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Place Category: Museums & Heritage Sites
The Audain Art Museum opened in 2016 and was founded by Vancouver home builder and philanthropist Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa. The 56,000 square foot structure is located in Whistler, British Columbia, and was designed by the award-winning architectural firm Patkau Architects.
The Museum’s permanent collection showcases the Art of British Columbia from the late 18th century to present. Anchoring the collection is James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), the most significant contemporary carved cedar Dance Screen in the world. Other highlights include an important collection of 19th and 20th century First Nations masks and works by some of Canada’s most celebrated artists including Emily Carr, E.J. Hughes and the internationally renowned photo-conceptualists Jeff Wall and Stan Douglas.
In addition to the permanent collection the Museum has visiting exhibitions of art from Canada and around the world.