Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sold out - Block Printmaking Workshop

Design your own block print cards in this instructional workshop that includes carving, colour mixing and a lesson about Coast Salish artists use of negative and positive space!

Artist Atheana Picha of Kwantlen First Nation will guide you through block print making techniques to create your own designed cards. Using safety cut blocks you will carve designs that will produce lovely prints on blank cards. Participants should also anticipate mixing their own ink colours, providing unique and creative ways to highlight your beautiful designs. Each participant will leave with a set of cards and new found appreciation for Coast Salish use and execution of negative and positive spaces in their art practice. Participants do not require previous experience in block printing or in ink design.

This workshop has sold out.

Thursday, August 29, 2019


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.


Monday, September 2, 2019

September long at MOV!

Enjoy this last summer weekend at MOV and get admission to the galleries for only $5 on Monday, September 2, 2019 all day long (10-5pm)!

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.

Check out our Wild Things exhibition before it closes at the end of September! The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.

Be sure to also 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.

It has never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #SeptemberLong2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV

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Tuesday, September 3, 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!


Thursday, September 19, 2019

exhibition tour - Wild things: The Power of Nature in our lives

Join co-curators Lee Beavington and Viviane Gosselin on an extended tour of MOV's immersive narrative based exhibition that explores our relationship with wildlife and the natural world.

This informative tour will consider the premise of the project and the process that guided the exhibition concept, including its thematic concerns and design solutions. Nature experience, ecopsychology, place-based learning, and ecology will additionally be explored via stories of nature encounters in our region, with an emphasis on how urban centres are inextricably tied to the lives of plants and animals. Don't miss this opportunity to explore this respected exhibition before its close along side the curators who assisted in the development of its collective ideas and concepts.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Nature's Medicine: Mixed Media Creativity Workshop

Create your own nature inspired mixed media piece in this creativity workshop. Using stencils, collage papers, and printed imagery of ferns, ravens, eagles and beyond you will create a layered piece of art that incorporates tactile textures and language.

Instructor Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, will share teachings from her Squamish ancestry; learn how the Sqaumish Nation connects to the land, animals, and birds. Melanie will guide you through a meditation to connect with the imagery for your piece and lead you step by step in its creation. You will leave with your own uniquely expressed piece that you can hang on your own wall or offer as a gift. Relax and enjoy yourself in this welcoming workshop held in a safe learning environment.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

Gone is Gone: Book Launch

Join us to celebrate the launch of the newly released children’s book, Gone is Gone: Wildlife Under Threat. If human behaviour is the cause of the wildlife crisis, it can also be the solution. What do endangered animals need, what do people do to help wildlife survive, and how can you act for the wild before it is too late? The richly illustrated book with foreword by Jane Goodall informs and inspires readers of all ages to take small steps toward big changes for endangered species. Meet author Isabelle Groc, hear stories from the field, learn about local conservation. Last chance to view MOV’s Wild Things exhibition! Drinks and appetizers served and books available for purchase.

If you are interested in attending this event please email to get on the invite list.

An official invite will be sent out shortly.

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