A new, impeccably designed, 56000 square foot museum sits in sublime architectural synergy with the natural surroundings...

Audain Art Museum, Whistler

Sitting sublimely amongst Whistler’s towering pine trees, this truly exceptionally building is the new Audain Art Museum that opened in 2016. Housing one of the most comprehensive collections of Northwest Canada’s art in the world, the sculptural wooden architecture is just as impressive as the impeccable Emily Carr paintings and post-war collections that range from Jack Shadbolt to E. J. Hughes and Gordon Smith. Spanning 56,000 sq.ft. (5,202 m2), the museum was conceived by Vancouver home builder Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko Karasawa, as  a building to accommodate their extensive private art collection. There’s also a revolving gallery that displays up to three special exhibitions a year.

 
FAST FACTS

OPENED: 2016
BUILDING:  56,000 sq.ft. (5,202 m2)
DESIGN: Vancouver-based Patkau Architects
DON’T MISS: 19th century Northwest Coast masks

 

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