Museum Monday: Roses, traditional and not

Ballistic Rose by Tobias WongIt could be considered a shield for the heart, or a statement on a culture of fear following 9/11. You could admire it as a beautiful brooch, or an interesting piece of art. Tobias Wong hit chords soft and strong when he produced the Ballistic Rose back in 2004.

Object(ing) opening night

About 400 visitors flooded the MOV last night for the opening of Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong, including Tobias friends and family - some from as far away as New York City and Hong Kong.

Photos from the night are now available on our Flickr account.

Museum Monday: Buttons Making a Statement

In Object(ing): The art/design ofTobias Wong, the MOV looks at relatively new objects - every day objects - that have been altered and given greater meaning by the Vancouver artist Tobias Wong.

Welcoming Tobias Home

By Todd Falkowsky, co-curator of Object(ing): The art/design of Tobias Wong

15% discount on regular room rentals!

We've recently increased our capacity to accept rentals of our beautiful venue, and to celebrate we're offering a limited time discount on regular room rates!

From now until the end of 2012, receive a 15% discount on our regular room rental rates at the MOV when you book a 2012 event and pay for your rental by September 30. Halloween and Christmas are just around the corner, so this is the perfect time to book a fall/winter party or business event and save money.

MOV 2014 Legacy Awards Dinner

Museum of Vancouver Legacy Awards Dinner

Honouring those who shape Vancouver

 

Museum Monday: The Pacific Press Chapel Slipboard

At the MOV, I work in storage. Sometimes I wish I could do this in the dark as there are some artefacts that make my imagination run a little too wildly in the wrong direction. I avert my eyes as quickly as possible when I am in the general vicinity of the following things: a Sto:lo sculpture of an anthropomorphic figure holding a salmon, a life sized papier-mâché sculpture of Mike Harcourt in jogging gear, and the mounted head of some prehistoric thing that looks like Jabba the Hut.
           

Repatriation of the Petroglyph

On Thursday I  returned from Churn Creek with my coworkers, having completed repatriation of the petroglyph to the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation.  I am still coming down from the intense excitement, anxiety, and joy of the previous three days.

Reading the Riot Boards - Tote and T-shirt

This Friday (June 15) is the official launch of our Reading the Riot Boards exhibition – a display of 15 of the plywood boards that were put up to hoard windows after the riots, and which were then covered with messages of hope, love, and more.

Museum Monday: There is no stranger under the cherry trees

The city is flushed with pink and buzzing for joy over sunshine, blue skies, birdsong, and cherry trees!

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