Block Printmaking Workshop
Sunday, August 25, 2019

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. Spaces are limited. Register early.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring C anto Vivo and VOC Gospel Choir
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Explore our 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. Featuring Canto Vivo and VOC Gospel Choir .   Admission is   pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.
Exhibition Tour - Wild Things: The Power of Nature In Our Lives
Thursday, September 19, 2019

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.
Gone is Gone: Book Launch
Thursday, September 26, 2019

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.
This workshop has sold out - Stay tuned for more garden workshops coming up!
Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection
On display until August 19, 2019 in the MOV Studio

The Museum of Vancouver is excited to present, with the Canadian Society for Asian Arts (CSAA) Dragon Jars and Lotus Bowls: Asian Ceramics from the Jean Mackay Fahrni Collection. This MOV-CSAA collaboration features Asian ceramics from the Jean MacKay Fahrni collection, generously donated to the Museum in 1992 by the Hongkong Bank of Canada and contains many pieces that have not been publicly displayed.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view until September 29, 2019!

The  Museum of Vancouver  and  Nature Vancouver  proudly present the illuminating exhibition,  Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives  . This exhibition delves 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. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowdsourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation.
There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
On view until January 2020!

There is Truth Here focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended the Inkameep Day School (Okanagan), St Michael’s Indian Residential School (Alert Bay); the Alberni Indian Residential School (Vancouver Island) and Mackay Indian Residential School (Manitoba). The focus of the exhibition is not on the schools themselves, but upon witnessing the experiences of the survivors as conveyed through their childhood artworks – for some the only surviving material from their childhoods.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Daily Gallery Tours - 11:30
and 1:30

Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition  features an unparalleled collection of Haida art, boasting more than 450 works.  Local Haida Artists shared their insights and knowledge about the art pieces, providing visitors with the opportunity to experience a powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people while gaining greater appreciation for the role museums can play in the reconciliation movement.
Join the discussion! Tell us what reconciliation means to you and tag @museumofvan + #MOVRealConciliation on Instagram or Twitter. View posts.
MOV Backyard Garden

Get Involved!
We invite you to co-create this exhibit with us by sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening. Visit us in person at the garden, or join the conversation online using the hashtag #movbygardens and tag @museumofvan.

Let us know:
  • What are you growing in your backyards?
  • Any veggies that reflect your cultural heritage?
  • What are your favourite garden plants and recipes?
  • Have any fun gardening tips you’d like to share?
  • Have any mysterious seeds from your family or neighbours?
  • What’s the coolest or most unique plant you’ve ever grown?

Interested in joining our online gardening community?
Join our Facebook Group to join in the conversation while sharing your family stories, recipes and knowledge around food and gardening with others! Click Here.
Chloë Angus Design Stone Modern - Cocoon Cardigan

Check out Lattimer Gallery & Gifts' new online shop! You will find a variety of high quality Northwest Coast art and giftware, as well as Vancouver-themed gifts from popular brands and local companies.
Introducing the MOV + HRMSC Coffee Cart!

Enjoy delicious and fresh brewed coffee, a curated selection of baked goods, and ice cold drinks. The cart is located in front of the Lattimer Gallery Gift Shop , just behind the front desk at Museum of Vancouver , and is open during regular museum hours!
Add Cultural Cache and Breathtaking Views to any Occasion!

The Museum of Vancouver is one of Vancouver’s top cultural attractions, situated within Vanier Park between Kitsilano Beach and Granville Island . Our unique venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting a myriad of special events. Our dedicated rentals team will help you explore various options and floor plans to create a seamless and memorable event. 
Vancouver Mural Festival
August 1 – 10, 2019

The 4th annual Vancouver Mural Festival ends today! Through the creation of permanent large-scale public murals, they provide a platform for Vancouver's diverse art scene to contribute to the city’s cultural legacy for years to come. The annual festival takes place for a week in August in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, and the festival organizers work throughout the year with neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland to highlight the local culture and vibrance of their area. Learn More.
TAIWANfest 2019 presents...
Taiwan new DNA exhibition
August 31 - September 2, 2019

The issues that Indigenous people face are not the issues of others. Instead, they are Taiwan’s issues, which are also our issues! Before the Qing emigration to Taiwan in the 17th century, the Indigenous people had been living in Taiwan for over 8000 years. After changing eras, people from different backgrounds immigrated to and settled in Taiwan. However, colonial history had caused indigenous people to abandon their culture, drifting themselves away from their roots. Many Taiwanese Indigenous people grow up in the city, distancing themselves from their traditional language, music, cultural customs, and their way of life. Learn More.
Italian Cultural Centre presents...
Brides: Portrait of A Marriage
June 27 - September 30, 2019

Fairytales always end with a wedding and then the “and they lived happily ever after.” Like the opening sentence “Once upon a time” these stories remind us that references to reality, time and complicated emotions are not the domain of passion and romance. Yet, despite our post-modern suspicion of traditional narratives, weddings remain a popular ending for romantic stories.

In art, a shift in perspective can be a powerful tool for examining and conveying ideas. In this series the artists have taken iconic images associated with marriage and endowed them with alternate meanings to shatter our preconceived notions about marriage, the bride and the most recognizable of all bridal images, the wedding dress. Learn More.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.