Audain Art Museum

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What do you get when you mix historic art in an architecturally stunning building amongst a breathtakingly natural setting?audain1220160701_135130

Steps to Second Floor

Steps to Second Floor

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This museum is a must for anyone remotely interested in art while visiting Whistler. 

James Hart, the Dance Screen

James Hart (1952 – ) The Dance Screen.  Red Cedar Panel with Abalone,  Mica, Acrylic, Wire and Yew Wood.  Audain Art Museum Collection. Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa.

I spent half a day appropriately On Canada Day experiencing the Art of British Columbia, from traditional works of the province’s First Peoples through to its contemporary masters in one of Canada’s most treasured wilderness settings.  It’s such an impressive gallery.  I absolutely loved it and highly recommend checking out British Columbia’s newest and perhaps nicest museum.

Bill Reid, Sculpture. JAck

Bill Reid (1920 – 1998), Bronze Sculpture.
Behind Sculpture: Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998) Butterfly Transformation, Acrylic on Canvas

Emily Carr

Emily Carr

Permanent Collection

Toni Onley

Toni Onley (1928 – 2004)

The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson and Stan Douglas, among others.

Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith (1919 – ) Winterscape, 1991.  Acrylic on Canvas

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Photos: d. king

Permanent Collection (about): taken from Website

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