January 25, 2013 / 6:00 PM
Vancouver I Love You But...
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Inhabiting Vancouver is like being in a relationship with a beautiful and popular lover who irritates, wounds and drives you crazy. As any relationship counselor will agree, it’s just not healthy to keep these hurt feelings inside.

Now Museum of Vancouver presents Vancouver I Love You But… an evening of urban talk therapy.

Date: Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: Doors/Ranter's Lounge at 6:00pm, Performance begins at 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver
Admission: $12 early bird (before Jan 11) | $15 | $12 MOV members
Purchase: http://vancouveriloveyoubut.eventbrite.com

Whether it’s architecture, style, racism, the weather, street manners or the state of arts and culture, noted Vancouverites and regular citizens will open up and share their grievances about the most livable city in the world. The truth may hurt. Or it may make us laugh until we hurt. Either way, our travelling relationship counselor--Scottish performance artist Adrian Howells—will help us process our anger and move to a healthier relationship with the city.

Featuring rants by:

 

-Stephen Quinn: Host, CBC Radio’s On The Coast

-Sam Sullivan: Former Mayor of Vancouver and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia.


-Tami Knight: artist, mountaineer and a circus trainer.


-Watermelon: nudist, baker, comic, licorice pusher, high functioning stoner/pin up girl.


-Brandon Yan: urbanist and mega-tweeter @pre_planner. 


-Kevin Chong: author of four books, most recently the novel Beauty Plus Pity, and the memoir My Year of the Racehorse.


-Mack Flavelle: Creator of stories, software, communities and the future.

-Amber Dawn: author of Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa (2010), and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire (2009) and co-editor of With a Rough Tongue (2005).

-Jagdeep Singh Mangat: a recent returnee from Toronto where he was a practicing lawyer. Jagdeep is a social justice activist and has been active over the years intervening in issues as diverse as the rights of low wage private sector workers to gang intervention and prevention in the Lower Mainland.

...and you!

*Don't miss the Ranters' Lounge from 6-7pm, complete with cash bar, sad-face photo booth, accordion dirge by Barbara Adler and side-splitting show from our friends at Definitely Raining.

This event is inspired by Object(ing), the MOV’s exhibition of art and design work by Tobias Wong. The last piece Wong created before his death in 2010 was a riff on the LCD Sound System song, “New York I love you but you’re bringing me down.” Wong wove that message in Morse Code into the structure of a floor-to-ceiling bead pendant. The message embodied the ambivalence that so many of us feel for the cities we love.

January 17, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Built City@MOV: REINVEST with Mark Shieh & Teresa Coady

 

MOV’s second "Built City" lecture series with Architecture Canada explores the “3 Rs of City Building, and Vancouver’s Urban Evolution. This three part series invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest to make connections between community, policy & governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory andpractice.

Date: January 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
*includes admission to Object(ing): The Art & Design of Tobias Wong
*RAIC members eligible for 2 Core LUs
Register online: www.builtcityjan17.eventbrite.com

 

Part 3: REINVEST

 

The success or failure of innovation and transformation within the world's cities lies at the heart of our collective future.  In Vancouver, this task requires open-minded ways of looking at how to balance existing infrastructure, sustainability imperatives, and rapid growth.  Join Mark Shieh and Teresa Coady in Part 3 of the Built City lecture series, as we talk about opportunities and challenges in the pursuit of a Vancouver that is "green" as well as "local", a wold-class innovator in sustainable design, and draws on the local capital of our consumers, policymakers, designers, and entrepreneurs.

 

SPEAKERS:

 

Mark Shieh is the developer behind the newly renovated River Market and fast-growing business community in New Westminster. Mark is passionately curious about people and places. Starting out as a Disney Imagineer, he helped develop new theme park experiences and indulged a childhood dream to be a Disney character. Later, he was the Director of User Research at ECCO Design in New York, bringing ethnographic observation into design practice. A desire to dig deeper into city building brought Mark back to Vancouver. Mark has a BS in Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management, both from Stanford University. He is a Mayfield Fellow with Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

 

Teresa Coady is a Founding Partner of B+H BuntingCoady Architects and recognized as an innovator in sustainable and energy-efficient design. She is responsible for pioneering the Integrated Design Process, which involves the client in all aspects of design and construction. Her vision to create Living, Breathing Buildings™ is behind the firm’s development of such landmark projects as the award-winning University of British Columbia Life Sciences Centre, the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, the Vancouver Port Authority Head Office, and the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale Campus. Under Teresa’s leadership, B+H BuntingCoady Architects has won over 50 awards for design quality and building performance, including the BOMA Earth Award on 4 separate occasions. Teresa has also acted as an advisor to the British Columbia Energy Code and the National Energy Code.

 

 

January 12, 2013 / 2:00 PM
Uncovering Gold: Chinese Canadian histories through graphic novels, video games, and data visualization
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Join the MOV and CCHSBC in a special dialogue with author David H.T. Wong, Professor Henry Yu, Vancouver historian Jean Barman, to discuss the implications and contours of this increasingly visual and interactive landscape on their work as historians, artists, and storytellers. 

Date: Saturday, January 12
Time: 2:00pm
Cost: $8 | MOV Members and CCHSBC Members free
Tickets: http://uncoveringgoldjan12.eventbrite.com (members must RSVP)
Included: Light refreshments will be served. Includes admission to Object(ing): The Art & Design of Tobias Wong

The history of Chinese immigration to Vancouver is an integral part of Vancouver’s founding story, and evolution, yet is not always well understood between generations, talked about beyond academic settings, or accessible to other communities.  At the same time, new media technologies, evolving forms of historical storytelling, and digital sharing have become more commonplace,  changing the ways in which we talk about our histories.

Central to this dialogue will be a broader interactive discussion which attempts to connect these historical sightlines traced from the Chinese Canadian experience in Vancouver, to the emergent histories of Vancouver’s exponentially multicultural communities.

SPEAKERS:

Wong is author of the newly released “Escape to Gold Mountain,” the first graphic novel to tell the history of Chinese Canadians to be published in North America. 

Professor Yu is project lead for an innovative online project, “Chinese Canadian Stories: Uncommon Histories from a Common Past” (chinesecanadian.ubc.ca) a $1.7 million initiative which has created a one-stop web portal for the reinterpretation of Canadian history through the lens of Chinese Canadians, and features a set of unique, state-of-the-art set of visualizations of historical data created in partnership the Spatial History Lab at Stanford University.

Dr. Jean Barman is emerita professor in the Department of Educational Studies of the University of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  Professor Barman has written and edited numerous books about British Columbia and its Pacific coast communities, including Stanley Park’s Secret (2005) which won the 2006 City of Vancouver Book Award as best contributing to “an understanding of Vancouver’s history, its unique character & the achievements of its residents.”

 

January 03, 2013 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour w/ Pablo Griff & Viviane Gosselin

The late Tobias Wong’s work has seduced, fascinated, outraged, and inspired observers, but the artist is no longer here to explain himself. What were the conceptual origins of his work? What inspired him? What shaped him? How does his work continue to influence other creators today?

Join MOV Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, and Content Advisor Pablo Griff on a tour of the first large-scale exhibition of Tobias Wong's enchanting work.

Date:  Curator's Talk & Tours take place the first Thursday of every month.
Time: 7:00pm 
Cost: Included with Admission | MOV Members attend Free
It's a great time to become a member! More information at MOV's membership page
RSVP: http://tobiaswongjan3.eventbrite.com 
 

December 08, 2012 / 12:00 PM
Love You Forever: A (pop-up) Tattoo Spectacle

In a Vancouver first, the MOV will be transformed into a tattoo parlour, complete with an inking station, live DJ and bar during opening hours. A select number of visitors will have a chance to be inked with designs inspired by the work of Tobias Wong and others. The rest of us will watch the tattoo process live on the big screen.

Holiday bonus: A Touch of Gold (aka the "goldification-station")
Tobias Wong proved that almost every object of design can be improved upon. The same goes for holiday shopping. Bring your toys and gifts, and add a touch of gold to it! Think of it as a gold tattoo for your stocking stuffers.

This event is a collaboration between MOV and Chad Woodley/Sanitary Electric Tattoo.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Time: Noon - 5pm.

Cost: included with general admission (MOV Members, free)

Cash Bar and light refreshments will be available.

December 06, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Curator’s Talk & Tour w/ Viviane Gosselin

The late Tobias Wong’s work has seduced, fascinated, outraged and inspired observers, but the artist is no longer here to explain himself. What were the conceptual origins of his work? What inspired him? What shaped him? How does his work continue to influence other creators today?

Join MOV Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, on a tour of the first large-scale exhibition of Tobias Wong's enchanting work.

Curator's Talk & Tours take place the first Thursday of every month.


Included with Admission | MOV Members attend Free

It's a great time to become a member! More information at MOV's membership page

Call 604.736.4431 ext 0 for more information.

 

November 28, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Evolving Geographies of Immigration in Vancouver: History and Horizons

Evolving Geographies of Immigration in Vancouver: History and Horizons

The impact of immigration to Vancouver is unmistakable, and wide-reaching.  Join us for an evening of research and practice-based reflection, in connection with Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) and their celebration of 40 years of service and impact in Vancouver. 

A diverse panel of practitioners, researchers, and innovators will lead this free public dialogue on how immigration has shaped Vancouver's evolution, by presenting insights from their respective policy, empirical, and design perspectives.  A moderated Q&A and informal reception to view the ISSofBC anniversary installation located in the MOV Studio, will follow.
 

SPEAKERS:

The Impact of immigration in Vancouver Past and Present 
Geoff Meggs, a twice-elected member of the Vancouver City Council, is also an award-winning journalist, author and communications specialist whose career has combined senior leadership positions in government and the labour movement.

Refugee resettlement: how it’s changing the face of Vancouver  
Kathy Sherrell, division manager of ISSofBC’s settlement services, acquired her PhD in geography last year researching the influence of legal status and place on the settlement outcomes of refugees settling in Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Vancouver’s ethno-cultural landscape, projected to 2031   
Daniel Hiebert, Professor of Geography at UBC and Co-Director of Metropolis British Columbia which is a centre of excellence dedicated to studying immigration and diversity, has done extensive research on the integration of immigrants in Canadian cities, particularly on issues related to their participation in housing and labour markets.

Architecture as social activism   
Gregory Henriquez, a recipient of the Governor General's Medal in Architecture, is best known for the design of community-based mixed-use and social housing projects in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, including the Woodward’s redevelopment.

*Moderator/Discussant
Alden Habacon, is a diversity and inclusion specialist who is currently serving as UBC’s Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development.

*free admission | *light reception & mingling to follow

RSVP in advance: www.EvolvingGeographiesNov28.eventbrite.com

November 25, 2012 / 2:30 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Children in the City

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
NOVEMBER 25: Children in the City

Vancouver prides itself on its supernatural environment, but do children have access to these spaces? Or are they becoming an endangered species in the outdoor public realm? Do the spaces designed for children, like playgrounds, have anything to do with playing outdoors?  This talk will encourage us to consider the experience of children in the city with an eye to designing that which offers play and learning for little(r) ones.

Susan Herrington teaches in UBC's Landscape Architecture, Environmental Design, and Architecture Programs. She is a licensed landscape architect in the United States is currently the President of the Landscape Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

Date: Sunday, November 25
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm (Talk begins at 2:30pm)
*coffee/tea & light refreshments served
Admission: $12 | MOV Members and SALA Faculty and Students FREE
RSVP: http://designsundaysnov25.eventbrite.com

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV

November 2012 Theme: “The City in Bodies: Human Sense and Urban Form”

Architecture matters, but isn’t always understood beyond the academe or industry. Join us every Sunday in November at the MOV for coffee, tea, and a thematic array of talks that consider urban design, theory, and practice.

With an aim to spark participatory and accessible discussions about the role of architecture in our community and beyond, Design Sundays: SALA Speaks @MOV is an ongoing partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites SALA faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

In this (November 2012) series, faculty from SALA will present illustrated lectures on the theme of The City in Bodies.  Exploring the ideas of perception and haptic encounter, each talk will explore the role of senses in the design of spaces. In particular, these talks will examine human experience in the built environment, and invite people to think about the spaces and mindsets that link the body, our senses, and even policies, to the materiality of urban environments.

Each 40-minute talk will be followed by an interactive discussion and light refreshments.

 

November 18, 2012 / 2:30 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: In Praise of Ambiguity

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
NOVEMBER 18: In Praise of Ambiguity

A musing on the delight and durability of ambiguity in the public realm, this talk will explore the nature of perception and mis-perception (illusion) in built environments as offering qualities of experience.

Leslie Van Duzer is Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at UBC.

Date: Sunday, November 18
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm (Talk begins at 2:30pm)
*coffee/tea & light refreshments served
Admission: $12 | MOV Members & SALA Faculty and Students FREE
RSVP: http://designsundaysnov18.eventbrite.com

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @ MOV

November 2012 Theme: “The City in Bodies: Human Sense and Urban Form”
Architecture matters, but isn’t always understood beyond the academe or industry. Join us every Sunday in November at the MOV for coffee, tea, and a thematic array of talks that consider urban design, theory, and practice.

With an aim to spark participatory and accessible discussions about the role of architecture in our community and beyond, Design Sundays: SALA Speaks @MOV is an ongoing partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites SALA faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

In this (November 2012) series, faculty from SALA will present illustrated lectures on the theme of The City in Bodies.  Exploring the ideas of perception and haptic encounter, each talk will explore the role of senses in the design of spaces. In particular, these talks will examine human experience in the built environment, and invite people to think about the spaces and mindsets that link the body, our senses, and even policies, to the materiality of urban environments.

Each 40-minute talk will be followed by an interactive discussion and light refreshments.

 

November 11, 2012 / 2:30 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Hallucinating in Public

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
NOVEMBER 11 - Hallucinating in Public

This talk will consider various rhythms which can characterize the experience of cities, scales of experience based on movement types such as walking, biking and driving.  Moving back and forth between local and international examples, the talk will also include a presentation of the work of PECHET Studio where experiments of amplified and distorted phenomena seek to make city spaces refreshingly hallucinogenic.

Bill Pechet is an acclaimed designer and public artist who also teaches as Lecturer in Practice at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC.

Date: Sunday, November 11
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm (Talk begins at 2:30pm)
*coffee/tea & light refreshments served
Admission: $12 | MOV Members and SALA Faculty and Students FREE
Tickets: http://designsundaysnov11.eventbrite.com
 

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @ MOV

November 2012 Theme: “The City in Bodies: Human Sense and Urban Form”

Architecture matters, but isn’t always understood beyond the academe or industry. Join us every Sunday in November at the MOV for coffee, tea, and a thematic array of talks that consider urban design, theory, and practice.

With an aim to spark participatory and accessible discussions about the role of architecture in our community and beyond, Design Sundays: SALA Speaks @MOV is an ongoing partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites SALA faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

In this (November 2012) series, faculty from SALA will present illustrated lectures on the theme of The City in Bodies.  Exploring the ideas of perception and haptic encounter, each talk will explore the role of senses in the design of spaces. In particular, these talks will examine human experience in the built environment, and invite people to think about the spaces and mindsets that link the body, our senses, and even policies, to the materiality of urban environments.

Each 40-minute talk will be followed by an interactive discussion and light refreshments.

November 08, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Rescale w/ John Robinson & Sadhu Johnston

MOV’s 2nd annual "Built City" lecture series with Architecture Canada will explore the “3 Rs of City Building, and Vancouver’s Urban Evolution.  This three part series invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest, to make connections between community, policy & governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory and practice.

Date: November 8, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
 Admission: $12 | MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
 *includes admission to Object(ing): The Art & Design of Tobias Wong
 *RAIC members eligible for 2 Core LUs
Register online:  www.builtcitynov8.eventbrite.com

Part 2: RESCALE

Cities are the leading edge of developing and implementing transformative social change.  Vancouver is a key example of this, and as it continues to grow and innovate, its leadership has influenced and affected the scale and realm of possibility.  John and Sadhu will present insights from their past and ongoing projects, and offer their thoughts on this second "R" in the Built City lecture series.

SPEAKERS:

John Robinson is the Executive Director of The University of British Columbia Sustainability Initiative and a professor with UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography. John was a report co-author and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the Nobel Prize with Al Gore in 2007.

As Deputy City Manager, Sadhu contributes to the overall management of the City of Vancouver.  Sadhu oversees the environmental and emergency development areas within the City Manager’s Office.  Prior to moving to Vancouver, Sadhu served as Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Chief Environmental Officer where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the Chicago Climate Change Action Plan, which Scientific American referred to it as one of the world’s most comprehensive municipal climate plans.
 

November 04, 2012 / 2:30 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Vancouver - Pyramid & Labyrinth

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
NOVEMBER 4 - Pyramid & Labyrinth

City culture is signaled simultaneously in extroverted publicity bulletins - a piece in en route magazine, for instance - and in the fables of everyday life - a friend's favorite noodle house, say.  This presentation will suggest the importance of nurturing both types of experience as we construct this place called Vancouver.

Christopher Macdonald is the author of A Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver and Professor in the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Date: Sunday, November 4
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm (Talk begins at 2:30pm)
*coffee/tea & light refreshments served
Admission: $12 | MOV Members & SALA Faculty and Students FREE
RSVP: http://designsundaysnov4.eventbrite.com

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV

November 2012 Theme: "The City in Bodies: Human Sense and Urban Form"

Architecture matters, but isn’t always understood beyond the academe or industry. Join us every Sunday in November at the MOV for coffee, tea, and a thematic array of talks that consider urban design, theory, and practice.

With an aim to spark participatory and accessible discussions about the role of architecture in our community and beyond, Design Sundays: SALA Speaks @MOV is an ongoing partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites SALA faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

In this (November 2012) series, faculty from SALA will present illustrated lectures on the theme of The City in Bodies.  Exploring the ideas of perception and haptic encounter, each talk will explore the role of senses in the design of spaces. In particular, these talks will examine human experience in the built environment, and invite people to think about the spaces and mindsets that link the body, our senses, and even policies, to the materiality of urban environments.

Each 40-minute talk will be followed by an interactive discussion and light refreshments.

 

November 02, 2012 / 7:00 PM
DeFrag! Creating & Making Night

Join MOV, Collage Collage, VancouverisAwesome, and Vancvr.com for an evening of creating and making inspired in part by the interdisciplinary, playful and collaborative spirit of Tobias Wong’s work.

Date: Friday, Novem ber 2, 2012
Time: 7:00pm
Admision: $12 | $8 MOV Members & Students
Buy tickets: http://defrag.eventbrite.com/

Inspired in part by a desire to bring together Vancouver creatives who may otherwise rarely have the chance to work/play together, De-frag! will be a casual and fun evening of co-creation, cheeky collaboration, and creative encounter.

Participants will be challenged to join in two areas of design play:

  • manipulate/carve pieces of a giant polystyrene puzzle so that they create a collective whole
  • design temporary tattoos

The event is both an invitation to reflect on central ideas of the Tobias Wong Object(ing) exhibition, and a chance to play, create, or just watch and talk about the work. The process will be video recorded, and the temporary tattoo designs and giant puzzle itself will be displayed at the MOV as part of a Popup Tattoo Parlour. Beer, wine and light snacks will be served, with a live DJ.

PARTNERS: Vancouver Is Awesome, Vancvr.com and CollageCollage

 

November 01, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Curator’s Talk & Tour w/ Viviane Gosselin

The late Tobias Wong’s work has seduced, fascinated, outraged and inspired observers, but the artist is no longer here to explain himself. What were the conceptual origins of his work? What inspired him? What shaped him? How does his work continue to influence other creators today?

Join MOV Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin, on a tour of the first large-scale exhibition of Tobias Wong's enchanting work.

Curator's Talk & Tours take place the first Thursday of every month.


Included with Admission | MOV Members attend Free

It's a great time to become a member! More information at www.msueumofvancouver.ca/membership
Call 604.736.4431 ext 0 for more information. 

October 04, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Object(ing): Talk & Tour - Tobias Wong Show & Tell

The late Tobias Wong’s work has seduced, fascinated, outraged and inspired observers, but the artist is no longer here to explain himself. What were the conceptual origins of his work? What inspired him? What shaped him? How does his work continue to influence other creators today?

Through show and tell, friends, family and observers from the art and design world will reveal the enigmatic artist through his work.

Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Admission: by General admission, early RSVP recommended
RSVP: http://tobiaswongshowandtell.eventbrite.com/

 

September 28, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Interesting Vancouver 2012

Interesting Vancouver @MOV is a multi-disciplinary, creative, unexpected, and inspirational evening of ideas and locally-sourced knowledge sharing for and by Vancouverites. It is a night for creative people, and requires an open mind. There is no theme, no organizing principal save for, “Things that are Interesting”.

Date: Friday, September 28
Time: Doors and exhibition open at 6:00pm, program begins at 7:00pm.
Admission: $25 | MOV Members receive $5 off admission | Students $15, limited quantity available
Includes: Light catered reception + admission to Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong 
Also available:
Cash Bar
Purchase Your Ticket: http://interestingvancouver2012.eventbrite.com/ 

**Limited tickets available for this evening, on sale September 3, online and by telephone at 604-736-4431. We sold out in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011 so procrastinators be warned - 2012 will be another sold out event.**

The evening's aim is to impart new knowledge, things you’ve never known, or thought about. Open up parallel thinking ports. Activate parts of your brain that for even the brainiest person may have been neglected or unexplored. There will be a degree of spontaneity, unexpected moments, and learnings. It is a splendid collage of interesting ideas and passionate people.

The audience is as interesting as the speakers. It will be a mix of artists, photographers, lawyers, librarians, social marketers, micro finance specialists, university professors, accountants, visual effects artists, journalists, marketing strategists, and more. The people sitting around you will be just as interesting as those on stage. Sounds pretty interesting eh?

Be warned: Interesting Vancouver provides an extraordinary lack of career advancement opportunities. It only promises to be “Interesting.”

For 2012, we've lined up a BBQ champion, a middle aged male dancer, a coffee guru turned adoptive dad, a tech startup who spent a year on a tall ship, a tv host, a woman who rowed across the Atlantic, an entrepreneur turned advocate, and an entrepreneur changing the lives of people living and working in the downtown east side.

September 22, 2012 / 2:00 PM
*Exclusive to MOV Members* Art Deco Chic Tour with Ivan Sayers - SOLD OUT

**SOLD OUT**

Purchase your MOV Membership Online

Art Deco Chic: Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories.

Join guest curator Ivan Sayers for an intimate and in-depth tour, and hear firsthand how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, the back story on why and how the garments chosen for exhibition, and hear about how some of the most important fashion designers in the world are represented.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

**This tour is for MOV members only**

September 20, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Built City @MOV: Urban Evolution, Retold w/ Ray Spaxman and Brent Toderian

Join us for the first in our annual "Built City" lecture series, exploring the 3 Rs of Vancouver's Urban Evolution.  Former city planners Ray Spaxman and Brent Toderian will reflect on, share, and remind us of some of the key moments in Vancouver's contemporary urban design.

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 6:30pm
Admission: $12 |MOV Members Free | RAIC Members & Students $10
**includes admission to the MOV's current feature exhibition "Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong"
Get Tickets: http://builtcitysept20.eventbrite.com/ 
*Light refreshments and cash bar to follow.

SPEAKERS:

Ray Spaxman, has over 30 years of intense international planning and design experience. As a practicing architect and planner in England, city planner in Toronto and Vancouver, Ray has built his reputation for creative and innovative approaches to complex problems, and a commitment to a consultative approach. Ray has lectured internationally on planning and urban design, is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and has received several awards for his outstanding contributions to Canadian planning.

Brent Toderian is a well known practitioner and international leader in advanced urbanism, city planning and design. From 2006-2012, Brent was the Chief Planner for Vancouver, and his accomplishments included 2010 Winter Olympics related planning and design, the Greenest City Initiative, new visions for the city's viaducts, active transport, public street activation, the Cambie Corridor Plan, and leadership in the Metro Vancouver Regional Plan. Brent is the founding President for the Council for Canadian Urbanism, an advisory board member at the Urban Land Institute, and frequent international speaker, teacher, and collaborator.

*Disussant & Moderator: Joost Bakker is a principal in the prominent Vancouver architectural firm Dialog. Joost is focused on innovative urban design, mixed-use, institutional and cultural projects both at home and abroad. His passion for the public realm has always inspired the creation of meaningful and memorable public places, such as the internationally recognized Granville Island and the Governor General award for his work on Richmond City Hall with KPMB architects.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

September 20, 2012 / 10:00 AM
Opening Day - Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong

The MOV's newest special exhibition, Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong, opens to the public on Thursday, September 20!

Open Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm
Admission: General admission (Adults $12, Seniors/Students $10, Youth $8, children 4 and under free).

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We are pleased to present the first time solo exhibition of internationally acclaimed Vancouver-born artist Tobias Wong. Wong’s work defied categorization, as he engaged with a range of art processes from installations, performances, and furniture making to product and fashion design.

He was cheeky, playful, witty, and clever. He appropriated, manipulated, manufactured, mass-produced, and re-issued objects, pouring new meanings into them. Like many pioneers, his art both seduced and upset.

You'll want to see first hand why Wong is considered a forerunner of conceptual design.

August 16, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Engagement & Dialogue | Volunteer Information Session

Engagement & Dialogue | Volunteer Information Session

6:30-8PM
Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street)

Looking for a way to learn more about, investigate, and engage more deeply with people and issues in Vancouver?  Come find out more, on August 16, at our Volunteer Info evening.  MOV is recruiting dynamic volunteers to expand and deepen the reach of its Programs and Audience Engagement department.  If you like our Vision and want to be part of building community awareness of and engagement in MOV activities and initiatives, this is for you.

YOU ARE:

  • Curious, passionate, and dedicated to thinking and talking about Vancouver
  • Comfortable learning about all things MOV and talking about MOV with the public
  • Willing to commit approx. 4-6 hours a month for a minimum of 6 months
  • Interested in civic issues, design, local history, politics, culture, diversity, technology and sustainability.
  • Comfortable engaging with peers and strangers in both traditional and non-traditional activities
  • Thoughtful, respectful, and always interested in new ideas
  • Able to work effectively without direct supervision
  • Good at working within a collaborative environment
  • Willing to chip in an help with whatever needs doing

YOU WILL BE:

  • Engaging the MOV community and public with activities relating to either/both exhibition-related programs and contemporary issues-related programs.  For example, opportunities around our architectural speaker series, community storytelling nights, off-site workshops/walking tours
  • Contributing to MOV online engagement by:
    • sharing guest content and publishing summaries/interviews relating to MOV programs and exhibits
    • Sharing with our members, visitors, and local community, all things MOV
  • Extending your Eyes and Ears for:
    • Organizations and community groups with similar goals and vision
    • Opportunities to share MOV’s mandate with schools, artists
    • Ways to highlight MOV’s role in Vancouver’s progressive change, dialogue, and creative thinking sphere.
  • Ensuring that upcoming exhibits and special events at MOV are shared across diverse networks, through online (i.e. Facebook, Twitter) and in-person channels (social meetups, networking events, other cross-promotional venues!).

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Great experience working in an award-winning, dynamic and progressive Museum, with great people!
  • The chance to support & promote MOV’s Vision
  • The chance to be a part of some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative events
  • Invitations to MOV exhibition opening parties
  • Free access to MOV Galleries
  • Access to MOV special events & public programs
August 02, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour w Ivan Sayers - Art Deco Chic - SOLD OUT
*** SOLD OUT ***
 
Art Deco Chic: Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories. Join guest curator Ivan Sayers for an intimate and in-depth tour, and hear firsthand how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, the back story on why and how the garments chosen for exhibition, and hear about how some of the most important fashion designers in the world are represented.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

Included with Admission | MOV Members Free

Purchase tickets online: http://artdecochicaug2.eventbrite.com/

**We expect this Talk & Tour to sell out, please purchase your tickets in advance**

July 05, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour w Ivan Sayers - Art Deco Chic - SOLD OUT

**This event is SOLD OUT**
Art Deco Chic: Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories.

Join guest curator Ivan Sayers for an intimate and in-depth tour, and hear firsthand how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, the back story on why and how the garments chosen for exhibition, and hear about how some of the most important fashion designers in the world are represented.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

Included with Admission | MOV Members Free

Purchase tickets online: http://artdecochicjuly5.eventbrite.com/

**This event is SOLD OUT**

June 19, 2012 / 6:00 PM
Recap & Dialogue | Home: An Exploration of 3 Vancouver Communities [Jane's Walk Special]
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In support of the ongoing community planning processes at the City of Vancouver, MOV and Spacing Magazine have partnered with them in order to co-host a series of walking tours in the three areas where planning dialogues will take place: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodland.

Three concurrent walking tours were held as part of the Jane's Walk activities that place in Vancouver on Sunday, May 6. Jane's Walk are yearly, community-led walking tours that take place in neighbourhoods across the worlds in honour of the late urbanist Jane Jacobs.

This free public dialogue is an opportunity for participants, tour leaders, and neighborhood planners to reconvene and share their insights, learnings, and thoughts from their respective neighborhood walks.

The local resident and urban designer from each neighborhood - Marpole, Grandview-Woodlands, and the West End - will recap highlights from their walks, and share brief features that make that neighborhood unique.  City of Vancouver planners will be on hand to answer questions about the specific Community Plan and provide more details about the ongoing process.

6:00PM - Welcome/Interactive Warmup "Jane's Game"
6:30PM - Introductions, Neighborhood Recaps
7:30PM - Discussion
8:15PM - Wrapup & Mingling

*cash bar and reception to follow

RSVP online: http://exploringhomevancouver.eventbrite.com/

June 15, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Is This Vancouver? Reflections on the 2011 Hockey Riot Boards
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The Stanley Cup Riots of June 15, 2011 were a pivotal moment in Vancouver’s civic history.   

A year later, we invite Vancouverites to join us in dialogue with Vancouver playwright Kevin Loring, City Councillor Andrea Reimer, and Vancouver photographer Maurice Li, in this multi-faceted  examination of how the Riots altered our collective conscience, spurred new civic conversations, and changed how Vancouverites see themselves and each other.  That is, we invite you to pause, reflect, and share in a discussion that asks: “Is this Vancouver?”

This roundtable will include a visual street-view storytelling of events by Maurice Li, excerpts from “The Thin Veneer” a play written as Loring’s response to the riots, and policy insights from Councillor Reimer.  A moderated Q&A and closer look at selected boards installed in the MOV Studio will follow.

Date: Friday, June 15
Doors: 6:00pm
Roundtable/Dialogue: 6:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation $5-10 sliding scale | MOV Members free
RSVP online: http://riotreflections.eventbrite.com

About the panelists:

Kevin Loring is the recipient of the 2009 Governor General’s Award in Drama. "The Thin Veneer" is Loring's response to the 2011 Stanley Cup riot. This profoundly beautiful play investigates who we are as Vancouverites.

Andrea Reimer was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2008. Her appointments include Chair, Standing Committee on Planning and Environment; Greenest City Action Team; Vancouver Economic Development Commission. Andrea is a fourth generation British Columbian who lives right across from her father’s family home at Trout Lake on Vancouver’s east side.

Maurice Li is a Vancouver-based photographer and visual storyteller.  Maurice’s work is informed by his passion for commercial, documentary, and fine art work that focuses on the urban form, cultural narrative, and experiential travel.

June 08, 2012 / 8:00 PM
Dapper & Flapper Formal

One Night Only at the Museum:
... The Museum of Vancouver transforms into a hotsy-totsy musical raz-taz juice joint on Friday, June 8, 2012. Gather at the MOV to toast the Art Deco style of the inter-war period over a round (or two) of special juice and 20’s clickety clack dance attacks – with some very special Vancouver musician-dancers that have time travelled to take us to the year 1925 for one special evening of juking and jiving.

Doors: 8:00pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Price: Early bird $15 | MOV Members and Students $12 | At the door $17
* Includes entry into Art Deco Chic

FEATURING:
Maria In The Shower (2 sets)

Myrtle Family Band (2 sets)
(feat. members of DFC and The Creaking Planks)

Kat single-Dain w/ Members of Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (Charleston Specialists)

W/ Special Guest: Martin and His Tatterdemalions

BUY TICKETS ONLINE:
http://dapperflapper.eventbrite.com/

PARTNERS
Jonathan Dy Photography
Transofrmation Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 07, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour w Ivan Sayers - Art Deco Chic - SOLD OUT

Art Deco Chic: Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers

***SOLD OUT***

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories. Join guest curator Ivan Sayers for an intimate and in-depth tour, and hear firsthand how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, the back story on why and how the garments chosen for exhibition, and hear about how some of the most important fashion designers in the world are represented.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

Included with Admission | MOV Members Free

Purchase tickets online: http://artdecochicjune7.eventbrite.com/

**We expect this Talk & Tour to sell out, please purchase your tickets in advance**

 
June 02, 2012 / 11:00 AM
Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Swap-O-Rama-Rama!

Date: Saturday June 2,  2012
Time: 11 am - 4pm
Cost: $6 at the door, plus a bag of clean clothes to swap.
(leave with all the clothes that you can carry!)
*Swappers receive 2 for 1 admission to Art Deco Chic
www.museumofvancouver.ca
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Join the Museum of Vancouver for this year’s Swap-O-Rama-Rama – a massive clothing swap in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. Learn about and celebrate in the communal process of reuse and collective creativity!

The core of the swap is the gigantic pile of free clothing sorted into categories such as pants, skirts, shirts, shoes etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes, so start cleaning your closets! Take as little or as much as you like! All remainders will go to local charities.

++What to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama?++
Clean, gently-used clothes and accessories: jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, wallets and hats. Children and men’s clothing are welcome.

++What not to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama++
Books, make up, home décor, furniture, lingerie/underwear, dirty clothing or anything that you cannot wear. *Please note, this year we are NOT accepting craft supplies.

http://swapvancouver.tumblr.com/

May 30, 2012 / 6:00 PM
Annual General Meeting & Art Deco Chic tour w Ivan Sayers - Members Only

The Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Museum Society will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC at 6:00 pm.

Nominations for elected directors shall be made prior to the annual general meeting by any two members of the Society, in writing, signed by such members, and delivered to the Secretary of the Society at least 30 days prior to the meeting, accompanied by the written consent of each nominee. In order to do so, please forward any such nominations in PDF format to Nancy Noble at nnoble@musuemofvancouver.ca or by mail or courier to the address below by April 30, 2012.

A tour of Art Deco Chic by co-curator Ivan Sayers will follow the meeting. Members Only.

May 24, 2012 / 6:00 PM
Vintage Voltage: MOV Youth Council 2012 Showcase
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Join this year's MOV Youth Council as they unveil their multimedia projects and celebrate the conclusion of their 8 week "Inside the MOV" Youth Council experience!

An evening of celebrating Youth Creativity in Vancouver, the program will feature live music, a curator's tour of the Neon/Ugly Vancouver exhibition, an Art station, food, and a screening of youth-made films.

Event is free, but requires RSVP to gmilne@museumofvancouver.ca
 

May 12, 2012 / 2:00 PM
High Tea @ MOV - SOLD OUT
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*** SOLD OUT ***

Raise your tea cup to an afternoon of delicious fun this Mother's Day weekend and bring your mom, grandma, or your friends to the museum for our very first High Tea @ MOV - a fundraising event for MOV!

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with an exciting variety of freshly brewed tea, accompanied by sit-down prepared assortment of petite tea sandwiches and cakes to savor.

Guests are invited to explore the art deco chic exhibition with an MOV tour guide; participate in tea demonstrations and learn a little more about some of the exotic teas of the world; try your luck with the silent auction items!

Date:             Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time:            2:00pm-5:00pm
Location:     Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street [Directions]
Price:           Tickets are SOLD OUT

 

 

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May 06, 2012 / 10:30 AM
Home: An Exploration of 3 Vancouver Communities [Jane's Walk Special]
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In support of the upcoming community planning processes that are set to launch in May 2012 with the City of Vancouver, MOV is partnering with them as well as Spacing Magazine to co-host a series of walking tours in the three areas where planning dialogues will take place: Marpole, the West End and Grandview-Woodland.

Three concurrent walking tours will be held as part of the Jane's Walk activities taking place in Vancouver on Sunday, May 6 (10:30am). Jane's Walk are yearly, community-led walking tours that take place in neighbourhoods across the worlds in honour of the late urbanist Jane Jacobs.

Each walk and neighborhood will feature a local resident, paired with a local urban designer, and they explore the features that make that neighborhood unique.  A City of Vancouver planner will be on hand to answer questions about the specific Community Plan and discuss opportunities to get involved. 

For more information on how to sign up and participate, or about other walks taking place in Vancouver, please visit http://janeswalk.net/

or email  hcho [at ] museumofvancouver.ca

**NO PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  However, please check each tour page for meeting place and time.  Each of these three special tours will depart from their designated meeting spots at 10:30AM.

Tour Leaders:

Grandview-Woodland: Join local resident Dan Freeman and urban designer Marta Farevaag to explore what makes this neighborhood unique.
**MEETING PLACE: Britannia Community Centre, just outside the library (1661 Napier St)

Marpole: Join local resident Jo-Anne Pringle and urban designer Margot Long as they explore the features that makes this neighborhood unique. 
**MEETING PLACE: Marpole Oakridge Community Centre (990 59 Avenue West)

West End: Join local resident Christine Ackermann and architect Graham McGarva to explore what makes this neighborhood unique.
**MEETING PLACE: West End Community Centre (870 Denman Street)

Spacing Vancouver is an online magazine that focuses on Metro Vancouver’s urban landscape.

 

May 03, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Art Deco Chic

Art Deco Chic: Talk & Tour with Joan Seidl

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories.

Joan Seidl, Director of Collections, will share her insights into how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, and share some of the details of  why and how the garments and accessories on display, were selected for this exhibition.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

Included with Admission | MOV Members Free

April 19, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Behind the Mirror: Stanley Kwok in Conversation with Trevor Boddy

Go behind-the-scenes of the planning behind the development of False Creek North and the Dubai Marina in this talk with Stanley Kowk, architect/developer, facilitated by Trevor Boddy, architecture critic and curator. Discover how Vancouver has been situated in the nexus of emerging global geographies and new forms of urban living.

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Stanley Kwok was President of BC Place Corporation from 1983-1987 where he oversaw the management of BC Place Stadium. Later, he was instrumental in developing two significant master plans: the 160 acre, $3 Billion Concord Pacific Place along False Creek on the former Expo '86 grounds, and the 1,000 acre waterfront development for Emaar Properties known as the Dubai Marina. 

Trevor Boddy has written on architecture and cities for the Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times, Georgia Straight, Architectural Review, Architectural Record and global design magazines published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Arabic. Boddy lectures globally on contemporary design and city-building, and his art criticism has appeared in Canadian Art and Vanguard magazines plus numerous exhibition catalogues.

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This presentation is part of The Maraya Project, which focuses on the urban innovations that have become the cornerstone of new and rising economies, as it invites participants to reflect on their involvement in the creation of a new 21st century city.  Maraya Project: The Seawalls of Vancouver and Dubai, is on view at the Museum of Vancouver between February 29 - May 20, 2012.

Doors: 6:30PM
Talk begins: 7:00PM
Reception to follow, with cash bar and light refreshments.

Tickets: $15 | MOV Members, Students & RAIC* Members $10 *please bring ID
*eligible for 2 Core LUs
Advance tickets online: http://behindmaraya.eventbrite.com/

 

April 05, 2012 / 7:00 PM
*SOLD OUT* Art Deco Chic: Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers | Design Challenge Q+A

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT***

Ivan's next Talk and Tour is on June 7th at 7pm. Advanced tickets on Eventbrite - coming soon.
Ivan is also going to be giving a tour at the MOV AGM on May 30 – MEMBERS ONLY.

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Art Deco Chic: Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers

***We encourage you to book your tickets in advance as the tour has limited capacity.***

You may not think it to look at them, but the dresses in the Art Deco Chic come with a wealth of stories. Join guest curator Ivan Sayers for an intimate and in-depth tour, and hear firsthand how the clothing of the 1920s and 1930s differed wildly from previous fashions, the back story on why and how the garments chosen for exhibition, and hear about how some of the most important fashion designers in the world are represented.

***April’s Talk and Tour will include a special session on garment construction, delving into an in-depth exploration of sewing techniques and patterns.  This will complement the Q+A session about the Art Deco Chic Design Challenge, following Ivan's talk/tour.

The garments and accessories on display come from the private collections of Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, as well as from the MOV and other’s collections.

LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE FOR THIS MONTHS CURATORS TALK AND TOUR.

March 30, 2012 / 7:30 PM
Songs of the False Creek Flats: Reflections, with Veda Hille & Annabel Vaughan

Doors at 6:30PM
Performance at 7:30PM
*music and reception to follow

MOV Members $15 | General Admission $17 | Student rate $10 (*with valid ID)

Limited Advance Tickets available online: http://falsecreeksongs.eventbrite.com/

Explore geographic areas included in the Maraya project in this intimate performance of an original song cycle by local folk musician and city singer Veda Hille, accompanied by a visual narrative by Annabel Vaughan (intern architect and city thinker). The work and performance animate a vast area of the city that currently lies dormant — The False Creek Flats.

Veda and Annabel have been looking into the history and mythology of False Creek with the aim of presenting a fresh look at the area in music, talk, and pictures. Audience members will also be given a hand-drawn artist map in order to take themselves on a local walk after the show, at their leisure.

Songs of the False Creek Flats offers a natural complement to the MOV Studio exhibition, Maraya, where visitors are invited to view the remarkable similarities between Vancouver's False Creek and Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Learn more about the Maraya Project., which opens Feb. 29 at the MOV.

 

March 25, 2012 / 2:00 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays, with Patrick Mooney & Patrick Condon

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
"City Systems"

Register Online: http://movdesignsundays4.eventbrite.com/

Addressing the notion of "city systems", Patrick Mooney's talk will highlight the importance of natural capital in our urban region, while Patrick Condon shares his thinking about the future of a "streetcar city".

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV
SALA SPEAKS @MOV is a 4-part series presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites their faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

The series features thematic pairings that evolve from week to week including technology, constructing, parts to wholes, and city systems. Join us in this month-long series of “master classes” and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the cultural impact of architectural thinking and practice in Vancouver, as well as their civic implications and applications.

Talk included with regular MOV admission | UBC SALA students & MOV Members, free. *Please bring ID

Architecture Canada/RAIC members $10 *eligible for 2 Core Credits

March 18, 2012 / 2:00 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays, with Blair Satterfield & Joe Dahmen

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Architecture Sundays
"From Parts to Wholes"

Register Online: http://movdesignsundays3.eventbrite.com/

Blair Satterfield addresses the theme "From Parts to Wholes" in his talk "Upstream and Downstream". In it, he will share thoughts on expanding the boundaries of architectural practice and discourse. Joe Dahmen will follow with the his presentation:  "Low quality / High volume: structural operations in earth economy".

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV
SALA SPEAKS @MOV is a 4-part series presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites their faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

The series features thematic pairings that evolve from week to week including technology, constructing, parts to wholes, and city systems. Join us in this month-long series of “master classes” and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the cultural impact of architectural thinking and practice in Vancouver, as well as their civic implications and applications.

Talk included with regular MOV admission | UBC SALA students & MOV Members, free. *Please bring ID

Architecture Canada/RAIC members $10 *eligible for 2 Core Credits

March 15, 2012 / 5:30 PM
Maker Faire Vancouver: Maker Meet/Show & Tell
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A celebration of locally-based learning, creation, and knowledge sharing, Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is excited to partner with MOV for VMMF's inaugural fundraiser and Show & Tell on March 15.
 

With Maker Faire 2012 just around the corner this summer, join us for a fun-filled evening of demos, exhibitor Q+A, food, fun, show and tell, and of course, beer. This event is an opportunity to meet with Makers who exhibited in 2011, ask questions, check out their work, and if you're interested, learn how to apply to become a Maker in 2012.  If you have something portable that you make, don't hesitate to bring it along!
 

Admission is by donation (suggested $10-15), with none turned away for lack of funds.  Your donation supports Mini Maker Faire Vancouver, and includes admission to MOV's amazing feature exhibitions, Art Deco Chic & Neon/Ugly Vancouver!

Doors open at 5:30PM
Featuring a Theremin performance by the Vancouver Experimental Theremin Orchestra {Photo} at 8:00PM
Door Prizes and Silent Auction

*what is Maker Faire (video)

Some Featured Exhibitors:

The Blipitron 3 000

Rachel Ashe's Altered books

Legion of Flying Monkeys' - Hand carved wooden instruments
mightyugly

ONLINE REGISTRATION: http://makerfairevanmov.eventbrite.com/

March 11, 2012 / 2:00 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays, with Matthew Soules & Inge Roecker

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
"Constructing"

Register Online: http://movdesignsundays2.eventbrite.com/

Tackling the notion of "constructing", Matthew Soules will talk about micro-Infrastructures and residences, and share thoughts on public protest. Inge Roecker's presentation will share creative notions around the theme, through a consideration of ‘urban acupuncture’ for Vancouver’s Chinatown.

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV
SALA SPEAKS @MOV is a 4-part series presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites their faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

The series features thematic pairings that evolve from week to week including technology, constructing, parts to wholes, and city systems. Join us in this month-long series of “master classes” and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the cultural impact of architectural thinking and practice in Vancouver, as well as their civic implications and applications.

Talk included with regular MOV admission | UBC SALA students & MOV Members, free. *Please bring ID

Architecture Canada/RAIC members $10 *eligible for 2 Core Credits

March 08, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Networked Urban Flows: Maraya = Reflection

Networked Urban Flows: Maraya = Reflection

Join the researchers and artists of the Maraya Project for an in-depth discussion of the inspiration, challenges, and aspirations that gave rise to their innovative media art installation. Taking its name from the Arabic word m’raya, meaning mirror, reflection, or mirage, Maraya uses network technology to create visual and conceptual links between Vancouver’s False Creek and the Dubai Marina.

Maraya explores the nexus of an emerging global geography and new forms of urban living. Taking its cue from the glass and steel residential towers that line the upscale urban waterfronts of Emaar’s Dubai Marina and Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, this project focuses on the urban innovations that have become the cornerstone of new and rising economies, and it invites participants to reflect on their involvement in the creation of a new 21st century city.

Led by M. Simon Levin, Glen Lowry and Henry Tsang, Maraya’s creative team draws on expertise from artists, educators, scientists, theorists, urban planners and architects to provide unique opportunities for urbanites to share experiences and develop meaningful dialogue and cultural exchange around questions of global development and mobility. This dialogue-based project sets out a model for how cutting-edge technology combined with cutting-edge public art might come together to promote international, intercultural exchange.

Support to date includes the Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Emily Carr University, British Columbia Arts Council, Banff New Media Institute, and the City of Vancouver. Project partners include Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A), Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada Interactive Fund. The Maraya Project is on view in the MOV Studio from February 29 through May 20, 2012.

$12 includes admission to feature exhibitions Art Deco Chic & Neon/Ugly Vancouver

Members Free | *doors open 6:00pm, talk at 6:30pm. Reception to follow.

March 07, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Art Deco Chic Opening Night
Be among the first to see the more than 60 garments on display in this look at art deco fashion from the 1920s and 1930s. Come see what the well-to-do wore between the wars. Meet the curators, preview the exhibition, learn the Charleston, and mingle among the community of the curious.
 
Schedule:
 
6:30pm Doors open (please allow time for paid parking and admission)
7:15pm Remarks
8:00pm Mingling and exhibition exploration
10:00pm Closing
Suggested Dress: Fashion inspired by the 20s and 30s.
 
Cost: $15
Only 100 tickets available, purchase online at http://artdecochic.eventbrite.com/
 
MOV Members Attend Free
Members and 1 guest attend for free ($30 value). It's a great time to become a member! More information at: http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/programs/membership
March 04, 2012 / 2:00 PM
SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays, with Annalisa Meyboom & Oliver Neumann

SALA SPEAKS @MOV: Design Sundays
"Technology"

Register Online: http://movdesignsundays1.eventbrite.com/

Addressing the theme of "technology", Annalisa Meyboom's presentation will consider the emergence of revolutionary technologies and its impact on infrastructures of the future/city. Oliver Neumann will discuss computer-controlled fabrication as generators for new ways to think and build. 

ABOUT SALA SPEAKS @MOV
SALA SPEAKS @MOV is a 4-part series presented in partnership with the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia, that invites their faculty to speak to the wider issues, inspirations, and challenges that configure their research, practice, and teaching here in Vancouver.

The series features thematic pairings that evolve from week to week including technology, constructing, parts to wholes, and city systems. Join us in this month-long series of “master classes” and engage in thoughtful dialogue on the cultural impact of architectural thinking and practice in Vancouver, as well as their civic implications and applications.

Talk included with regular MOV admission | UBC SALA students & MOV Members, free. *Please bring ID

Architecture Canada/RAIC members $10 *eligible for 2 Core Credits/LUs
 

March 01, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living?  Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty?

Joan Seidl, Director of Collections and curator of Neon Vancouver, will delve into this question an more, in this in-depth talk and tour.  Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.

Included with Admission | MOV Members free.

February 28, 2012 / 5:30 PM
From Here to There (Part Two): Food, Energy and Transitioning to Community Resiliency
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From Here to There (Part Two): Food, Energy and Transitioning to Community Resiliency

What is the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies?

In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, the MOV is pleased to host an interactive public dialogue and presentations from local innovators, authors, and practitioners that encourages people to think about the local circumstances and possibilities for change here in Vancouver.

Outcomes and key learnings from the first community visioning event held at the MOV on December 7, 2011 will be presented. Following this, a panel discussion with Herb Barbolet, Lena Soots, Hannah Whitman, Ross Moster, Brent Mansfield, and Dawn Morrison, will consider some key strategic planning considerations and possibilities for transitioning toward community-based food resiliency.

Join us as we convene this critical dialogue across disparate sectors, neighborhoods, and areas of practice. We will set out to collaboratively understand and articulate a vision for a “powered-down, resilient, re-localized future”, as well as outline practical steps and actions for getting there.

Key community organizations involved in ongoing community food projects and a cross-sector of interested individuals will come together to co-create this vision and share their knowledge, resources and inspiration to further initiatives and focus on the strategies of the FED-AP.

Join us for this key dialogue around this vital conversation around local food and energy futures, participate in the conversation, and find opportunities for action, with some of Vancouver's most dedicated change agents, policy influencers, related organizations, students, and all individuals interested in food activism and community building.

Online Registration: http://fromheretothere2.eventbrite.com

The evening is by donation, with proceeds supporting MOV and future public dialogues.

Registration/Doors at 5:30PM
Presentations and Dialogue begins at 6:00PM
Refreshments and mingling to follow.

February 02, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living?  Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty?

Joan Seidl, Director of Collections and curator of Neon Vancouver, will delve into this question an more, in this in-depth talk and tour.  Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.

Included with Admission | MOV Members free.

January 19, 2012 / 6:30 PM
Built City @MOV Lecture Series: Nature, Urban Space & Biomimicry.

Nature, Urban Space & Biomimicry

Doors at 6:30PM
Talk at 7PM
*reception to follow

MOV Members Free | 2 core credits for RAIC | Student rate $8 *with Valid ID.

REGISTRATION: http://builtcity3.eventbrite.com

Join us for the third and final lecture in the BuiltCity@MOV series, as we explore the possibilities of how nature can inspire resilient, sustainable, and creative urban environments.  That is, examining Nature as the most innovative, imaginative, and locally attuned source of inspiration in architecture, engineering, and integrative resilience.

Special guest speaker Thomas Knittel from HOK New York will look at how integrated design is charting new territory through FIT©, a methodology incorporating biomimicry, ecological performance standards and the triple bottom line. Knittel's case studies will demonstrate how social, economic and environmental concerns are mapped at urban and building scale examples, and biomimicry has informed the design and decision-making process.

Dr. Faisal Moola, Science Director at the David Suzuki Foundation, will offer his perspective on the science of biomimicry, with a focus on how these innovations and new ways of conceptualizing our built environments, applies to the Vancouver context.

Leading an interactive Q+A will be Professor Ray Cole, from the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA).

Thomas Knittel
As a Vice President in HOK’s Seattle studio and former design principal and strategic director of sustainable design in HOK’s New York studio, Thomas is passionately committed to sustainable architecture.  His international projects include an academic teaching facility for the LEED Platinum KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science + Technology) in Saudi Arabia, the Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pennsylvania and a mixed-use center in Wuhan, China. He has successfully applied biomimicry at the Largo Da Batata Commercial Center in São Paulo, Brazil.

Thomas has received over 29 design excellence awards, and holds a Master in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Dr. Faisal Moola
Dr. Moola is the Director of Science and Terrestrial Conservation with the David Suzuki Foundation and an adjunct professor of Forestry at the University of Toronto. Faisal is a practicing scientist and has published widely in scientific journals on ecology, conservation biology, and environmental policy.

Professor Ray Cole
Ray Cole is co-founder of the Green Building Challenge and has been teaching environmental issues in building design at UBC's Architecture program for the past thirty years. Professor Cole has received numerous distinctions in this field, and holds the UBC designation of Distinguished University Scholar.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

$12 includes admission to the MOV's current feature exhibition Neon/Ugly Vancouver

MOV Members Free | 2 core credits for RAIC | Student rate $8 *with Valid ID.

 

 

 

 

 

January 05, 2012 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living?  Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty?

Joan Seidl, Director of Collections and curator of Neon Vancouver, will delve into this question an more, in this in-depth talk and tour.  Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.

Included with Admission | MOV Members free.

December 07, 2011 / 5:00 PM
From Here to There: Food, Energy, and Resilient Communities

Register ONLINE: http://fromheretothere.eventbrite.com/

In partnership with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and Village Vancouver Transition Society, MOV is hosting a public dialogue in order to support the development of a Vancouver Food Energy Descent Action Plan (FED-AP) to address Community Food Resiliency.  Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 for a community visioning event that encourages people to think about the future of food in Vancouver, especially as cheap energy sources peak and climate change intensifies.

An Energy Descent Action Plan is a visioning process that outlines steps to help move us from being a high energy to low energy use region.  Specifically, it sets out to collaboratively articulate a vision for a “powered-down, resilient, re-localized future”, as well as outline practical steps and actions for getting there.  The plan is meant to be a user-friendly, inclusive and practical document for both local government and the community.

Key community organizations involved in ongoing community food projects and a cross-sector of interested individuals will come together to co-create this vision and share their knowledge, resources and inspiration to further initiatives and focus on the strategies of the FEDAP.

Targeted at students, change and policy makers, related organizations, students, and all individuals interested in Food activism and community building, the event will run on December 7th from 5:00 to 7:30 PM with light refreshments available.  Doors open at 4:30PM.

The evening is by donation, with advance registration encouraged.

Register ONLINE: http://fromheretothere.eventbrite.com/

 

December 03, 2011 / 10:01 AM
Winter Wander in Vanier Park
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Visit Vanier Park on Saturday, December 3 and meet the residents! On this day, from 10am-5pm all six Vanier Park institutions will throw the doors open for a combined rate of $5 per adult, with children 16 and under welcome to come for free.

Visit:

The Museum of Vancouver
The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
The Vancouver Maritime Museum
The Vancouver Academy of Music
The City of Vancouver Archives
And say hello to the folks from Bard on the Beach, who will be in the lobby fo the MOV!

“Before it became Vanier Park, this area was first a First Nations fishing village, then a Royal Canadian Air Force station,” explains Simon Robinson, Executive Director of the Maritime Museum. “We are fortunate that the Vancouver Parks Board started managing the land in 1966 thereby allowing the space to become public park land and a cultural hub. It's quite unique, but sometimes overlooked as a great destination. Today it’s a place where Vancouverite’s can spend the day enjoying the beauty of the park, visiting museums, taking in a play, learning music, or discovering Vancouver’s history.”

Winter Wanderers will also be able to enjoy food from visiting food trucks, performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students, and have an opportunity to win memberships to the three participating museums.

December 01, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

Neon was one highly visible sign of Vancouver’s transition from a sleepy west coast port into a striving, happening city. Neon became a lightening rod for critics of change, and at the same time, became the focus of a civic conversation about values in Vancouver.

Explore these topics in depth with Joan Seidl, Director of Collections at MOV and curator of Neon Vancouver, during an in-depth talk and tour of the exhibit.  Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.

Included with Admission | MOV Members free.

November 24, 2011 / 6:30 PM
Remembering Our Chinatowns: A Trio of Readings and Book Launch
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Join us for an evening of remembrance and intercultural dialogue as we welcome three talented authors - Rebeca Lau, Chad Reimer, and Larry Wong - in their joint book launch amd reading.

Book Titles:
Larry Wong: Dim Sum Stories
Chad Reimer: Chilliwack’s Chinatowns, A History
Rebeca Lau: Mami

Co-presented by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia (CCHSBC) and Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies at the University of British Columbia (INSTRCC), the evening will feature readings from each of the authors, followed by an interactive discussion and Q+A.

Light refreshments and reception will follow.

About the Authors

Rebeca Lau

Rebeca Lau was born in Tapachula, Chiapas, growing up in a closely knit Chinese family in Mexico.  After leaving Mexico Rebeca finished high school in Delaware, and graduated from university in Las Vegas.  Rebeca joined her parents when they moved to Vancouver and currently she works at the University of British Columbia.  Mami is Rebeca’s first book and recounts the story of her maternal grandmother.

http://www.rebecalau.com/

Chad Reimer

Chad Reimer has a Ph.D. in history from York University and he works as an independent scholar and author in Chilliwack.  His newest book is entitled  Chilliwack’s Chinatowns, A History.  This book is an historian’s recounting of the stories of Chilliwack’s early Chinatowns and the historical characters who populated it.

Larry Wong

Larry was born in Chinatown and in his Dim Sum Stories, writes fondly of his family and childhood friends.  His stories also appeared in Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian and Aboriginal Potluck.  Larry is a past-president of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC and he keeps a blog entitled, Ask Larry, at www.cchsbc.ca.

Doors Open at 6PM | Reading at 7PM | Admission to Bhangra.me and Neon until 8PM.

General Admission Rates Apply | Free for Members of MOV and CCHSBC
rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

November 17, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV Lecture Series: Revitalizing Wood Architecture

Revitalizing Wood Architecture: Constructive Environmentalism

RSVP online

In the 2nd BuiltCity Talks@MOV, Jim Taggart and Michael Green will share their provocative and progressive argument that by revitalizing our wood building tradition, we can create new synergies between the natural and built worlds, distribute both social and economic benefits, and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.  Following their presentation, Taggart and Green will be joined by Oliver Neumann for an interactive Q+A.

This talk will focus on how Canadians live on the edge of the largest forests on earth. A precious part of our natural and cultural heritage, these forests also represent one of the greatest carbon sinks on the planet. Each tree is a beautiful part of the answer to climate change, and yet we are only beginning to ask of its potential.

Each time we choose to build in wood we are part of a critically important chain of responsibility that will see the elegance of the living tree through to a new life in a building. This presentation provides a vital context within which we can better understand and examine the exciting future potential of wood as a building material.

Jim Taggart is editor of Sustainable Architecture and building Magazine (SABMag) and the author of ‘Toward a Culture of wood Architecture’

Michael Green is a founding principal at Vancouver’s award-winning McFarlane Green Biggar Architecture + Design (mgb). Michael believes in championing the shift to new ways of building in ways that complement the intersection of man’s greatest building challenges.

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA). His research and teaching projects explore contemporary fabrication technologies, mass-customization processes, and their implications for ecological design concepts, design methodology, and construction.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

$12 includes admission to the MOV's current feature exhibition Neon/Ugly Vancouver

Members Free | Tickets and RSVP online at http://builtcity.eventbrite.com/

*doors open 6:00pm, reception with cash bar to follow.

 

November 03, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver

Did Vancouver’s flashing neon signs signal glamour, excitement and big city living?  Or was neon part of a tawdry display that disfigured Vancouver’s natural beauty?

Joan Seidl, Director of Collections and curator of Neon Vancouver, will delve into this question an more, in this in-depth talk and tour.  Learn more about the history of the signs in the exhibit, Vancouver’s evolving hate/love relationship with neon, and how MOV came to hold a significant neon collection.

Included with Admission | MOV Members free.

October 22, 2011 / 10:00 AM
Not "Just" Bhangra!
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Calling all Bhangra fans!

Join MOV and VIBC for a full day of family-friendly fun in the groundbreaking Bhangra.me feature exhibition.

Starting at 10am, this special all-day program is bursting with opportunities to experience Not "Just" Bhangra, but the food, people, and ideas that bring it all to life.

Choose from activites including: live performances, hands-on workshops teaching various levels of dance, drumming (dhol and tumbi), a special spoken word (Boliyan) "throwdown", storytelling, roundtable discussions on “Gender and Bhangra”, “Future Bhangra”, "Professionalizing Bhangra".

Great for the whole family, this multi-generational special event will also feature a Special Senior's Lounge, Photobooth, and guided mini-tours of Bhangra.me!

Lunch is included with admission, and will be provided by Sutra Vancouver

$17 individual / $55 family / $12 Students & Seniors / MOV Members $15

*group rates available, inquire via: rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

Online ticketing: http://notjustbhangra.eventbrite.com
 

October 14, 2011 / 6:00 PM
Interesting Vancouver @MOV

Interesting Vancouver @MOV

The Museum of Vancouver is delighted to invite the fine folks from Interesting Vancouver to bring their 4th annual evening of interestingness to Kitsilano, for what promises to be a truly multi-disciplinary, creative, unexpected, and inspirational evening of ideas and locally-sourced knowledge sharing for and by Vancouverites. 

Interesting Vancouver @MOV is for creative people, and requires an open mind.

There is no theme, no organizing principal save for, “Things that are Interesting”.

The evening's aim is to impart new knowledge, things you’ve never known, or thought about. Open up parallel thinking ports. Activate parts of your brain that for even the brainiest person may have been neglected or unexplored. There will be a degree of spontaneity, unexpected moments, and learnings. It is a splendid collage of interesting ideas and passionate people.

The audience is as interesting as the speakers. It will be a mix of artists, photographers, lawyers, librarians, social marketers, micro finance specialists, university professors, accountants, visual effects artists, journalists, marketing strategists, and more. The people sitting around you will be just as interesting as those on stage.

Sounds pretty interesting eh?

Be warned: Interesting Vancouver provides an extraordinary lack of career advancement opportunities.

It only promises to be “Interesting.”

a sneak peek at some of the topics and speakers:

Dave Shea - Beer and homebrewing

Todd Sieling - The urban mythology surrounding shoes strung up on telephone wires

Jonathan Vaughn - Tattoos

Chris Neary - Going from respected profession to drug runner to police custody

Glenne Campbell - Building her own plane and flying it around Canada

Steven Abbott - what does it mean to be a good parent

We hope to see you October 14 @MOV.  Limited tickets available for this evening, on sale October 3, online and by telephone at 604-736-4431.

$25 includes drink ticket + admission to Neon/Ugly Vancouver | MOV Members receive $5 off admission | Students $15, limited quantity available.

Doors and exhibition open at 6PM, program begins at 7PM.  Intermission and reception to follow.

Cash Bar | Light catered reception
 

October 06, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour - Bhangra.me, Collaboration, and Culture

Bhangra.me Curator Talk & Tour

You've seen the dance and listened to the music. Now join the conversation.

Join MOV's Curator of Contemporary Issues, Viviane Gosselin and guest curator Naveen Girn, for an intimate and interactive guided tour of Bhangra.me, a special exhibition produced in collaboration with Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC), which chronicles Bhangra music, dance, and politics in Vancouver.

This tour and discussion will highlight on the innovative curatorial collaboration and process of cultural dialogue that comprises the core of this unique production.

Don't miss out on this final Talk & Tour for Bhangra.me!

7PM start.
Admission Free for Members | Included with Admission to Bhangra.me

September 29, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV Lecture Series: Reshaping Local Public Spheres

Reshaping Local Public Spheres: Two Living Building Challenge Case Studies

The Living Building Challenge is a sustainability-focused movement that has swept North America. There are now more than sixty projects in process from coast to coast pursuing certification under this vigorous performance standard and interest continues to rise. This talk will investigate and share some local experiences and wisdom on the topics that underpin and motivate the green building industry, and contemplate its civic and everyday implications.

This first lecture in the Built City@MOV series will look at two buildings - UniverCity Childcare Facility and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Facility Renewal - striving for a very high level of sustainable design.  Vancouver architects Karen Marler, and Jim Huffman will share their experiences with the Living Building Challenge, one of the leading building design frameworks available today. These two innovative projects will help redefine sustainable buildings for our region.  Moderated by Michel Labrie, the talk will conclude with an open discussion addressing the technical challenges of meeting the Living Building Challenge standards, as well as the public impact and understanding of the long-term civic implications of these initiatives.

The Built City Architectural Speaker Series with The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)

$12 includes admission to Bhangra.me exhibition
Members Free | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

*doors open 6:00pm, reception with cash bar to follow.

 

September 22, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Bhangra Unleashed: UBC Girlz Dancestravaganza!

See bhangra at its finest with this exciting performance by the UBC Girlz, a dynamic, high energy South Asian folk dance group that revolutionized the art form in Vancouver and beyond.

UBC Girlz is the first all-female bhangra team to enter and place in the international bhangra competition circuit, against heavy weight competitions like UCLA's Bruin Bhangra, South Beach Bhangra Miami, Zee TV New York and Vancouver’s own VIBC Competition.

Mo Dhaliwal, Director of Vancouver International Bhangra Society (VIBC) will lead a lively discussion in conversation with this ground-breaking Vancouver dance troupe. Don’t miss out this unique presentation, held in the sleek and intimate Bhangra.me Performance Lounge.  Limited number of seats, please RSVP.

$15 includes admission to Bhangra.me exhibition
Members Free | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

September 08, 2011 / 6:30 PM
Volunteer Information Session - Weekend and Evening Volunteering

Please note there are two available sessions:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 10:00am-12:00pm (weekday volunteering)
Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm (weekend & evening volunteering)

Have you expressed interest in volunteering for the MOV? We would love to meet you! Join us for one of two information sessions this September to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Areas of volunteering include:

  • school programs
  • marketing and promotions
  • development
  • programming
  • and more!

If you have enquired about volunteering and have not heard back – please accept our apologies. Our ability to respond on an ongoing basis is limited. Rest assured, we are very excited to meet you! We look forward to the chance to talk with you about our volunteer opportunities.

September 07, 2011 / 10:00 AM
Volunteer Information Session - Weekday Volunteering

Please note there are two available sessions:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 10:00am-12:00pm (weekday volunteering)
Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm (weekend & evening volunteering)

Have you expressed interest in volunteering for the MOV? We would love to meet you! Join us for one of two information sessions this September to learn more about our volunteer opportunities. Areas of volunteering include:

  • school programs
  • marketing and promotions
  • development
  • programming
  • and more!
     

If you have enquired about volunteering and have not heard back – please accept our apologies. Our ability to respond on an ongoing basis is limited. Rest assured, we are very excited to meet you! We look forward to the chance to talk with you about our volunteer opportunities.

September 01, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour, Bhangra.me: Design, Engagement & Interaction

Bhangra.me Curator Talk & Tour with Naveen Girn

You've seen the dance, admired the artefacts, and listened to the music.  Now join the conversation.

For this special talk and tour, Bhangra.me co-curator Naveen Girn is joined by Toby Barratt from Propellor Design.  Focusing on the creative design process, Naveen and Toby will take you through Bhangra.me, a special exhibition produced in collaboration with Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration (VIBC), which chronicles Bhangra music, dance, and politics in Vancouver.

This tour and discussion will highlight the integrative design process, borne out of a deeply collaborative curatorial process.  Hear firsthand how the custom bhangra paisley came to be, artful explanations of transnational music, and strategies for building engagement through play and touch.

Propellor is a multi-disciplinary design studio committed to creating useful, beautiful and ecologically minded objects and experiences. Propellor’s work spans a broad range of disciplines from furniture and lighting design to exhibition design and sculpture.

7PM start.
Admission Free for Members | Included with Admission to Bhangra.me

August 19, 2011 / 7:30 PM
KENtalks @MOV: Hilarious ideas about ordinary life

KEN is a live comedy lecture series featuring some of Vancouver’s funniest humans presenting hilarious ideas about ordinary life. Presented by Pike, CBC Radio, and the Museum of Vancouver,  KEN is a public event that reveals the community-building power of funny ideas.

KEN debuts Friday, August 19, 7:30PM at the Museum of Vancouver.

Doors and cash bar open at 6:00PM, come early and check out MOV's current feature exhibition Bhangra.me & Chosen Family Portraits in the MOV Studio!

Brain-building with:

Charlie Demers, comedian and bestselling author of "Vancouver Special"
Kaitlin Fontana, media critic and author of "Fresh at Twenty: The Oral History of Mint Records
Craig Anderson, co-founder of comedy duo Bronx Cheer and star of Hellcats on the CW Network
and more!

Full Details available at http://kentalks.tumblr.com/

KEN | Thoughts worth thinking.

Tickets $12, Members get $2 OFF tickets.

Cash Bar and Reception/Social to follow.

Advance Tickets Strongly recommended.

Online: http://kentalks.eventbrite​.com/
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August 04, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour

Join Co-Curator of Bhangra.me, Viviane Gosselin, in an intimate tour and discussion about the creation and staging of this unique, community-based exhibition.

Viviane Gosselin is the Curator of Contemporary Issues at MOV.

Members Free / Included with admission

July 28, 2011 / 1:00 PM
Livepod - Visions of Vancouver with Pi Theatre

Livepod – Visions of Vancouver with Pi Theatre

Workshop Readings of New Plays by Dennis Foon, Kevin Loring, Michele Riml, Michael St. John Smith, and Adrienne Wong

In the spirit of New York I Love You, and Pairs je t’aime, sets of short films inspired by the theme of place, MOV is pleased to welcome Pi Theatre, with four new short plays written by five of Vancouver’s most exciting contemporary playwrights, each expressing their unique vision of Vancouver.  

Part of the Vancouver 125 celebrations.

Free for Members | Admission by Donation (sliding scale $5-10) | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the MOV Studio

July 15, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Raincity Chronicles @MOV

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Raincity Chronicles @MOV

6PM doors open, show is from 7-9PM

$12 includes admission to Bhangra.me | MOV Members receive $2 off admission


Rain City Chronicles is a series of storytelling nights featuring a diverse roster of Vancouverites. From your favourite actress to the guy who sells you CDs, we believe everyone has a great personal story to tell. Our mission is to provide a community space for sharing these stories.  This special summer edition at the Museum of Vancouver will feature speakers and musical guests guided by the theme of “Higher, Faster, Stronger”.
 

STORYTELLERS
Jay Ashworth
Darren Barefoot
Carmen Faye
Elen Ghulam
Alfredo Garza Hernandez (a.k.a. El Garzita)
Shane Kramps
Devon Lougheed
Stacey McLachlan
Plus one more storyteller to be announced!

MUSICIANS
Redgy Blackout
41st and Home

 

Cash bar and snacks. Purchase advance tickets here.

July 07, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator Talk & Tour - Pioneering Bhangra

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

You've seen the dance and listened to the music. Now join the conversation.

Join Guest Curator Naveen Girn, and veteran Bhangra dancers, Paul Binning and Dr. Kanwaljeet Neel, for an intimate and interactive tour of Bhangra.me, followed by Q&A and conversation about their unique perspective on Bhangra’s story in Vancouver. Members of one of Canada’s first Bhangra dance teams, Mr. Binning and Dr. Neel will share their experiences, memories and stories on their first performances, dancing at the Montreal Olympics 1976 and Spokane World Fair, and the role of Bhangra in anti-racism and labour movements in the 1980s.

Included with Admission ($12)  | Free for Members | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

June 30, 2011 / 3:00 PM
A Celebration of India Travel Show and Concerts

Year of India in Canada is a campaign designed to offer Canadians an opportunity to know more about India, its diversity, its colourful culture, ancient traditions, bounteous nature and so much more. In complement to a bi-Governmental initiative between Indian and Canada to designate and celebrate the year of 2011 as the Year of India in Canada.

On the 30th June at the Museum of Vancouver a travel show and 2 live concerts will be offered to the public to enjoy. The travel show is free while the cultural performances are ticketed.

Travel Expert Seminar & Show from 4 PM onwards - Free and open for Public
 
Cultural Show from 3 PM     
Ticketed Event ($30)     
      
Cultural Show from 6:30 PM     
Ticketed Event ($50)     
      
For Tickets:     
Call:   Sanjukta / Pramit: 416-623-6983
Buy tickets online
Email:     info@glendonconsulting.com
Programme: 3 PM     
      
Bhajan & Shabad Kirtan: Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
Tabla:     Shri Sandip Ghosh
Harmonium:     Shri Ajay Joglekar
      
Programme: 6:30 PM     

Performers include:

Classical Vocal:     Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty
Tagore Songs:     Dr. Sudeshna Basu
Kathak Dance:     Shri Hemant Panwar & Smt. Vaishali Panwar  
Tabla:     Shri Sandip Ghosh
Harmonium:     Shri Ajay Joglekar
Supporting Vocal:     Smt. Chandana Chakaraborty &
Shri Deborshee Bhattacharjee
Master of Ceremony:     Mr. Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee

Year of India Canada Website:

 

June 18, 2011 / 11:00 AM
Swap-O-Rama-Rama
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
$6 at the door, plus a bag of clean clothes to swap.
(leave with all the clothes that you can carry!)
*receive $2 off admission to Bhangra.me
 

Join Museum of Vancouver for this year’s Swap-O-Rama-Rama – a massive clothing swap in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing. Learn about and celebrate in the communal process of reuse and collective creativity!

The core of the swap is the gigantic pile of free clothing sorted into categories such as pants, skirts, shirts, shoes etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes, so start cleaning your closets! Take as little or as much as you like! All remainders will go to local charities.

What to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama?

Clean, gently-used clothes and accessories: jackets, pants, shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, wallets and hats. Children and men’s clothing are welcome.

What not to bring to Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Books, make up, home décor, furniture, lingerie/underwear, dirty clothing or anything that you cannot wear. *Please note, this year we are NOT accepting craft supplies.

NEW this year! Myriam LaRoche, president of Eco Fashion Week, will be leading an idea jam on what it means to be eco fashion friendly, and discuss how we can make a change in our buying habits to balance the negative effects of the fashion industry

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June 09, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Strictly Bhangra: Dance Workshop with Surrey India Arts Club

Explore and learn from choreographers and practitioners from Surrey India Arts Club, and
practice the full range of Punjabi folk dances that comprise Bhangra - Giddha, Malwai Giddha,
Jhummar and Dhamal.

No previous dance experience necessary, sign up early for these creative workshops well in advance, space is limited!

$15 includes admission to the exhibition. Members Free | rsvp@museumofvancouver.ca

June 02, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Bhangra Unplugged: En Karma with Raju Johal

Join Bhangra.me guest curator Naveen Girn in conversation with Vancouver’s internationally recognized bhangra “rock stars” En Karma, as they discuss the evolution of global bhangra, and Vancouver’s role in shaping it. A special live performance inside the Performance Lounge of the Bhangra.me exhibition will follow, where En Karma will perform with Raju Johal, featuring music from his newest album, Nachna Pasand.

Tickets $20 | Members 15% off | cash bar