Visit a Hidden Gem Museum in Kitsilano

Vancouver Maritime Museum, a registered non-profit, has been working since 1959 to preserve and share the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic. 

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Visit a Hidden Gem Museum in Kitsilano

Good Luck Gallery Pop Up Shop

Photo by Randy Grskovic

A tiny, Chinatown gallery is proving that it doesn’t take a lot of space, money or time to put on an impressive art show. Since September, the Good Luck Gallery has featured a new artist every week, and will continue to until the end of the month. The shows are housed in what might possibly be the smallest gallery space in the city, with a Friday night launch and an artist sitting before the weekend is over. By Thursday, the work comes down to make space for the next artist.

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Good Luck Gallery Pop Up Shop

Zimsculpt Returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Witness Bonjisi's "Witness", made from opal stone. One of the Zimbabwean sculptures on display at Zimsculpt at VanDusen Botanical Garden. Photo: Dana Lynch

Zimsculpt—the exhibition and sale of Zimbabwean shona (stone) sculpture—is back at Vancouver’s VanDusen Botanical Garden.

Though it was a huge hit in 2009 and 2010, this is the last year to catch Zimsculpt at VanDusen; it won’t be back in 2012. So if you haven’t yet seen this art exhibit, which poetically situates the powerful Zimbabwean sculptures throughout VanDusen’s gorgeous gardens and pathways, don’t miss this final opportunity!

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Zimsculpt Returns to VanDusen Botanical Garden

Bill Reid & The Haida Canoe – A New Exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery

Lootaas in Paris P20, 1989. Photo © Philip Hersee Photography. On display at the Bill Reid Gallery.

Western art starts with the figure—West Coast Indian art starts with the canoe.
– Bill Reid

Born in Victoria, B.C., to a Swiss-German father and a Haida mother, Bill Reid (1920 – 1998) became, over the course of his lifetime, one of Canada’s most important and well-known artists. His work in traditional Haida materials—as a goldsmith, carver, sculptor and canoe maker—brought unprecedented world-wide attention to West Coast First Nations art. Many of Bill Reid’s most famous pieces reside here in Vancouver, including Raven and The First Men at UBC’s Museum of Anthropology (an image of which can be seen on the back of every $20 Canadian bill) and the bronze Killer Whale – Cheif of the Undersea World at the Vancouver Aquarium.

A new exhibition at Vancouver’s Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents a never-before-seen look at one of Bill Reid’s greatest endeavors: the creation of the Lootass (Wave Eater), a 51-foot-long Haida canoe that traveled both 950 km along the B.C. coast to Haida Gwaii and up the Seine River in Paris in 1989.

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Bill Reid & The Haida Canoe – A New Exhibition at the Bill Reid Gallery

Have you discovered the Golden Age at the Vancouver Art Gallery?

Vancouver Art Gallery Golden Age Dutch Art

In case you hadn’t heard, the Vancouver Art Gallery has been hosting a pretty cool exhibit this summer – Vermeer, Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art: Masterpieces from The Rijksmuseum.

Set to close September 13th, you only have one month left to get a taste of the masterpieces of the Golden Age. A perfect way to get some culture on these slightly cooler days.

FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery

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Looking for something exciting and a little different to do on a Friday night? Something that, say, combines culture, live performance and lots of pretty pretty people? If it’s the last Friday of the month, you’re in luck: You can head to FUSE.

If you don’t know FUSE, it’s the Vancouver Art Gallery’s (VAG) once-a-month party extravaganza, an adults-only, see-and-be-seen (and then see the art) event with big crowds, high-energy, and a nightclub vibe that make it one of the best places to do Friday night in the city.

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FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery