Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2019


Vancouver Biennale, in partnership with Museum of Vancouver, present Weaving Cultural Identities a multipurposed project that brings Indigenous and Islamic communities together in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories.

As an extension of the first phase of Weaving Cultural Identities, Threads Through Time six renowned Musqueam and Squamish weavers were invited to engage in conversations on ways in which land has been colonized, shared and demarcated. Through these reflections, the weavers have created five individual, unique 8 x 4 feet panels which serve to channel their experience of the land and the voices of their ancestors. Inspired by this dialogue and in honoring these experiences, a team of weavers from the Musqueam, Squamish­­­ and Tsleil-Waututh Nations working with jacquard weavers and a designer collaborated to create a large border which will hold these panels together. Ultimately a 31 x 15-foot rug will be created as a symbol and product of this intercommunity exchange.

In the days leading up to the June 27th Biennale public opening in Vanier Park, the varied yet unified parts of this rug will come together in a stitching ceremony at Museum of Vancouver between 24th and 27th June 2019. The weavers and other textile artists will engage in free-form dialogue whilst joining together these individual stories, in celebration of our differences as well as commonalities.


Thursday, June 27, 2019

Happy Hour Choir Series YVR Pop Choir and Highs and Lows

Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic Joyce Walley Room. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset!

Pay What You Can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).

First come, first served seating arrangement.

Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Canada Day at mov!

We’re celebrating Canada Day this year by offering $2 admission all day long (10-5 pm)!

Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now. Limited spaces available.
Delve into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city in Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives!
Be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.

Its never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #CanadaDay2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Seniors Day at mov!

The first Tuesday of every month is $5 admission for seniors (65+). 

Marvel at the luxuries brought to Vancouver in the early 1900s like furniture, cars, and attire. Visit a retro beauty parlour, explore historic childhood memorabilia, and learn about the successful Asahi baseball team.

Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a Ford Fairlane, and play the jukebox in a classic Vancouver diner, complete with vintage pop bottles and neon signs!


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Medicine Card Workshop

Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning.

Medicine Cards are personal expressive artifacts that help people heal and build self-esteem through a creative process. This workshop is for those who want to enjoy a creative activity while engaging in conversation about finding more balance in their lives. Melanie Rivers will lead you through steps to create your own personalized set of Medicine Cards. She will additionally share wellness teachings from her Squamish culture.

Admission: $60 General Admission, *$50 MOV Members.


Saturday, July 13, 2019

Seáw Walking Tour

Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known.

In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.

The lives and stories of the families and what happened following their forced eviction is not well known or told.

On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

In partnership with Indian Summer Festival.

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