Established in 2016, the Audain Art Museum (AAM) is a leading arts organization founded upon the major philanthropic gift of Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa. Located in Whistler, British Columbia and designed by the internationally-renowned firm Patkau Architects, the AAM boasts a comprehensive Permanent Collection of the province’s most celebrated artists. Exemplifying the richness of cultural difference in Canada, the collection takes visitors on a transformative visual journey from the late 18th century to present.
Highlights include hereditary Haida Chief James Hart’s The Dance Screen (The Scream Too), an exceptional collection of paintings by Emily Carr, and key examples of the Vancouver photo conceptualism movement. In addition, the Museum hosts dynamic exhibitions from around the world complemented by a wide variety of engagement initiatives.
The Audain Art Museum Shop is located inside Cressey Hall, the main entrance to the Museum. The AAM Shop features a selection of handmade jewelry, pottery, wood work and homeware from British Columbia artists.