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

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 centres 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

Curatorial Tour

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland


2 pm

Join us for a free in-person curatorial tour of the West Vancouver Art Museum’s current exhibition, Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland.

Registration is not required. Visitors are welcome to drop in to this tour.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland


10 am

Join us for a free in-person curatorial tour of the West Vancouver Art Museum’s current exhibition, Rabbit Lane: Douglas Coupland.

Registration is not required. Visitors are welcome to drop in to this tour.

FREE

Workshop

WVAM Family Art Project


12—4 pm

On the last Saturday of every month, the WVAM Family Art Project invites families to drop in to the museum’s activities room for a free afternoon art workshop. All art supplies are provided.

This workshop is generously supported by the West Vancouver Foundation.

Registration is not required. Visitors are welcome to drop in to this program.

FREE

Exhibition

A Twist of the Rules: The Architecture of Paul Merrick


A resident of West Vancouver for six decades, architect Paul Merrick has had a significant hand in shaping the skylines of West Vancouver, Vancouver, Victoria, and far beyond. He studied architecture at UBC and worked initially with Ron Thom at Thompson, Berwick and Pratt. Becoming Practice Chair there, he designed significant residential and commercial projects, such as Cathedral Place, in Vancouver.

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

Panel Discussion with the West Coast Modern League


7—9 pm

Location: The Polygon Gallery
Cost: by donation
Tickets: available soon

This in-person panel discussion will be presented with the West Coast Modern League, as part of our West Coast Modern Week programming. Panellists will feature a multi-disciplinary group of design experts who will critically contextualize the relationship between mid-century West Coast Modernism and contemporary architectural and design practices in order to further analyze whether West Coast Modernism was a historical movement or if it is still relevant in practice today.

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

West Coast Modern Week Film Screening


7:30—8:45 pm

A West Vancouver Art Museum and Kay Meek Arts Centre Co-presentation

Location: Kay Meek Arts Centre, Grosvenor Theatre
Cost: Adults $15; seniors/students $12
Tickets: In-person,available here; online streaming, available here
 

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

Cocktail Party at a Private Residence


7—9 pm

It's time to party with cocktails and canapés poolside!

Celebrate West Coast Modern Week and the 16th annual West Coast Modern Home Tour: the West Vancouver Art Museum is delighted to welcome you to a cocktail party at a private West Vancouver home, designed by BattersbyHowat Architects.

Tickets: available here, or call 604-925-7270 and quote #124822 to register

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

Annual Barry Downs Lecture Series: “The B.C. Idiom” Revisited: Contemporary Domestic Architecture in the Age of Upheaval


7:30—8:15 pm

A West Vancouver Art Museum and Kay Meek Arts Centre Co-presentation

Location: Kay Meek Arts Centre, Grosvenor Theatre
Cost: Adults $25; seniors/students $22
Tickets: In-person, available here; online streaming, available here

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

The 16th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour with After-party


12—6 pm

Location: West Vancouver
Time: Tour 124 p.m.; After-party 46 p.m.

FREE

West Coast Modern Week

West Coast Jazz with the Cory Weeds Sextet


2—3:15 pm

Location: West Vancouver Memorial Library, Rooftop Garden
Time: 23:15 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: Free
More info: Visit the library's website 

FREE