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.

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.

Exhibitions

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.

Upcoming Special Exhibitions

Exhibition Teaser – Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding

Date: August 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Description: This exhibition reveals the intersection between contemporary art and skateboarding. It brings together national and international artists who embody diversity in their practice and explore aesthetic, social, environmental, political, and architectural aspects of skateboarding. The Out of Control teaser takes place in the Museum’s architecturally-striking Upper Gallery and is centered on multimedia including film projection, architectural models, and photo-based works. Artists featured include Karin Bubaš, Andrew Dadson, Hannah Dubois, Christian Huizenga, and Alex Morrison.

Out of Control: The Concrete Art of Skateboarding

Date: September 17, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Description: This expansive exhibition reveals the intersection between contemporary art and skateboarding and takes place throughout two floors of the Museum. It brings together 19 local, national and international artists who embody diversity in their practice and explore aesthetic, social, environmental, political, and architectural aspects of skateboarding. Featured Artists: Raymond Boisjoly, Karin Bubaš, Andrew Dadson, Hannah Dubois, Noah Friebel, Tim Gardner, Dan Graham, Bracken Hanuse Corlett, Christian Huizenga, Mikaela Kautzky, Andrew Kent, Cameron Kerr, Alex Morrison, Michelle Pezel, Samuel Roy-Bois, Ron Terada, Ian Wallace, Amir Zaki, and Raphaël Zarka.

Admission

Adult: $20
Senior: $18
Young Adult (19 to 25): $10
Youth & Children (18 and under): Free
Members: Free

When to Visit

Weekdays Hours Weekends Hours
Monday Closed Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday Closed Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM    
Friday 11 AM – 6 PM    

Special Hours and Holidays

Date Hours
July 23 11 AM - 5 PM
July 31 11 AM - 5 PM
August 1 (BC Day) 11 AM - 6 PM
August 6 11 AM - 4 PM
August 13 11 AM - 5 PM
August 20 11 AM - 5 PM
August 27 11 AM - 5 PM
September 3 11 AM - 5 PM

Gift Shop

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 and Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are closed from 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 and the Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre are 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.

Credit for art depicted in header image is as follows. Left: Gordon Smith, Pachino 43 (detail), 2009, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa. Right: Gordon Smith, Pond (detail), 1995, acrylic on canvas, Audain Art Museum Collection, Gift of Sonny and Florence Leong. Photography: Darby Magill.

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