Upcoming Special Exhibitions

The Audain Art Museum hosts a number of exciting upcoming exhibitions each year. Dedicated to presenting a wide range of artists and artistic practices, the Audain Art Museum’s exhibitions include both historical and contemporary art. We produce our own exhibitions and showcase art from other institutions that complement our permanent collection. We invite you to explore our upcoming exhibitions below.

Jock Macdonald

The Black Tusk, Garibaldi Park, B.C.

Stone and Sky: Canada’s Mountain Landscape

November 11 – February 26, 2018

Lawren Harris and the Group of Seven shaped a vision of the landscape that remains synonymous with Canadian identity. Juxtaposing contemporary depictions of the natural landscape with historical perceptions, this exhibition brings together the work of iconic Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, Emily Carr, W.P. Weston, Edward Burtynsky, John Hartman, N.E. Thing & Co.(IAIN BAXTER&), Gordon Smith and Kenojuak Ashevak.

In this survey exhibition spanning from Confederation in 1867 until present day, the mountain has remained omnipresent for artists from coast to coast. A reflection of their perception of Canada as a land of promise, wonder, stone and sky.

The exhibition investigates the emergence of ideas of nationalism, the relationship between nature and the growth of Canada’s urban environment, and expanding artistic subject matter throughout the country’s history