A 1955 pencil sketch imagining a futuristic Vancouver by renowned architect Arthur Erickson headlines “Gesamtkunstwerk”, an exhibition showing Vancouver’s architectural coming of age from the 1950s through 2018.
Early manifestations of public art were memorials, behemoths feting victories of warfare or commemorating leaders. Today, public art’s relevance is manifold as a vehicle for, commentary on, and reflection of social, political, and cultural experience and change.
New Westminster is an increasingly desirable place for young urbanites and families to live, work, and play. The city, the oldest in British Columbia and the province’s first capital, is undergoing a revitalization, and is redefining itself as a hip and historic hangout.