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.

Current Exhibition

The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photography

Date: February 8 – May 25, 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.

Permanent Collection

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

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday Closed Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM    
Friday 10 AM – 9 PM    

Admission

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


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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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 15% when you purchase tickets as a pass.

Please note that the Audain Art Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed on Mondays. 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 15% when you purchase tickets as a pass (regular admission is valued at $18 per attraction).

Please note that the Audain Art Gallery is closed on Tuesdays and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is closed on Mondays. Passes are not dated and can be used at any time.

*Hours of operation and admission prices subject to change.

Audain Art Museum Entrance

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