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November 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Fashion Show: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Nov 22

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, November 22, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: $20 General | $18 Seniors & Students | $14 MOV Members | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: http://nov22ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

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.

November 23, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part III

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part III
RALLY: Rally for Connection

Part III in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov23.eventbrite.ca

What is the potential for language to affect social change? The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo) to host a collaborative session in which participants work together to imagine what a (positive) political protest would look like if they showed up at City Hall demanding housing that fostered greater social connection. We’ll design signage as an exercise in thinking about how to express complex ideas in short, engaging messages that captivate the public’s imagination.  

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

#bemyamigo is an initiative devoted to fostering community connections and reducing social isolation in Vancouver. Since February 2012, Jorge Amigo has hosted 26 #bemyamigo events where strangers meet and share a conversation.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 

November 29, 2014 / 2:00 PM
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 November 29
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov29memberstour.eventbrite.ca

It's a great time to become a member!

 Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

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.

 

November 30, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV
CONNECT: Design Nerd Jam

Part IV in a series of playful explorations at the Museum of Vancouver around the theme of Housing for a Connected City. Housing prices continue to rise while our connections and relationships continue to weaken. We may not be able to change the first (quite yet) but we can definitely affect the latter.

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $5 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov30.eventbrite.ca

To build upon the knowledge gained from the three previous Design Sunday sessions, The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite both veteran and first-time Design Sunday participants to join the Vancouver Design Nerds for a Design Nerd Jam on identifying successful and improvable spaces of connection in our local communities and neighbourhoods. On-the-fly mapping and visual stocktaking of these spaces will allow participants to see how their ways of living connect them to the experiences of others. These exercises will also act as a launching point for us to design a city that helps us to better connect with each other. By looking at the places in which we live and gather; and by examining the ways we travel, work and play, we’ll discover how the design of housing can contribute to a more connected city, and devise solutions with which to affect and re-invent public and informal spaces of connection for better neighbourhood experience.

This session is one in a series of four Design Sundays, and can be experienced as such or as a standalone event.

LOHA (Laboratory of Housing Alternatives) is a non-profit organization seeking to explore, develop and deliver housing alternatives that empower and contribute to the growth of creative communities.

The Vancouver Design Nerds Society is a non-profit society whose goal is to facilitate, promote and support positive social, environmental and urban transformation by providing a platform for face-to-face creative collaboration. The Vancouver Design Nerds Society designs, expedites and improves civic engagement processes and techniques that, through interdisciplinary dialogue, art, design, media and other creative methods, act as innovative ways to reconnect citizens with their communities and engage them with their environment.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Jorge Amigo (#bemyamigo), and the Vancouver Design Nerds. This program is made possible through the support of our major sponsors and institutional funders: Homes & Living Magazine, the City of Vancouver, and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
 

December 04, 2014 / 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT - Curator's Talk & Tour: From Rationing to Ravishing, with Ivan Sayers | Dec 4

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: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: Included with general admission | MOV Members attend free | Limited space, advance tickets recommended
Get Tickets: https://dec4ravishingtour.eventbrite.ca

Join Vancouver's preeminent fashion historian and From Rationing to Ravishing guest curator Ivan Sayers for an informative stroll amongst the displays of historic clothing within the exhibition space. Follow along as Ivan describes the evolution of women's fashion from wartime utility to postwar extravagance, and demonstrates how historical events shape our daily lives and have lasting impacts.

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.

February 07, 2015 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander
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Bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, history, science, and art - with performances by Vancouver Academy of Music students and Bard on the Beach.

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
  • with performances by Bard on the Beach

Kids under 5 years old are free!

How it works

  • Purchase your admission ticket at either the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, or the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
  • Take your card with you to each location to receive a stamp.
  • Enter your card at the end of the day to be entered to win memberships and other great prizes!
February 28, 2015 / 2:00 PM
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: https://feb28ravishingfashionshow.eventbrite.ca

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.