Audain Art Museum Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

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Whistler's Audain Art Museum is about to celebrate it's one year anniversary this March but it feels like much longer. The museum has transitioned into the community well and provided tourists and locals with world-class art and events and this year is going to be no different. The Audain Art Museum is hosting several special exhibitions and events this year and they've already started! From guided tours to yoga, there's something for everybody.

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Art Exhibitions

Fred Herzog: Shadowlands

Current - May 22, 2017

Comprised of 18 distinctive photographs that have never before been assembled. Shadowlands offers insight into another world documented by Herzog, one in which light and dark are incorporated to complement and narrate a unique moment in time, natural environment and surrounding artwork in both indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Matisse: Drawings

Opening Saturday, February 25

Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum in collaboration with The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.

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Yoga at the Audain

February 21 & March 14 | 6 - 7:15pm

Nourish the soul with a yoga practice set amongst the inspiring artwork of the Audain Art Museum. Qualified yoga instructors will lead you through flowing sessions that center on the confluence of art and yoga. Each session will focus on the energy of a different gallery or artist. Classes are welcome to all ages and are suitable for all levels, but be aware it's drop-in only and space is limited within the gallery, so be sure to arrive early.

Museum Tours

Walk and Talk Series

Private Tours are available upon request

Knowledgeable and friendly docents will provide visitors with an introduction to the Audain Art Museum and the treasures that are housed within our picturesque setting. Visitors will be encouraged to explore the galleries afterwards.

One-hour tours offered on:

  • Wednesdays at 1pm
  • Thursdays and Fridays at 3pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and 3pm

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Kids Konnect Tours

February 18 & March 18 | 10:30am and 12pm 

Make your way out to the museum with the kids for this all ages tour that has been designed and tailored to engage children. The whimsical and enlightening guide will lead families on tours of the Permanent Collection. Activities, games and movement bring the works of art to life, encouraging new ways of looking and thinking about the world around us. Free for Museum Members and with admission.

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Audain Art Museum One-derful Gala

Come celebrate the Audain Art Museum's first birthday with a gala. This one-derful gala is taking place at the Westin Resort & Spa and will include a beautiful meal, fabulous entertainment, a spectacular auction along with our signature chocolate and scotch bar. To buy tickets to One-derful Gala go to

Permanent Collection of BC Art

The Audain Art Museum's Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia.Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Permanent Collection contains one of the world's finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. 

The collection includes The Crazy Stair, a painting by Emily Carr which recently sold at auction for a record breaking $3.3 million. This price was the highest ever paid for an Emily Carr at auction, the highest for a work by a Canadian woman artist and the fourth most expensive work at an art auction in Canada.

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In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson, Rodney Graham, and Stan Douglas, among others.

Check out more of the upcoming events this 2017!

Photos by Tourism Whistler/ Andrew Strain / Justa Jeskova

Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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