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AUDAIN ART MUSEUM – Opening – Press Conference

A man wearing a double-breasted black suit jacket and grey pants stands with his hands together towards the camera. Behind him is a wall-sized carving of light-coloured wood, “The Dance Screen” by James Hart. Symmetrical animal figures including a bear, thunderbird, orca, and many salmon are carved in deep relief. The salmon carvings have shiny abalone inlays.

March 03, 2016 – PEAK Communications and AUDAIN ART MUSEUM – Museum Grand Opening Press Conference, Whistler, BC, Canada. Release: On March 12, 2016, the Audain Art Museum will be opening its doors to the public. The contemporary building designed by Patkau Architects, embedded in a grove of spruce trees adjacent to Whistler Village, will be Canada’s newest Category A museum. The Museum’s permanent collection donated by homebuilder Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa spans 200 years of art making on the British Columbia coast. It will include an extensive collection of early First Nations art works, Canada’s leading collections of works by Emily Carr and E.J. Hughes, the works of Vancouver photoconceptualists including Stan Douglas, Rodney Graham, Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace, and a wide selection of prominent British Columbia artists. ****(Photo by Bob Frid 2015) All Rights Reserved : cell 778-834-2455 : email: Web: