Audain Art Museum History

Experience the art of British Columbia, from the traditional works of the province’s First Peoples through to its contemporary masters, in one of Canada’s most treasured wilderness destinations.

September 21, 2012

Vancouver home builder and philanthropist Michael Audain visits Whistler and chooses a site at the invitation of James Moodie.

December 9, 2012

Michael Audain announces he has entered into an agreement with the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) to build a 2,323 square meter (25,000 square foot) museum to house a portion of his British Columbia art collection. Later that year it was determined that the Audain Art Museum would house the Audain’s (Michael and Yoshiko’s) British Columbia art collection.

April 30, 2013

Michael Audain announces he has decided to expand the art museum to 5,203 square meters (56,000 square feet).

August, 2013

Construction begins on site.

March 12, 2016

The Audain Art Museum opens to the public.

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