Exhibitions

Art Deco Chic: Extravagant glamour between the wars

Thursday, March 8, 2012 to Sunday, September 23, 2012

The design style known as art deco began in Paris in the 1920s and quickly gained worldwide popularity. In Art Deco Chic visitors to the MOV can take in 66 gorgeous garments from the era.

Art Deco was a distinct departure from previous design styles, drawing inspiration from geometric shapes to evoke elegance and modernity. It was also influenced by an increased ability to travel world wide – bringing inspiration not only from modernism, but from faraway places such as Russia, Egypt, and Mexico.

Notable Vancouver items on display include a black beaded gown worn to the opening of the Commodore Cabaret in 1929 and a red and gold lamé evening dress made from fabric depicting the battles of the Trojan War. Many items on show are exquisite designer dresses with labels such as Chanel, Lanvin, Vionnet, Patou, and Schiaparelli. To contrast these high fashion items is a piece from the MOV’s collection – a modest, yet stylish, navy polka dot dress made by the Aurora Dress Company of Vancouver around 1927.

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. Handbags, hats, shoes, and jewelry will further illustrate the use of geometric shapes to create sleek, sophisticated designs.

Curators:  Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke
Design:     10four Design Group
Photos:     Rebecca Blissett and Amanda McCuaig

Art Deco Fashion Design Challenge
Are you a fashion design student or 2 years or less out of school? 
Participate for a chance to win a showing of your design here at the MOV!

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
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.

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

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 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.

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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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**

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**

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**

Video (Posted: 09/05/12)

Art Deco Chic on Ahorn TV (starts at 12:38)

Ahorn TV covers the Art Deco Chic opening night and talks to the curators Claus Jahnke and Ivan Sayers, MOV CEO Nancy Noble, and many of the fabulously dressed guests.
Video (Posted: 02/02/12)

Interview with Art Deco Chic curators Ivan Sayers & Claus Jahnke

Join us while Art Deco Chic curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke talk fashion of the 1920s and 1930s in the art deco style. The exhibition will be at the Museum of Vancouver from March 8 - September 23, 2012.
Video (Posted: 22/03/12)
Art Deco Chic on The Express
Video (Posted: 09/05/12)
Art Deco Chic on Ahorn TV (starts at 12:38)
Video (Posted: 02/02/12)
Interview with Art Deco Chic curators Ivan Sayers & Claus Jahnke
January 19, 2012 / 5:17 PM
Art Deco Chic: Extravagant glamour between the wars

The attached press kit includes:

  • press release
  • exhibition team biographies
  • backgrounder on the Museum of Vancouver
  • image info sheet

 

Media preview is schedule for Tuesday, March 6, at 11:00am. Please RSVP to Amanda (see below).

To request high resolution images or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Amanda McCuaig
Marketing Officer
amccuaig@museumofvancouver.ca
604.730.5309