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May 27, 2015 / 6:30 PM
Happy Futures: Imagination and Sustainability

Happy Futures: Imagination and Sustainability
 
Join us for a unique dialogue that asks, “how can we use our imagination to create the futures we want,” and shares techniques for leveraging storytelling, experiential design, and the arts to solve complex challenges with social innovation.
 
Presenters will include Erika Gregory, a theatre-trained social innovator from San Francisco; Joe Tankersley – an ‘optimistic futurist’ with eighteen years as a Disney Imagineer; Christophe Gouache – an industrial and strategic designer from Brussels.
 
The dialogue will be moderated by Vanessa Timmer of One Earth, and is presented in partnership with Disruptive Imaginings, a conference bringing together these experts in the fields of arts, sustainability, and design to harness collective imaginings of compelling futures.
 
Followed by a reception with light refreshments and cash bar.

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm Cash Bar, 6:45pm Talk
Admission: Adult $20 | Seniors & Students $14 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: https://happyfutures.eventbrite.ca

Erika Gregory
Director of the N Square – Erika is responsible for catalyzing innovation in the nuclear security and non-proliferation arena. Part R&D lab, part venture fund, N Square brings a cross-disciplinary, collaborative approach that reflects Erika's 20+ years of experience building companies and leading innovation programs for clients in philanthropy, education, government and the private sector in the US, Asia, and Europe. A graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and a master facilitator of group process, Erika has made her career working at the intersection of the arts, future studies, business, and social justice. She co-founded two companies: Collective Invention and The Idea Factory.

Joseph Tankersley
Joseph Tankersley is a storyteller, futurist and creator of immersive experiences. For over 25 years he has helped organizations create compelling messages about their goals and visions for the future.  He has worked with national and international corporations, NGO’s and governments. Joe employs a wide range of media tools; from oral storytelling to feature films and fully immersive physical environments to help communicate these messages of better tomorrows.

Christopher Gouache
Christopher Gouache is a Project Manager at Strategic Design Scenarios. Christophe studied industrial product design and responsible innovation and received his Masters from The École de Design Nantes Atlantique, Nantes, France. His main focuses are on social innovation, public policy innovation, foresight, sustainable ways of living and co-design processes.

 

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

May 28, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Bikes & Beers

Happy Hours: Bikes & Beers

A Bike to Work Week celebration, entry to this special evening is by donation, with special prize draws and congratulations for all Vancouver Bike to Work Week participants. Get happy!

The evening will feature a short talk by Allan Shaw, who is a competitive cyclist, photographer, and bike courier based in Vancouver, and Stephen Smysnuik, editor at thegrowler.ca will be describing the perfect bike tour of local craft breweries.

City Studio students will also be demo-ing their exciting PedalPark prototype, which re-imagines bike storage in the 21st century. This bike rack + conversation counter prototype creates a socially interactive space that strengthen connections between Vancouverites and encourages “eyes on bikes” in the community.

This event is part of a series of fun and brainy talks exploring happiness, paired with a visit to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, plus mingling and drink specials.

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk (TBC)
Admission: By donation | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

June 04, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Social Psychology of Happiness
Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Talk & Tour: The Social Psychology of Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

Join Aaron Weidman from the Social Cognition & Emotion Lab at the University of British Columbia to unlock the facts and science behind some of The Happy Show’s assertions about well-being. A walk through this interactive exhibition tour will include ample opportunity for Q&A with Aaron and a member of the museum’s curatorial team.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8* | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: https://socialpsychologyofhappiness.eventbrite.ca

*Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

June 06, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Picturing Happy: Photography Workshop with Katie Huisman

Picturing Happy: Photography Workshop with Katie Huisman

Presented in partnership with Arts Umbrella and Capture Photography Festival, this special one-day photography workshop with instructor Katie Huisman is designed for teens wanting to take their photography to the next level. Participants are encouraged to explore composition and creativity while shooting on location in museum and outdoor settings. This course is a great opportunity for teens (ages 13-18*) who want to build a photography portfolio! The workshop will include a special tour of Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show and a related photography tutorial: “Picturing Happy.” Water and healthy snacks are provided; lunch is available for an extra fee.

*Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Admission: Youth (ages 13-18) $85 | MOV Members (ages 13-18) $65 | Add $10 for catered lunch
Get Tickets: https://picturinghappy.eventbrite.ca (Limited space. Registration deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015)

About the workshop instructor:

Katie Huisman is a photographer, visual artist and educator in Vancouver, BC.

Based on her experience in both contemporary art and commercial photography, She has created a series of workshops and lectures that she offers at photography festivals, photo clubs, and public and private educational institutions in Vancouver.

Katie regularly shows her work in art galleries and artist run centres in Vancouver and curates photography exhibitions that facilitate socially conscious dialogue. She feels that it is important to communicate something viable in a photograph. She encourages this within her students by acknowledging photography as a universal medium that anybody can use to share their vision and perspective.

Commercially, Katie shoot's lifestyle advertising and editorial work for a broad Canadian and International client base.

www.katiehuisman.com

           

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

 

 
June 07, 2015 / 2:00 PM
Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city | Jun 7
the city before the city
 
Talk & Tour: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city
 
Join us for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s landmark exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city. This afternoon event will feature Howard Grant, Musqueam First Nation councillor and exhibition advisory committee member, in conversation with Hanna Cho, MOV’s curator of Engagement & Dialogue, for a discussion that delves into the historical, cultural and political significance of the exhibition and its making, as well as the evolution of Musqueam people’s 9,000 year history in Vancouver. We will invite questions and conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition: From the importance of traditional teachings, to the revitalisation of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language, and to the history of relationships between Indigenous and settler societies in Vancouver.
 
Date: Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $8 Youth | FREE MOV Members
 
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June 18, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Money & Happiness

Happy Hours: Money & Happiness

The relationship between time, money, and happiness is a complex one. People often fail to use their money in happier ways. How should you spend your money to maximize the happiness you gain from your time? Learn more from award-winning researcher Ashley Whillans of the Social Cognition & Emotion Lab at the University of British Columbia.

Part of a series of fun and brainy talks exploring happiness, paired with a visit to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, plus mingling and drink specials.

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

June 26, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Rain City Chronicles: “Having Guts Always Works Out for Me.”

Rain City Chronicles: “Having Guts Always Works Out for Me.”

Inspired by Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show’s maxim and life mantra, “Having Guts Always Works Out for Me,” this evening of personal storytelling and music will feature a diverse array of Vancouverites telling tales about guts. Some will share extraordinary stories of courage and bravery. Others will talk about lighthearted yet gutsy experiments in trying new things. Some will be about actual guts. All of them will make us laugh, reflect, and remember that life is best enjoyed when we pay more attention to our guts. Presented in partnership with Rain City Chronicles.

Tickets and storyteller lineup coming in May.
raincitychronicles.com #rccmovguts

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015
Time: 6:00pm Doors, 7:00pm Storytelling
Admission: General $28 | MOV Members $20 | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

July 02, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Roots of Happiness

Talk & Tour: The Roots of Happiness

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

How do choices, nature, spirituality, and the conditions of children’s lives impact happiness? Psychological researcher Dr. Mark Holder of the University of British Columbia will discuss this question. During an interactive exhibition tour, Dr. Holder will explain his positive psychology research.

Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: Cooming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

July 09, 2015 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hours: Happy Cities

Happy Hours: Happy Cities

Urbanist and Happy City author Charles Montgomery and developer/community activist Mark Shieh will discuss how planners, city builders, and everyday people can become design activists who fix broken cities and improve our lives.

Part of a series of fun and brainy talks exploring happiness, paired with a visit to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show, plus mingling and drink specials.

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Cash Bar, 7:00pm Talk
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | MOV Members Free | Includes admission to Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders

August 06, 2015 / 7:00 PM
Talk & Tour: The Happy Story

Talk & Tour: The Happy Story

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is one of the largest exhibitions in MOV's 120-year history. It transcends the boundary between art and design. It takes over museum galleries and in-between spaces – stairwells, hallways, and restrooms – in order to ask: what makes us happy?

Explore The Happy Show with the Museum of Vancouver’s Director of Curatorial & Engagement, Gregory Dreicer, for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition’s journey to Vancouver. This informal tour and Q&A is an opportunity to learn more about the inspiration for bringing The Happy Show to Vancouver, the impact it has had on visitors, and the museum’s approach to social engagement.

Please note that the exhibition includes adult themes and content.

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Adult $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | MOV Members Free
Get Tickets: Coming Soon

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, curated by Claudia Gould. Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Additional support provided by The Chodorow Exhibition Initiative Fund; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Dietrich Foundation, Inc.; the Overseers Board for the Institute of Contemporary Art; friends and members of ICA; and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Museum of Vancouver is grateful to the partners, sponsors, and institutional funders that made it possible to share Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show with you:

The Happy Show Partners, Sponsors & Funders