Monday, June 30, 2008

West Coast Modern Home And Garden Tour

Explore spectacular architect designed mid-century West Coast modern homes perched on the rocky slopes of West Vancouver!

Join us and learn about the fascinating architectural expression of the Modernist era and visit five unique homes that embody West Coast modern design.

A special reception from 3-5pm held in a Ron Thom designed showcase home immediately follows the tour.

Home tour: Saturday July 12 from 11 am to 3pm Reception: 3-5pm

Don’t miss this special tour and your opportunity to win fabulous door prizes at the reception. Tickets are now on sale for $ 60 (includes taxes) by calling 604-925-7270 or visiting (program code 489167)

The West Vancouver Museum is operated by the District of West Vancouver Parks & Community Services Department. The support of the British Columbia Arts Council-Province of BC; private and corporate sponsors, and Museum volunteers and visitors is gratefully acknowledged.

Top photo: Forrest Residence, TBP; Ron Thom and Dick Mann Designers, 1962, Selwyn Pullan photographer

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Canadian Artists on the West Coast

Join Gordon Smith as he shares his life long passion for art and offers incredible insight into the development of the Vancouver and Canadian art scene.

Gordon Smith, one of Canada's most prolific and renowned artists, is highly regarded for his artistic contributions and generous support for art education.

He will be giving a presentation at the West Vancouver Museum on Saturday June 28 from 1:30pm. There will be a special reception following the talk.

* Limited space is available for seating. Tickets are now on sale for $ 15 (includes taxes) by calling 604-925-7270 or visiting (program code 504817).

Monday, June 09, 2008

New Exhibition Opening on June 24th at 7pm!

Selwyn Pullan
Position the New
Photographs from 1945 -1975
Please join us for the opening reception
Tuesday June 24, 2008 from 7pm to 9pm

Positioning the New presents a comprehensive survey of the work of Canadian photographer Selwyn Pullan, who studied photography at the Los Angeles Art Center (now the Art Center College of Design), graduating in 1950. Architectural photography, then a relatively new profession, had emerged in parallel to modernism and advances in architecture in North America during the late 1930s, and Pullan found his niche in this genre. Pullan's photographs promoted the new style to a populace eager to embrace a modern way of living. His images were frequently included in photo essays in major design and architecture periodicals nation-wide.

This retrospective demonstrates the photographer's intimate connection to the development of modernism on the West Coast of Canada and highlights the social, economic, and cultural forces that changed the face of Vancouver and the region during the post-war boom.

Photo courtesy of Selwyn Pullan. Frederic Wood Theatre, Vancouver; TBP, Roy Jessiman partner-in-charge, Barry Downs project designer. photographed in 1963.