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January 29, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Built City @MOV: Arbel & Karsh Discuss Structure and Form

Innovative designers use their skill and ideas to make cities. They manipulate form to create useful artefacts. Designer Omer Arbel and consulting engineer Eric Karsh are two leaders in Vancouver’s design community. Each has won global acclaim for innovative assemblies, objects, fixtures, and buildings. These two designers will present how they design—the alchemy they perform with the dross of wood, glass, concrete, steel and wire. Architecture critic/curator Trevor Boddy will moderate the evening.

The globular clusters of Omer Arbel’s hand-blown glass light fixtures have received international design prizes. Some have previously been installed in the lobby of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. A South Surrey house designed by Arbel won the inaugural NewCity Design Award in 2012. Erick Karsh is one of Canada’s leading innovators in engineered wood. His projects include the UBC Earth Sciences complex for Busby Perkins Will and, with Michael Green Architects, the Ronald McDonald House and North Vancouver City Hall.

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $5 MOV Members
Get Tickets: https://builtcityjan29.eventbrite.ca

Biographies:

Based in Vancouver and Berlin, Omer Arbel explores the intrinsic mechanical, physical, and chemical qualities of materials as fundamental departure points for making work. His interdisciplinary practice spans multiple scales and cultural-economic contexts to include building, industrial design, materials research, sculpture, invention, and high craft manufacturing. Arbel’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Spazio Rossana Orlandi, Mallett, and the Monte Clark Gallery, among others. Full bio here.

In 1998, Eric Karsh co-founded Equilibrium Consulting Inc. Always sensitive to efficient design and careful detailing, Eric has extensive experience in all common building materials. Since his arrival in British Columbia however, Eric has become a leader in timber engineering and construction, and has earned international recognition on a number of landmark timber projects such as the multiple award-winning Prince George Airport, the Raleigh-Durham Airport expansion and the recently completed and innovative UBC Earth Sciences Building. Full bio here.

Trevor Boddy is a critic/curator of contemporary architecture/urbanism and a Vancouver-based consulting urban designer. Full bio here.

January 29, 2015 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

Join us for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s highly anticipated exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city. This Q&A evening will bring together curatorial team and Musqueam community member, Jordan Wilson, and MOV’s curator of Contemporary Culture, Viviane Gosselin, in a conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition: From the importance of traditional teachings, to the revitalisation of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language and history of relationships between Indigenous and settler societies in Vancouver.​​

Ticket price included in admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth | FREE MOV Members
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January 31, 2015 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - MOV Members-Only Curator Talk and Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday January 31
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: This event is sold out.

February 07, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander
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This Family Day weekend, bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with live performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach's Young Shakespeareans. Plus, enjoy face painting, local food vendors and enter to win prizes.

Best of all? Your $5 admission includes entry to:

  • Museum of Vancouver
  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
  • Vancouver Maritime Museum
  • Vancouver Academy of Music
  • City of Vancouver Archives

Kids under 5 years old are free!

How it works

  • Purchase your Winter Wander Passport at Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or Vancouver Maritime Museum on the day of the event
  • Take your Winter Wander Passport with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter to win prizes at all of the attractions!
February 19, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

Joy Runs Deeper: The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs West Coast Launch

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to be hosting the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and the Azrieli Foundation’s Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Series West Coast Launch of Joy Runs Deeper, by Bronia & Joseph Beker

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9
Admission: Free, but space is limited. Please RSVP below, or at https://joyrunsdeeper.eventbrite.ca.

Featuring Jeanne Beker: Television personality, fashion designer, and daughter of holocaust survivors. Those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of Joy Runs Deeper.

Museum of Vancouver feature exhibition by donation for attendees of the launch: From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s.

"As a child of [Holocaust] survivors, I’m keenly aware that I have been left with a legacy that’s as powerfully daunting as it is inspiring.” – Jeanne Beker

Jeanne Beker will be reading from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:00PM. Bronia and Joseph Beker paint a colourful picture of prewar life in Kozowa, a small town in eastern Poland where they met and fell in love. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, everything changed. Until their liberation, the Bekers were first confined to a ghetto and then on the run, relying on the kindness of strangers — and luck. They were adamant about telling their daughters every detail of their war experience, time and time again.

Coinciding with the West Coast launch of Joy Runs Deeper is the Museum of Vancouver exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. This exhibition features rare examples of haute couture and Vancouvermade clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, this exhibition demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

This program is presented by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation and the Museum of Vancouver. The Holocaust Survivor Memoirs Program was established by the Azrieli Foundation to collect, preserve and share the memoirs written by Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the war. The program is guided by the conviction that such stories play an important role in education about tolerance and diversity and pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others.

February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Feb 28

From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s is an exhibition featuring rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing and accessories that reflect how WWII changed society. During the war, fashion designers emphasized manliness. In peacetime, a womanly silhouette returned. Then, in the 1950s, girlishness became the rage. Presenting more than 80 garments from the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, such as Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: This event is sold out.

Enhance your knowledge of 1940s and 1950s women’s fashions at this live fashion show produced and narrated by fashion historian and guest curator Ivan Sayers. It will feature exceptional examples from Ivan’s private collection and collections of his friends, complementing the exhibition experience.

From Rationing to Ravishing and this program are made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Oakridge Centre, ARM & A LEG Mannequins for Hire, Homes & Living Magazine, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver is Awesome, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.