Published on : Friday, April 29, 2016
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Whistler welcomed the much anticipated arrival of Canada’s newest category A art museum, the Audain Art Museum. Thanks to the generosity of Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa, residents and guests of Whistler are able to enjoy their incredible collection of art year round.
Nestled in among the trees in the heart of Whistler, the building itself is simply a work of art. Designed by Patkau Architects and constructed to LEED Gold standards, it is complete with state of the art environmental and security systems that will accommodate travelling exhibitions from major national and international art museums. Home to a permanent collection of more than 200 pieces of art, which includes one of the world’s finest historical First Nations mask collections that spans more than 200 years, two dozen Emily Carr art works, Canada’s most important collection of works by post-war modernist E.J. Hughes representing aspects of life in British Columbia, and Vancouver photo-conceptualists including Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace. To ensure there is always a reason to come back they will rotate temporary exhibitions opening with a collection of Mexican Modernist works by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, known as Los Trés Grandes.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is honoured to be named one of the exclusive catering partners. “We could not be more excited to partner with such a new and extraordinary venue,” says Joerg Rodig, General Manager. “Groups will experience incredible events with a world class art museum that doubles as an offsite venue and our culinary team’s skillful creations.”