Monthly MOV: Wild and youthful urbanity, and a City in Song


PROVOKE, ENGAGE, ANIMATE. Our vision at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) is to hold a mirror up to the city and lead provocative conversations about its past, present, and future. Linking the historical record and the living experiences of its visitors to what is happening socially, politically, and culturally NOW; we honour the material culture of the city: mixing history, archaeology, visual arts, design, architecture, urban planning, music, performance, new media, design, fashion, popular culture, and photography. Check us out on our blog, talk to us on Twitter, or stay up to date through Facebook.

Jan 16, 2014: Built City @MOV: Rewild

How wild could Vancouver Be? Join us this Thursday, January 16 at 7pm for Built City @MOV: Rewild, which is certain to be a provocative discussion about our city’s forgotten wild relationship to nature, and a glimpse of a wild urban future. In dialogue with Vancouver author J.B. MacKinnon (best known for The 100-Mile Diet) and Margaret Long, landscape architect and principal at PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc. Moderated by Trevor Boddy. Built City is a series of lectures and dialogues (co-curated by the MOV and Architecture Canada), that invites city thinkers from all disciplines and areas to explore urban design issues as they relate to Vancouver.

$12 | RAIC Members & Students $10 | MOV Members Free


Jan 30, 2014: Youth City Lab Free Open House Information Session

Vancouver, for the Curious (Youth)! Calling 15-18 year old high school students across Metro Vancouver. Youth City Lab gives you the opportunity to work with leading designers, curators and urbanists; and to learn more about the complex forces affecting our city. Cultivating creative insight, museum skills, and design sensibilities, the after-school sessions include site visits and urban explorations, behind-the-scenes experiences with MOV, and access to Emily Carr’s design labs.

Please join us for a free open house information session at the Museum of Vancouver on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 5:00pm. Parents and teachers welcome too!  For more information visit or email Youth City Lab is presented in partnership with Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


Feb 1, 2014: City in Song

On February 1, join us at the MOV to discover what happens when you bring together 9 musicians and 60,000 artifacts for 1 evening of City in Song. A Loose Affiliation of Millionaires (ALAM) were invited into the MOV’s extensive collection and asked to each write an original song inspired by an artifact they discovered there. Come and witness the world premiere of those songs on February 1, at 7:00pm. With performances by Leah Abramson (Abramson Singers), Beshele Caron (Greenbelt Collective), Eden Fine Day, Tariq Hussain, Rick Maddocks (Sun Belt), Corbin Murdoch (The Nautical Miles), David Newberry, Jenny Ritter and Jasper Sloan Yip.

$15 General Admission | MOV Members, Seniors & Students $12


On now at the MOV:

Play House: The Architecture of Daniel Evan White. Until March 23, 2014.

Foncie’s Fotos: Man on the Street. Held over until May 4, 2014.

An Evolutionary Look into Vancouver Street Photography. Until January 26, 2014.

Neon Vancouver | Ugly Vancouver. Ongoing.

Rewilding Vancouver. Opens February 27, 2014.