Take a cultural journey through Whistler; resort welcomes Audain Art Museum this fall

Published on : Friday, July 24, 2015

Audain Art MuseumA cultural journey is ingrained in the Whistler experience, with arts and culture woven into the community’s tapestry.

 

The resort boasts a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a multitude of offerings, from poetry readings to live art battles and photography showdowns, to orchestras in the park, public art displays, gallery exhibits and more.

 

A new and exciting art installment for the area is the soon-to-open Audain Art Museum, founded by Vancouver home builder/art connoisseur Michael Audain.

 

The Audain Art Museum will hold a vast collection of British Columbian produced artwork, including one of Canada’s most impressive Emily Carr collections, including ‘The Crazy Stair’, recently sold at auction for a record breaking $3.3 million. Renowned Vancouver photographer Jeff Wall will host the inaugural display in the museum’s temporary exhibition space, which will feature an ever-changing range of exhibits from leading museum’s across the globe. The Audain Art Museum – Whistler’s newest cultural attraction – is scheduled to open November 21, 2015.

 

Whistler locals and visitors have been enjoying the array of live music, art and entertainment thanks toArtWalk 2015, running until August 31. The summer series features the work of more than 60 local artists, across pop-up and traditional galleries, roving performances and outdoor art exhibitions throughout the resor

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