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Audain Art Museum, Whistler
Located in Whistler, B.C., the new Audain Art Museum turns heads with its fine pieces of British Columbia art. Among the highlights of the permanent collection is one of the world’s most important collections of Northwest Coast masks and two dozen fine works by Emily Carr, acknowledged as one of history’s most important female artists.
The museum opened in March, 2016. Construction began in 2013 and resulted in a contemporary showplace dedicated to Northwest Coast art. Collector Michael Audain entered an agreement to house a portion of his extensive collection, creating the beginning of the Audain Art Museum.
With a main section dedicated to Michael Audain and his wife Yoshiko’s collection, the museum also houses space for temporary exhibitions. The 56,000-square-foot museum is located within the recesses of the forest to give more focus to the art inside the building.