Nature's Medicine: Mixed Media Creativity Workshop
Sunday, September 22, 2019

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 Squamish 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.
Only a few spots remain! Register now.
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. Drinks and appetizers served and books available for purchase.
Orange Shirt Day at MOV
Monday, September 30, 2019

Wear an orange shirt to remember the legacy of residential schools, and to show your support for a reconciled future.

On Monday, September 30th, 2019 show us your orange shirt and receive complimentary admission to Museum of Vancouver! Shirts available for purchase at Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @ MOV .
Backyard Garden Cooking Workshop
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Vancouver culinary and hospitality director, Robert Sung, invites you to learn new Asian recipes that make use of common vegetables you can draw from your own garden and fridge. As the 2019 summer garden season comes to a close Robert will be harvesting various MOV garden vegetables to prepare recipes featured at our cooking workshop. Learn how easy local vegetables are to prepare, cook and creatively use for meals.

Robert will demonstrate preparation of the following dishes: Asian Burritos, Napa Cabbage Cole Slaw, and Stir-Fry Bok Choy with Shrimp. Tasting is a major part of developing taste buds and appreciation for ethnic cuisine. Bring an appetite so you're prepared to sample these dishes.
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 brings a new line to bear on the role of art as part of children’s knowledge, identity, and experiences of Indian Residential and Day Schools. Through paintings, drawings, sewing, beading, drumming, singing, and drama produced by children and youth who attended schools in British Columbia and Manitoba the exhibition seeks to contribute in vital and new ways to dialogues and initiative about truth telling, reconciliation, and redress in Canada.
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view

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. 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.
Haida Now: A Visual Feast of Innovation and Tradition
Daily Gallery Tours at 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

The Museum of Vancouver , in partnership with the University of British Columbia , presents to you a garden exhibit on the front lawn of the museum that is inspired by the multicultural backyard gardens of Vancouver. We recognize that food has and continues to be a medium for civic engagement for migrant communities across the city. This experiential and inclusive garden exhibit celebrates the often untold stories of the backyard gardening community. We’re bringing the backyard to the forefront!
Foncie Pulice of Foncie's Fotos photographed the democracy of Vancouver's sidewalks from the corner of Robson and Granville. A large number of his photographs are still on display within our permanent history galleries at MOV!

"My Nonna first showed me this photo of her and my grandfather back in 2013, when the Museum of Vancouver was exhibiting a huge collection of Foncie's photos. The stories that accompanied it were endless and painted a vivid picture of this incredible city at that time. That's why artefacts like these are so important in my opinion. They're not just objects, they're vessels for stories and experiences."

Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver!
Brendan Brooks, Operations Manager

Whether it’s helping clients put together an intimate wedding or organizing an exhibition opening with hundreds of guests, Brendan’s role as Operations Manager at MOV puts him at the centre of most of the events that take place at the museum.

To Brendan, a museum is more than just an exhibition space: “They’re spaces that have the ability to have cultural reflection and to promote really looking back through history to ask the question – what actually makes this city a city? They are places that showcase elements that bind us together and, ultimately, drive us forward.”

Interested in using MOV as your next event space?
George Littlechild - Sacred Honouring, Sacred Blessing
October 5-19, 2019

Titled Sacred Honouring, Sacred Blessing this forthcoming exhibition will be on display at Lattimer Gallery & Gifts at MOV and will feature over ten new works. From large-format oil paintings that measure 36” x 36” to smaller mixed media compositions, the pieces in this show are both visually striking and poignant.

George Littlechild has pieces in both public and private collections across Canada, and he has won some of the top Arts awards in the country, such as the Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Art Award. While his skills are diverse – he has written five books and taught at several institutions in Western Canada – he is widely known for his colourful paintings and mixed media compositions that explore social issues and the Cree concept of Wahkomkanak, which means “our ancestors”.
Haida Eagle - Copper Framed Art Card by Bill Reid

These embossed foil art cards are based on the silkscreen prints that Bill Reid completed in the 1970s and 1980s. Each art card comes framed with information on the artist and design on the back of the piece. Each framed card measures 13 1/2" tall by 11" wide. Eagle is a symbol of pride and friendship.

Check out the Lattimer Gallery & Gifts 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.
Shop West 4th Presents...
Fashion on West 4th
September 19 - 22
Enjoy a weekend of shopping and culture in Kitsilano! Shop on West 4th Avenue before or after your visit to Museum of Vancouver this weekend. Celebrate fall-fashion all weekend long with in-store parties at more than 25 stores on West 4th Ave. Think deals, give-aways, djs, discounts, fashion shows & the best in fall fashion! Each participating location will offer the coveted West 4th Tote-bag as a gift.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation presents...
Grandview Heritage Tour
Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Grandview and Commercial Drive neighbourhood is one of Vancouver’s earliest suburbs and has been shaped by decades of history. A diverse area and a popular spot to call home for many new immigrants in the past, Grandview today is an energetic, multi-cultural neighbourhood full of historic places, architectural heritage, well-utilized community spaces and legacy businesses. This fall we will offer a chance to tour a number of heritage spaces in the Grandview area, each telling a unique part of the story. The stops are located between East Hastings Street and East 1st Avenue, and between Clark Drive and Nanaimo Street. More Information.
National Geographic Live Presents...
Standing at the Water’s Edge with Cristina Mittermeier
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Photojournalist Cristina Mittermeier knows the power of water: the power to give life when it is respected, and the power to destroy when it is misused. During her time with the Kayapó people in the Amazon, she documented a society that relied on their local waterway to survive — and found their way of life threatened by a massive new dam. In British Columbia, she found First Nations protecting their sacred headwaters, and in Hawaii, a new community of indigenous peoples seeking to reclaim their connection to the sea. She learned that one concept bound these three disparate communities together: “Enoughness,” or taking only what you need. More Information.
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.