The West Vancouver Art Museum is currently closed for installation of our next exhibition. We will re-open on Wednesday, July 28 with Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James, and Austin Harry.

Events & Guided Tours

The West Vancouver Art Museum offers a wide range of programs, including public talks and workshops, school programs and art camps. 

Exhibition

Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James Harry, and Austin Harry


This exhibition features Coast Salish artists Xwalacktun and his sons, James and Austin Harry. In addition to his projects as a commissioned artist, Xwalacktun has worked as a cultural instructor in many school districts throughout the Lower Mainland, creating carvings with students which are displayed at the schools. The artist sees this work as a learning opportunity that supports his efforts at reconciliation.  A selection of these projects will be featured together in the exhibition, alongside preparatory material that demonstrates the design process. Among Xwalacktun’s many students are his two sons, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry


2 p.m.

Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Workshop

WVAM! Drop-in Family Art Project


12–4 p.m.

Please join us for our adapted, in-person WVAM! Family Art Project, which will take place inside on the third floor of the West Vancouver Art Museum. Join us as we make a selection of art projects inspired by our current exhibition. This event requires pre-registration with 30-minute slots given to each family. Each family may bring up to seven people for the activity. The activities are suitable for all ages.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry


11 a.m.

Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry

FREE

Special Event

First Thursday Art Walk


4–8 p.m.

The West Vancouver Art Museum will be open from 12 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 5 as part of the First Thursday Art Walk.

Visitors are welcome to drop by throughout the afternoon and evening and do not need to pre-register.

Listen to live music under our tent outside. 

This event is organized by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.

For more information, visit the West Vancouver Art Council's website.

FREE

Workshop

WVAM! Drop-in Family Art Project


12–4 p.m.

Please join us for our drop-in WVAM! Family Art Project, which will take place in a tent outside of the West Vancouver Art Museum. Join us as we make a selection of art projects inspired by our current exhibition. The activities are suitable for all ages. This event is supported by the West Vancouver Foundation.

FREE

Public Talk

Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry


11 a.m.

Please join us for an Artists' Talk about our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Special Event

Farsi Exhibition Tour: Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry


2 p.m.

Please join us for a Farsi Exhibition Tour of our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Special Event

Mandarin Exhibition Tour: Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.


2 p.m.

Please join us for a Mandarin Exhibition Tour of our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Special Event

Exhibition Closing Reception:  Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry


7-9 p.m.

Please join us for a public Closing Reception for our exhibition, Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James and Austin Harry.

FREE

Exhibition

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland


In 1998, Douglas Coupland published Girlfriend in a Coma, a work of fiction that traces the lives of a group of friends from their teenage years through to middle-age. Set in West Vancouver, the story centers around Karen McNeil, who falls into a coma that lasts 17 years. When she awakens, the friends come together once again to face an impending apocalypse. The novel, which weaves deftly between literary genres, comes with a moral and a warning.
 

FREE