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   TALK: ANTONELLI          SUMMER GALA 2016      

APR 27
WED 6pm
Inform Interiors
50 Water Street
Vancouver, BC

Paola Antonelli, Photo by Robin Holland

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a talk by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design and founding Director of Research & Development.

Doors open at 5.30pm. Seating is general admission.

* Thank you for your interest in this talk. The event is now full.
A recording of Paola Antonelli’s talk will be available on our website and Vimeo channel.

About the talk: Design has branched out in new directions, galvanizing young practitioners, sparking novel business models, and attracting worldwide attention. A designer today can choose to focus on interaction, interfaces, the web, visualization, socially minded infrastructures, immersive spaces, biodesign, sustainability, video games, critical scenarios, and, yes, even products and furniture. A remarkable thinker on design, Antonelli explores these recent innovations, which draw on past pioneers in the field, in order to expand our understanding of the fundamental role of design in contemporary culture.

About Paola Antonelli: As Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Architecture & Design, as well as MoMA’s founding Director of Research & Development Antonelli has curated numerous shows, lectured worldwide, and has served on several international architecture and design juries. She has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Harvard Graduate School of Design; and the MFA programs of the School of Visual Arts in New York. With a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan, Paola Antonelli has also earned Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Royal College of Art and Kingston University, London, and the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. She earned the “Design Mind” Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award in 2006, and in 2007, was named one of the 25 most incisive design visionaries by Time magazine. In 2011, she was inducted in the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame and in 2015, received the AIGA Medal “for expanding the influence of design in everyday life by sharing fresh and incisive observations and curating provocative exhibitions at MoMA.”

With Generous Support from:
Exclusive Hotel Partner:

The Timothy C. Kerr
Family Foundation


SAT 6pm
The Fairmont
Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

Pablo Picasso
Bust of a Woman (Dora Maar), 1938
oil on canvas
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
© Picasso Estate/SODRAC (2016)
Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Pamela Richardson and Catherine Guadagnuolo, Co-Chairs,
with Kathleen S. Bartels, Director, invite you to


A glamorous evening of French elegance in celebration of the exhibition Picasso: The Artist and His Muses. Champagne, fine dining, live entertainment and a fundraising auction featuring unique luxury experiences and fine art.

Join us for a night to remember.

Premium Table of 8: $20,000
Table of 8: $8,000
Individual: $1,000
This event is expected to sell out. Reserve your tickets now.