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

A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe


This exhibition explores the career of Takao Tanabe (b. 1926) through work from the collection of the West Vancouver Art Museum and other North Shore public and private collections. A resident of West Vancouver from 1962 until 1967, Tanabe is among Canada’s most eminent painters, recognized for his landscape paintings that bridge the gap between abstraction and realism.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe


11 a.m.

Join us for a free exhibition tour of A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe. These tours require pre-registration and are limited to a maximum capacity of eight people.

FREE

Curatorial Tour

A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe


11 a.m.

Join us for a free exhibition tour of A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe. These tours require pre-registration and are limited to a maximum capacity of eight people.

FREE

Public Talk

Virtual Artist Talk: Takao Tanabe


6–7:30 p.m.

Join us for a Zoom conversation with artist Takao Tanabe presented in partnership with the West Vancouver Memorial Library. To RSVP to this virtual event, please visit the West Vancouver Memorial Library website.
 

FREE

Workshop

WVAM! Drop-in Family Art Project


12–4:15 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, The Spaces Between Us: Jackie Wong. 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

Film Screening

Virtual Film Screening: Landscape as Muse: Takao Tanabe


7:30 p.m.

Please join us for the virtual screening of two films, Landscape is News: Takao Tanabe (2009) and A Work of Art: Takao Tanabe (2010) by Catharine Chesterman presented in partnership with Kay Meek Arts Centre.

FREE - $20.00

Public Talk

Farsi Exhibition Tour: A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe


2 p.m.

Please join us for a free Farsi tour of the current exhibition, A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe.

FREE

Public Talk

Mandarin Exhibition Tour: A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe


11 a.m.

Please join us for a free Mandarin tour of the current exhibition, A Modern Landscape: Takao Tanabe.

FREE

West Coast Modern Home Tour

Virtual Home Tour tickets now available


Tickets are now available for our upcoming Virtual West Coast Modern Home Tour, presented by British Pacific Properties Limited! This year’s fundraiser will be presented as an hour-long film, which will be distributed as a link to all ticket-holders for the premiere on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Join us and explore the history and significance of five private West Vancouver homes, all from the safety of your own home.

$25.00 - $50.00

Exhibition

Balanced Forms: Xwalacktun, James Harry, and Austin Harry


About the exhibition

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