Audain Art Museum
What is Whistler’s newest artistic hot spot? The Audain Art Museum, housing a permanent collection of art from British Columbia. An outstanding collection of nineteenth century First Nations masks, as well as an extraordinary collection of paintings by Emily Carr, can also be seen here. One of her paintings, The Crazy Stair, was bought by Michael Audain in 2014, for the incredible sum of 3.3$! And works of some of Canada’s post war artists like Jack Shadbolt, E.J. Hughes and Gordon Smith, can also be viewed. It also hosts exhibitions from prominent museums all over the world. A daily ‘Walk and Talk’ guided tour, as well as monthly ‘Lunch and Learn’ talks, help inhabitants and visitors to educate themselves on these masterpieces.
“My wife Yoshi and I built this museum as a home for our art. Being a homebuilder, that is the way I look at it. I have spent 40 years collecting the art of this province, not originally with the idea of building an art museum, but simply Yoshi and I cherished the privilege of living with the rich visual artistic heritage of British Columbia, the land we have come to love,” said Michael Audain who co-established this museum in 2012.
And of course, the Audain Art Museum is more than just a building with pictures on the wall. Pip Campbell, editor of The Insider in Whistler, gave 7 reasons to support this statement.
7 Reasons to visit the Audain Art Museum
- The building is mighty impressive
- It is a combined art, culture and history lesson
- It can be appreciated without having obtained a degree in fine arts
- It is literally on your door step
- It is a low cost family outing
- It is a next level in Whistler’s art and culture field
- It is a fresh fund of creativity for artists and up-coming artists
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This log home is located on Blueberry Hill, a 5 minutes’ drive from Whistler Village. The unique chalet is built around a full sized carved totem pole and pays tribute to Canada’s First Nation’s heritage. Ceiling high windows in the living and dining area provide spectacular views.
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