What do you get when you mix historic art in an architecturally stunning building amongst a breathtakingly natural setting?
This museum is a must for anyone remotely interested in art while visiting Whistler.
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.
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.
Photos: d. king
Permanent Collection (about): taken from Website
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