ISSUE 7, October, 2016
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Last chance to see Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery - Closing on October 10
               Santiago El Grande. Dali, Salvador, 1957. Oil on canvas. Gift of The Sir James Dunn Foundation

Don't miss out! Closing on Monday, October 10 Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery features exquisite paintings by Cranach, Freud, Gainsborough, Constable, Matisse, Reynolds, Sargent, Sisley and Turner; and by prominent historical Canadian artists such as Krieghoff, Carr, Milne and members of the Group of Seven. A highlight of the exhibition is Salvador Dali’s monumental paintingSantiago El Grande. The Museum is the only BC venue for this exciting exhibition. 
Cornucopia Event: Artistic Expressions 
Photo: Gadbois Photography 

Cornucopia Event: Artistic Expressions 

On Saturday, November 19 join us for an outstanding cultural experience to support the Museum's educational programs.  

Hosted by Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa this evening will feature the best of British Columbia’s visual and culinary arts. A private tour of the Museum is complimented by a culinary adventure designed by the Collective Kitchen. It will be comprised of a reception, three course dinner with a guided wine pairing sponsored by Fort Berens Estate Winery. 

Saturday, November 19
Time: 7pm 
Note: Purchase your tickets for this exceptional evening at:
Fall 2016 Special Exhibition Program 
Kimono. Silk satin damask; gold and silk thread; silver. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Collection. Gift of Yoshiko Karasawa and Mrs. Suzuki. SC1056. Pascal Grandmaison and Marie-Claire Blaise La Vie Abstraite: Espace Du Silence, (still), 2016. Courtesy of the artists and Galerie Rene Blouin.

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru and Intersections: Contemporary Artist Films

Building on an outstanding seven months of operations, two special exhibitions are the focus of the Audain Art Museum Fall 2016 exhibition program and highlight the historical practices of Geisha in Japan and critical explorations of contemporary issues in Canada.

From Geisha to Diva: The Kimono of Ichimaru.  October 22, 2016 - January 9, 2017
Opening on October 22  this exhibition provides a glimpse into the lives of women who were icons of Japanese culture through their professional practice of entertaining wealthy men in Japan. Steeped in rich traditions, personal objects on display serve as an interpretation of this occupation and include kimono and objects from Japan’s most famous Geisha, Ichimaru.

Intersections: Contemporary Artist Films. October 29, 2016 - February 6, 2017
Curated by Darrin Martens, Audain Art Museum’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chief Curator this exhibition is made up of a series of films that explore important intersecting themes of time, space, place as well as larger global social narratives related to the environment and the migration of peoples and ideas. The exhibition includes work by Matilda Aslizadeh, Patrick Bernatchez, Stan Douglas, Pascal Grandmaison and Marie-Claire Blais, Lisa Jackson, Fiona Tan and Althea Thauberger.
Photo: Justin Frost

Reminder: Collecting Contemporary Art

"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.” – Sir Winston Churchill 

Join Laing Brown, a noted art collector, Audain Art Museum Board Member and Chair of the Acquisitions Committee for a public multimedia presentation where he will discuss his Top 10 Collecting "Rules" for contemporary art. Laing will also address some complex art world issues including: What is Art?, 10 Ideas That Changed What Art Is and Why Collect Contemporary Art.

Laing Brown is an External Advisor to the Acquisitions Committee of the National Gallery of Canada, Trustee of the Jack & Doris Shadbolt Foundation, past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Art Gallery, past President of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, and CEO of BrownArtConsulting, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 7 pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission.
Public Programs

Photo: Michael Allen

Family Studio Sunday: Bewildering Bears 

Are you wild about bears? Join BC artist Doria Moodie as she guides you through the creation of your own bear-inspired artwork that explores the relationship that we all have with these magnificent animals. Through the exploration of colour-mixing, textured painting and unique stenciling, this will be a session you don’t want to miss!

Sunday, October 16
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members. Children under 16 are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply. 

Notes: This program is by drop-in only, no registration is required. Space is limited. 

Photo: Audain Art Museum

Yoga at the Audain
Nourish the soul with a yoga practice set amongst the inspiring Permanent Collection and special exhibitions of the Audain Art Museum. Talented and experienced yoga instructors will lead you through a flowing class that centers on the confluence of art and yoga. Each session will focus on the energy of a different gallery or artist. Classes are suitable for all levels.

Tuesday, October 18
Time: 6 - 7:15pm 
Cost: $15 + GST
Notes: Drop-in only. Please be aware that space is limited.

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Kids Konnect Tour

Our whimsical and enlightening docents will lead families on tours of the Permanent Collection that have been designed and tailored to engage children. Activities, games and movement bring the works of art to life, encouraging new ways of looking and thinking about the world around us.

Saturday, October 15
Time: 10:30am and 12pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission


Photo: Audain Art Museum

Walk and Talk Series

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

Tours offered on:
Wednesdays: 1pm
Thursdays and Fridays: 3pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 1pm and 3pm
Cost: Free for Museum Members and with admission

Private Tours are available upon request

A Museum Membership Is The Perfect Christmas Gift

Looking for a unique gift? A Museum Membership provides for an unlimited number of visits to the Museum, access to exclusive member events and a 10% discount in the Museum shop. 
Purchase yours today by contacting or 604.962.0413
$85 Family Membership (youth 16 and under are free)
$60 Individual Membership 

Great Canadian Masters Cookbook
Now available in the Museum Shop

This limited-edition cookbook features recipes inspired by iconic Canadian artworks from the collections of 30 museums including Emily Carr's Eagle Totem from the Audain Art Museum's Permanent Collection. 
Price: $30

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