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.
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 Sqaumish 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.
Spaces are limited. Register early.
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 marketing@museumofvancouver.ca
Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives
On view until September 29, 2019!

Don't miss your chance to see the wonders of Wild Things one last time before it closes at the end of this month! 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.
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.
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!
Educational School Programs: Resilience & Reconciliation

Play a game in our c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city exhibition. Learn about the impact of colonization on the Musqueam First Nation, how they resisted assimilative policies, and the Museum’s role in the reconciliation process. Test your critical thinking skills through a hands-on workshop where you’ll design a museum exhibit. Gain a deeper understanding of traditional and contemporary culture of the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations.

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.
Did you know? MOV offers Private Gallery Tours!

We are currently offering private tours of three exhibitions:  Cesna?em: the city before the city Haida Now , and  There is Truth Here . Tours can be booked to cover one or two of the exhibitions above. Tours range from 45mins - 1hour (+ time for questions) and can be tailored to suit the interests of the group. Fees include a discounted group admission rate + a flat fee of $65.00 for the tour.

Reserve your private tour today:
Understanding Northwest Coast Jewelry - Book by Alex Dawkins

With a foreword from award-winning artist, Corrine Hunt, this simple yet impeccably researched book elucidates and builds respect for Indigenous jewelry of the Northwest Coast, and explores the context in which it is produced. It contains over 100 color images and over 60 maker’s marks.

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.
MEC presents...
HUB Cycling’s Bike the Night
Saturday, September 7, 2019

On Saturday, September 7th, HUB Cycling is hosting a very unique experience and wants you to be part of it. They will be opening up 10km of downtown streets, including the Burrard Street Bridge, exclusively for two-wheeled participants. Tunes and pop up dance parties included!

This family-friendly event kicks off at 6pm at Sunset Beach with a pre-ride festival featuring music, food trucks, free basic bike tune-ups, games and tons of giveaways and prizes. Grab a group, deck out your bike and when the sun goes down, join thousands in lighting up Vancouver by bike! More Information.
UBC’s Social Justice Institute presents...
Healing Justice Workshop with Grace Ndiritu
September 9 -13, 2019

As part of the The Global Condition Working Group current working theme Catastrophe (ecological, economic, sociopolitical). Grace Ndiritu will lead a week long workshop entitled Healing Justice and will focus on bringing spirituality and activism methodologies together. This week long workshop will involve working with academics, students, and artists based in the Vancouver area. MOV is pleased to be involved in this project, and will be hosting Grace Ndiritu’s Artist Talk on September 9 th  at 6pm. For more information concerning this event, and the week long workshop: click here.

Questions regarding participation can be addressed to:
Manuel Piña: manuel.pina@ubc.ca
Guadalupe Martinez: guadalupe.martinez@ubc.ca
We acknowledge that the city of Vancouver is on the shared, unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.