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 VAG-2013.18.5 web

Public opening reception, Friday, September 9, 7 pm
Free lunch time tours of Out of Sight with Nanaimo Art Gallery
Curator Jesse Birch: Thursday, September 29 and Thursday, October 27 at noon.
Out of Sight is a touring exhibition from the Vancouver Art Gallery that features a selection of recently-acquired photographs by Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) and Harold Edgerton (1903-1990), two giants in the history of photography. Both artists are celebrated for their revolutionary works that expand our understanding of time and motion and extend the capacity of human perception by making time stand still.

Image credit:  Harold E. Edgerton, Bullet Through King, 1964, chromogenic print, 40.5 x 50.8 cm, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Angela and David Feldman, the Menkes Family, Marc and Alex Muzzo, Tory Ross, the Rose Baum-Sommerman Family, Shabin and Nadir Mohamed, VAG 2013.18.5, © 2015 MIT, Courtesy of MIT Museum







Tuesday, October 14, 4 pm with reception to follow

Vancouver Art Gallery in Nanaimo 
In conjunction with the exhibition Out of Sight, part of the Vancouver Art Gallery Across the Province touring program, join us to hear from a special guest artist and from Kathleen S. Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, on the most recent plans for a new Gallery space in Vancouver. The future Vancouver Art Gallery will provide new opportunities for BC artists and increased capacity for exhibitions that can be shared with partner institutions throughout British Columbia.
Lobby of The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street 
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Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Art Gallery and The Port Theatre 




This summer, we are asking our members and friends to make a special investment in the gallery and support our goal of presenting artwork in the best possible light. We are planning to install a new lighting system to make our public exhibition space more luminous, beautiful, and flexible. We are getting close to our fundraising target, but need help from the community to realize our vision.
Giving to the Gallery is simple—download and mail a donation form, visit in person, or donate securely via PayPal. All donations over $10 will receive a tax receipt. We’ll give you an Illuminate button and will recognize you at a VIP event in January 2017 to celebrate in our renovated space and launch the gallery’s 40th anniversary year. Thank you for your consideration!








Within walking distance from the historic Nanaimo waterfront, Nanaimo Art Gallery | Art Lab offers a unique environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, cocktail reception or dinner party. Located near major hotels, funky coffee shops and outstanding restaurants, your group can convene in the centre of the arts and business district downtown.







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