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Kay Meek Arts Centre Speaker's Series: West Vancouver and Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 7:30–8:45 p.m.
Cost: $15 adults, $12 students with valid ID and seniors
Location: Kay Meek Arts Centre, Grosvenor Theatre, 1700 Mathers Avenue

About the talk

The story of modern architecture on the West Coast of British Columbia is inextricably linked to the important relationships between artists, architects, and clients who sought a new way of living, free from the constraints of convention. With its rocky outcrops and expansive ocean views overshadowed by mountains, West Vancouver became a testing ground for new ideas and architectural innovations. In this talk, learn about some of the important architects and creators who shaped the residential architecture of our community from the 1950s to the 1970s.

About the speaker

Hilary Letwin is Acting Museum Administrator/Curator at the West Vancouver Art Museum. She holds a PhD in Art History from Johns Hopkins University. Letwin has held curatorial fellowships at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the British Museum, and has worked at the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Richmond Art Gallery, and the Seymour Art Gallery. Recent exhibitions that she has curated include Saints, Sinners and Souvenirs: Italian Masterworks on Paper (2019) and Talk of the Town: Molly Lamb Bobak (2018) at the Burnaby Art Gallery. 

*Single ticket purchasers: please note that the seat available beside you will NOT be sold to anyone else. It will be taken off-sale to ensure physical distancing.

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