Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is Whistler's newest cultural hot spot. Located by the Village, this iconic building houses a permanent collection of artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.

Permanent Collection

The Museum contains a permanent collection of the art of British Columbia including an outstanding collection of nineteenth century Northwest Coast masks, one of Canada’s strongest Emily Carr collections, a selection of Vancouver’s celebrated photo-based art plus a gallery devoted to West Coast artist Edward J. Hughes.

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.

In addition to the works from British Columbia the Museum displays up to three temporary exhibitions a year from leading museums around the world, creating an ever-changing display to delight locals and visitors alike.

Current Exhibitions

Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly from the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation Collection

Date: February 25 – May 22, 2017
Description:The exhibition features 45 drawings by master draftsman Henri Matisse spanning nearly five decades along with nine lithographs by accomplished American painter and printmaker Ellsworth Kelly – the curator of Matisse Drawings. This is an important international exhibition for the Audain Art Museum. It marks the institutions commitment to hosting the best in visual art for museum members and visitors to Whistler.

Fred Herzog: Shadowlands

Date: January 21 – May 22, 2017
Description: Fred Herzog: Shadowlands comprises 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 compliment and narrate a unique moment in time. Dominated by the street scene thematic, insight is also given to the store-front and nighttime landscape as well as the self-portrait genres in order to reveal the complexity of composition Herzog often undertook and how shadow played such an important role in developing a comprehensive urban-social narrative.

When to Visit

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday 10 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday 10 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday Closed Sunday 10 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5:00 PM    
Thursday 10 AM - 5:00 PM    
Friday 10 AM - 5:00 PM    


Adults: $18
Youth (16 and under): Free
Members: Free

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Where is the Audain Art Museum?

The Audain Art Museum is located at 4350 Blackcomb Way Whistler. Parking is available in the day lots.

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