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 (Rick Harry) 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 that are displayed at the schools. Xwalacktun sees this work as a learning opportunity that supports his efforts at reconciliation. A selection of these projects are featured together in the exhibition, alongside preparatory material that demonstrates his design process.

FREE

Workshop

Please join us for our WVAM! Drop-In on September 25


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

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.

Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot here

FREE

Special Event

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


7-9 p.m.

Note: This event has been cancelled. 

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

FREE

Exhibition

Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring


The West Vancouver Art Museum is pleased to present this exhibition featuring new work by Bobbie Burgers, including two new series of works on paper and two free-standing sculptures. Forced to create on a smaller and in a more contained way during the initial COVID lockdown, Burgers turned to paper and less paint to continue her practice at home. On her return to her studio, she continued to work with paper far more frequently, not just as a substrate, but in her collage and sculpture too.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring


2 p.m.


Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring.
Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot here.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring


11 a.m.


Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring.
Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot here.

FREE

Workshop

Please join us for our WVAM! Drop-In on October 30


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

Curatorial Tour

Farsi Exhibition Tour: Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring


2 p.m.


Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring.
Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot here.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

Mandarin Exhibition Tour: Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring


2 p.m.


Please join us for a Curator’s Tour of our exhibition, Bobbie Burgers: The Hard Work of Spring.
Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your spot here.

FREE

Workshop

Please join us for our WVAM! Drop-In on November 27


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

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