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Share your vision of the city, win a prize…
In mid-July we launched an awareness campaign inspired by the idea that the CITY is our greatest artifact. It is the Museum’s vision to hold a mirror up to the city and lead provocative conversations about Vancouver’s past, present, and future. To that end, we’re asking YOU to share thoughts and images on (Instagram) that you think are particularly “of Vancouver.”
For the next 2 weeks we’ll be giving away a daily prize! Show us what #ofVancouver means to you! Every day, we’ll select one #ofVancouver tagged image to feature. One grand prize including an MOV t-shirt, bag and membership will be awarded on August 29th. We’re compiling your outstanding shots at ofVancouver.ca and hope to put some of the best in an exhibition in the Museum one day.
Catch Rewilding Vancouver while you can!
The first major exhibition on urban historical ecology in Canada, Rewilding Vancouver is set to close on September 1st. It features 12 tableaux that mix taxidermy, material culture, projection and sound to reveal the natural “understory” of familiar Vancouver locations.
Rewilding Vancouver‘s guest curator J.B. MacKinnon (author of The Once and Future World) wrote the forward for the City of Vancouver’s Environmental Education and Stewardship Task Force’s action plan (PDF), which was unanimously adopted by the Parks Board Commissioners at a recent board meeting. More information here.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions:
Rewilding Vancouver: Remember, Reconnect, Rewild. until September 1, 2014
Unmoored: Vancouver’s Voyage of the Komagata Maru extended through September 14th, 2014
From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Fashion in the 1940s and 1950s opens September 18th, 2014
Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver. Ongoing.