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Opening Reception: Heart of the House: Art & the West Coast Modern Home

Jan 27 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of celebrating mid century modern art and design—in style! Meet our newest curator, Steven McNeil, Curator of Historical and Canadian Art, and enjoy a cocktail by Twist of Fate Cocktail & Co. Dress in your best 1960’s cocktail attire (think Mad Men), and help us kick off the first exhibition of 2023 at the Gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition highlights a selection of art and objects associated with West Coast modernism and the domestic interior from the mid twentieth-century. The works included come from the AGGV’s permanent collection as well as selected private collections. The exhibition considers these works of art as integral to the concept of modern living that developed in mid-century British Columbia, whether part of a fully integrated interior or simply objects made and enjoyed by artists and collectors active in the mid-20th century.


Images (L-R): Molly Lamb Bobak (Canadian, 1922 – 2014), North Vancouver Ferry (1950), oil. Gift of Harold Mortimer Lamb. AGGV 1973.248.001. | Jock Macdonald (Canadian, 1897 – 1960), Leaves of a Book (1950), watercolour; ink; wax resist; Gift of Mrs. Maxwell Bates. AGGV 1982.052.007. | Gordon A. Smith (Canadian, 1919 – 2020), Coast Range, n.d., oil. Leon & Thea Koerner Foundation Funds. AGGV 1960.040.001

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