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November 06, 2014 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects | Nov 6

Curator's Talk & Tour
Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects

The objects displayed in the MOV Studio’s latest micro exhibition, Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects, are more than mere tourist trinkets. The objects showcase Aboriginal-themed commercial products developed by Vancouver-based artists and companies. The objects selected highlight shifts in relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, as illustrated in the design of the objects themselves and in the exchanges and practices to which they give rise.

Join exhibition curator and anthropologist Solen Roth for a talk and tour of Artware: Northwest Coast Designs and Everyday Objects. Learn more about the history of the Native Northwest Coast artware industry in Vancouver and efforts of Northwest Coast artists to make this market benefit their communities through meaningful collaborations and culturally sensitive entrepreneurship.

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: This Talk & Tour is free to attend. General admission rates apply for access to feature and permanent exhibitions.

Solen Roth is an anthropologist whose work focuses on art markets and intercultural exchanges. She conducted her doctoral research on Vancouver's Northwest Coast artware market.

We are pleased to present this evening’s event free of charge, thanks to the generous support of the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage project. Additional support for this program and micro exhibition is provided by the City of Vancouver and the British Columbia Arts Council. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

 

November 08, 2014 / 2:00 PM
MOV Members Only: Curator Talk & Tour with Ivan Sayers: From Rationing to Ravishing | Nov 8

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 8
Time: 2:00pm
Admission: Free. Only open to MOV Members | Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Reserve tickets / purchase membership: http://nov8memberstour.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 09, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part I

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part I
JUXTAPOSE: Links between Loneliness, Engagement and Housing Affordability

Part I 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 9, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $11 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov9.eventbrite.ca

Juxtaposition brings seemingly distant ideas together. The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite Paul Kershaw, founder of Generation Squeeze, and emerging local architect Marianne Amodio to share their work and ideas around housing, affordability, connection and engagement in a participatory dialogue. Audience members will compare and contrast academic and everyday ideas surrounding housing affordability. Facilitators will help bridge gaps in the conversation in order to encourage everyone to recognize the values embedded in debates about housing.

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.

Paul Kershaw is the Founder of the Gen Squeeze campaign. He is a farmer morning and night. By day, he is a University of British Columbia professor, public speaker, volunteer, and regular media contributor. Kershaw is one of Canada’s top thinkers about generational equity with Canadian Family magazine describing him as “the ‘Generation Squeeze’ guru.” Twice the Canadian Political Science Association has awarded Kershaw national prizes for his research. “Armed with a laptop and a raft of statistics,” The Province describes Kershaw as “a one-man road show trying to change BC one talk at a time.” He brings that commitment to all provinces in support of a Canada that works for all generations. At the University of British Columbia, Kershaw is a faculty member of the Human Early Learning Partnership in the School of Population and Public Health, where he is a Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation Scholar.

Marianne Amodio holds a Masters Degree of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, and is a regular guest critic and thesis advisor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is principal at marianne amodio architecture studio, and practices unabashed architecture that is concise and practical, yet poetic and personal to the client. Once described by a client as someone who “...magically transforms ordinary spaces and humble materials into places of poetic beauty”, Marianne is driven to infuse meaning into her work as well as to delight and surprise. It is the stretching of creative muscle that allows marianne amodio architecture studio to focus on design solutions that explore alternative ways of home ownership and dwelling. Their residential sector centers on multi-family residential buildings, micro co-housing, and custom multi-family homes. This practice is based on the principle that living smarter is better than living bigger. Marianne believes that through creative thinking, we can craft solutions that speak to today's issues of affordability, to social and environmental sustainability; and to our drive toward a sharing economy.  

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK Vancouver, 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 16, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part II

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part II
Reframing Housing in Vancouver

Part II 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 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm-5:00pm
Admission: $15 General | $13 Seniors & Students | $11 MOV Members | A limited number of subsidized tickets are available, contact Paul Carr for more information.
Get Tickets: https://connectedcitynov16.eventbrite.ca 

As Albert Einstein famously recognized, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” Tomorrow’s leaders know that if we want to fashion our rapidly changing world into the brighter future we envision, it’s time to try something new. The Museum of Vancouver and Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LOHA) invite THNK Vancouver to facilitate a workshop to explore what it means to reframe our most personal environment – our home. This is a rare opportunity to reexamine our entrenched perceptions of what “home” means. Participants will examine how the form and function of housing plays out in many of today’s complex social issues. By utilizing a Reframing Technique, we'll endeavor to develop new perspectives with which to address these problems.

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.

THNK Vancouver is a C-School that combines venture design and innovation leadership. We drive high-impact collaborations with high-performing global leaders.

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City is presented in partnership with Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, Generation Squeeze, marianne amodio architecture studio, THNK Vancouver, 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 22, 2014 / 7:00 PM
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 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 | $11 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 Vancouver, 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 30, 2014 / 2:30 PM
Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV

Design Sundays: Housing for a Connected City Part IV
Connected Housing 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 | $11 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 Vancouver, 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.