Audain Art Museum
The Audain Art Museum is Whistler's newest cultural hot spot. Located in the Village, this iconic building houses a permanent collection of artworks from British Columbia, and hosts exhibitions from leading museums around the world.
The museum displays up to three temporary exhibitions a year, creating an ever-changing display to delight locals and visitors alike. Including both historical and contemporary art, they produce their own exhibitions and showcase art from leading art institutions around the world to complement their permanent collection.
The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photography
Date: February 8 – October 18, 2020
Description: A celebration of the art of photography from the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. This exhibition explores the development of photography from daguerreotype photographs to digital images, monochrome to saturated colour, while exploring the production of photojournalism, vernacular photographs, and portraiture. Featuring 70 photographs and related images that range from 1850s to 2000s, the exhibition demonstrates the technological advances over the decades and reveals that the basic impetus behind the art of photography remains the same.
The Museum contains a permanent collection of nearly 200 works of art from coastal British Columbia, including an outstanding collection of nineteenth century Northwest Coast masks, one of Canada’s strongest Emily Carr collections, as well as art by notable 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 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 female artist and the fourth most expensive work at an art auction in Canada.
When to Visit
||11 AM – 6 PM
||11 AM – 6 PM
||11 AM – 6 PM
Young Adult (19 to 25): $10
Youth & Children (18 and under): Free
The Audain Art Museum Shop features a wide selection of handmade jewellery, pottery, wood work and homeware from British Columbia artists, as well as artist prints and collector books from the Audain's permanent collection and temporary exhibits.
Where is the Audain Art Museum?
The Audain Art Museum is located at 4350 Blackcomb Way. Parking is available in the day lots.
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Whistler Cultural Pass
The Whistler Cultural Pass provides access to the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil' Wat Cultural Centre at a reduced price. Save up to 20% when you purchase tickets as a dual admission pass.
Please note that the Audain Art Gallery is closed Monday to Thursday and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed on Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.
Whistler Cultural Pass – $30 per person
The Whistler Cultural Pass provides access to the Audain Art Museum as well as the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre at a reduced price.
Save up to 20% when you purchase tickets as a dual admission pass.
Please note that the Audain Art Museum is closed Monday to Thursday and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed on Monday to Wednesday. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.
*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.
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