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Art Exhibit: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 11, 2016 @ 6:00 pm| $18
Head over to the Audain Art Museum for the newest art exhibit. Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery was initiated to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2009.
The focus of the exhibition is the Gallery’s founder William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) and the artists he collected and cultivated, who in turn influenced the passion he had for collecting. 75 paintings are presented by world-renowned artists, such as Cranach, Copley, Delacroix, Gainsborough, Constable, Reynolds, Romney, Sargent, Sisley, Turner and Freud; and by prominent historical Canadian artists, such as Krieghoff, Morrice, Carr, Milne, Gagnon, and members of the Group of Seven. A highlight of the exhibition is Salvador Dali’s monumental painting Santiago El Grande
About The Audian Art Museum
The Audain Art Museum’s Permanent Collection of nearly 200 works of art is a visual journey through the history of art from coastal British Columbia. Spanning from the 18th century to present day, the Collection contains one of the world’s finest collections of Northwest Coast First Nations masks; a large collection of works by Emily Carr, encompassing all periods of her artistic career; as well as art by important post-war modernists such as E.J. Hughes, Gordon Smith and Jack Shadbolt. In addition to these historical works, the Collection showcases art by internationally renowned, contemporary British Columbia artists including Jeff Wall, Dana Claxton, Marianne Nicolson and Stan Douglas, among others.
Anchored by the important collection donated by Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa, the collection includes centuries-old Northwest Coast works, some created before European contact, to the internationallyrenowned Vancouver photo-conceptualists of our era. Visitors may inspect art that will inspire, surprise and enthrall them.