Vancouver

Museum of Vancouver

  • 1100 Chestnut St
  • Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9
  • Phone: 604.736.4431

Spark your curiosity with the Museum of Vancouver’s inspiring collection of extraordinary treasures. MOV’s featured exhibitions - Haida Now presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition showcasing an unparalleled display of Haida art, boasting 450 works created by carvers, weavers, photographers and print makers as early as 1890’s. Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. While visiting MOV, experience permanent Vancouver history and neon galleries, support local artisans at the MOV gift shop and enjoy a stroll through beautiful Vanier Park on English Bay, situated between Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island.

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  • Largest Room 300

May 15, 2019 - August 12, 2019

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is excited to present, with the Canadian Society for Asian Arts (CSAA) , Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection . This MOV-CSAA collaboration features Asian ceramics from the Jean MacKay Fahrni collection, generously donated to the Museum in 1992 by the Hongkong Bank of Canada and contains many pieces that have not been publicly displayed. The exhibition also marks and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Society for Asian Arts, and… more

March 16, 2018 - June 1, 2019

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV), in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with our newest exhibition, Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition . Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890. Local Haida Artists shared their insights and… more

April 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

There is Truth Here, opening on April 5, 2019, focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael's Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba). The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their… more

March 28, 2018 - September 1, 2019

MOV and Nature Vancouver proudly present Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives , an exhibition that delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they connect with each other and how people connect with nature in the city. Stories of encounters with wildlife will be told through the eyes of biologists, psychologists, urban planners, Indigenous people and Vancouver-based nature lovers. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd sourcing technologies and the display of natural specimens will bring… more

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