What's on at the Royal BC Museum
Race to the End of the Earth
Dates: May 17 - October 14, 2013
Race to the End of the Earth recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912. The exhibition explores the epic adventures of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Captain Robert Falcon Scott of the British Royal Navy on their respective 3,000-kilometre (1,800-mile) journeys from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf to the Pole and back.
Tradition in Felicities – Celebrating 155 years of Victoria’s Chinatown
Dates: Feb. 7, 2013 - September 29, 2013
Tells the remarkable story of the growth and development of Canada's first Chinatown and the cultural ties that continue to bind it inextricably to the Greater Victoria community. The Royal BC Museum is working to conserve the oldest-known Chinese Freemasons lantern from Victoria's Chinatown, an artifact that exemplifies the endurance of Chinatown’s heritage. A multi-media exhibition will share personal vignettes from elders who helped build Chinatown into the vibrant community it remains today.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere
Dates: Until June 30, 2013
With this exhibition, the AGGV is now the premiere destination on Vancouver Island to visit and learn about Emily Carr through her paintings. On the Edge of Nowhere includes a historical survey of Carr’s artistic career, featuring pieces in all the media and styles she explored and perfected. It also focuses on Carr’s influences and inspirations, such as European modern art, members of the Group of Seven artists, First Nations artists, Carr’s spirituality, and her interest in developing an art that speaks of her personal experience and her connection to the West Coast landscape.
Landscape Prints of Kawase Hasui
Dates: April 5 - July 14, 2013Kawase Hasui is considered one of the most important Japanese landscape artists of the 20th century. Hasui's work enjoyed huge popularity, at home and abroad, from his very first print in 1918. In his forty years as a print artist he traveled the length and breadth of Japan to record for posterity the wonders of its scenery. He portrayed its broad vistas and narrow alleys, its castles and temples, but also its farmers' huts. Hasui produced exceptional prints depicting moonlight, rain, snow, rising & setting sun, the waters of ocean & river, rocks, mist, and mountains.
Koshashin - The Hall Collection of 19th Century Photographs of Japan
Dates: Until June 9, 2013
The exhibition presents a rare opportunity to view one of the world’s largest collections of early Japanese photography. There are more than 230 works in this exhibition from the personal collection of Edmontonian Arlene Hall. The photographs in the exhibition reflect the transitional period from 1860 to 1899, when feudal Japan was opening to the outside world and yielding to modern influences.