There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools
Now on view!

The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce its newest feature exhibition  There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools. 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.

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.
The Strata of Many Truths
On View until Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Strata of Many Truths , an exhibition by  Roxanne Charles  as part of  Capture Photography Festival  is now on view at  Museum of Vancouver ! The exhibition draws inspiration from archival photographs of Indigenous children from the St. Mary’s Indian Residential School, in Mission, BC, to create an art installation in conversation with MOV's newest exhibit There Is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Indian Day Schools.
Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Learn about local bald eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles. This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles. The Foundation’s current research on tracking tagged eagles will be displayed illustrating the migration paths and present positions of eagles as they move through their annual cycle around the Pacific Northwest region. Volunteers will also be happy to answer any and all questions about these extraordinary birds of prey.
Free with admission to the museum.
MOV Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring West End Chamber Choir & Rhythm ‘n’ Roots
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Explore our feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our auditorium. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement. Featuring West End Chamber Choir  &  Rhythm ‘n’ Roots Admission is   pay what you can.  Come early, enjoy our feature exhibitions! – The concert may start at 7:00 pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00 pm!
Seniors Day at MOV
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The first Tuesday of every month is  $5 admission for seniors (65+). Enjoy the big city lights of Vancouver and catch a glimpse of the city from the 1950s through to the 1970s with this extraordinary collection of neon signs.
April Showers bring Magnolia Flowers to Museum of Vancouver!
Familiar Faces: Getting to know the people behind Museum of Vancouver! #NationalVolunteerWeek
Nancy Hawkins, Education Volunteer

Museum of Vancouver ’s success and impact depends on the dedication and support of its volunteers. In celebration of National Volunteer Week, MOV is proud to recognize the exponential impact of our volunteers and how they lift our communities.

“I taught for 30 years in Vancouver and I always took my classes here. Now I volunteer at least once a week in educational programming and I get to be with the kids, see where their learning is at, engage with them on a more interactive level, and ultimately have fun. It’s a win-win for all of us! Every year more and more teachers are using the Museum as an essential teaching resource and are seeing the impacts organizations like this make on the city as a community and on their student’s overall learning experience. I love being a part of it.”
- Nancy Hawkins

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Educational School Programs - Discover Vancouver: Grades 2-4

Explore the Vancouver History Galleries on a guided scavenger hunt. Experience the early years with the first movie of Vancouver, get your hair done in the 1940s, listen to the jukebox in the 1950s, and dress in clothing authentic to the 1960s.

 Museum of Vancouver  offers a wide range of facilitated educational programs, including this one, for  elementary school students K to Grade 7, designed to align with British Columbia’s social studies curriculum. Discounted admission rates are also available for secondary and post-secondary groups. 
Haida Now Gallery Tours
Friday-Monday @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.
Lattimer Gallery & Gifts @MOV

Lattimer Gallery has promoted contemporary Northwest Coast Art since 1986 by offering an exciting and diverse collection. It is their continued commitment to encourage and support the emerging and established artists that they represent.  MOV Members  save 10% on Gift Shop Purchases.
Venue Rental: The Joyce Walley Room

The Joyce Walley Room is Museum of Vancouver's multipurpose venue. The space features 13-foot floor-to-ceiling windows making it the ideal location for receptions, meetings, workshops and family events. It has unparalleled views that look out over Vanier Park, English Bay, the West End, Stanley Park and the North Shore mountains through a panoramic wall of glass.
MOV in the Media...

Jeffrey Cook was only eight when he sat down in the Alberni Indian Residential School and painted a raven. Art offered an emotional escape from an often grim life in the residential school system, and a way to connect with culture, he says. More than half a century later, his painting will be displayed in the Museum of Vancouver, part of a new exhibition titled  There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools . Andrea Walsh, who first curated the exhibition in Victoria last September, said the students’ art, and the additional works that provide powerful context, shed important light on life in residential schools.
What's on in the community...
R2R Film Festival presents... Indigenous Spotlight
Sunday, April 7, 2019 – 10:30AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 – 10:00AM & 11:45AM

These storytellers draw us closer to their inner worlds and shine a new light on Indigenous experience and culture. Themes: family, the natural world, honouring traditional knowledge, spiritual worlds. Recommended for grades 5-7. More Information.
Bill Reid Gallery presents... qaʔ yəxʷ - water honours us:
Womxn and Waterways
Tuesday, April 9, Opening Celebration, 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday, April 10, Panel Discussion with Participating Artists, 2pm - 4pm
On view April 10 - October 2, 2019

Water is an essential ingredient for human life - it connects us geographically, culturally, and socially while fueling our bodies and spirits. Guest curators  ReMatriate Collective  reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas. Artists Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot/Cree), Krystle Coughlin (Selkirk), Lindsay Katsitsakataste Delaronde (Mohawk), Alison Marks (Tlingit), Dionne Paul (Nuxalk/Sechelt), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena), Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth), Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo), Veronica Rose Waechter (Gitxsan) and Water Keeper Audrey Siegl (Musqueam) will explore water as a crucial element of creation, its historical uses for survival, and contemporary over-consumption as a threat to sensitive coastal ecosystems. More Information.
SFU Public Square Community Summit: Confronting the Disinformation Age
April 10 – 18, 2019

SFU Public Square’s 7th Community Summit will consider how the proliferation of disinformation is impacting society and challenging our capacity to make informed decisions about our economic, social, and political lives. Through a series of public workshops, lectures, and debates they will co-create strategies to ensure stronger and healthier information ecosystems and stimulate more connected and resilient communities. More Information.

All Community Summit attendees are eligible for a 50% discount to see Museum of Vancouver 's exhibit, There is Truth Here , April 5 - May 31! Simply show MOV visitor services your ticket from any Confronting Disinformation event & receive your discount!
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