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Don't forget to look up!

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The AAM welcomes many different artists from the permanent collection who share their wealth of knowledge with visitors and members. Pictured here is Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Xwalacktun, in the Studio teaching carving techniques.
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Yesterday would have been Emily Carr’s 147th birthday. The Audain Art Museum is honoured to have a spectacular collection of her paintings always on display. Stop in and see for yourself.
Emily Carr, ‘Old Timer’, 1942, oil on canvas.

Cressey Hall offers the perfect venue for your reception dinner.
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Exploring every nook and cranny
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Dempsey Bob's 'Northern Eagles Transformation Mask' is a fantastic example of contemporary First Nations artwork. The art piece re-imagines the traditional form of a transformation mask to be mid-transformation, instead of the traditional mask that opens its beak to reveal the transformation. This impressive mask is on display in the Museum's permanent collection.

Dempsey Bob, 'Northern Eagles Transformation Mask', 2011

Explore 200 years of art in the Museum's permanent collection. Coastal First Nations masks from the 19th century occupy the first gallery, showing a wide array of masks, weaving and carving from that era.

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In Australian Aboriginal art, water is a common theme depicted. In the desert, fresh water is supplied primarily by a vast matrix of underground deposits, and knowledge of these sources is essential to survival. In Waturr Gamana's 'Dhalwangu Law', diamond patterns signify fresh water, while the ovoids denote muddy, brackish water.
This painting belongs to the special exhibition, 'Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection', organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Seattle Art Museum.
Waturr Gamana, Dhalwangu Law, 2005, Natural pigment on eucalyptus bark

This time last year, the Museum's special exhibition was 'Stone and Sky: Canada's Mountain Landscape'. The AAM is lucky to be able to showcase the art of B.C. in the mountains.

Image: Scott Brammer

Today is your last chance to take advantage of the Museum Shop promotions. All shop visitors receive 30% off select special exhibition catalogues, and members receive 15% off everything in the Shop. Don't miss this opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done!

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Join the Museum tomorrow from 12 - 4pm for Family Studio Sunday. Be inspired by the art in the permanent collection and create your own mountain giant inspired by J.P. Weston's painting 'Jotunheim'. This programming is open to all ages and is free for members and with admission.

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What piece of art draws you in?

Takao Tanabe, Straight of Georgia 1/90: Raza Pass, 1990

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