Stunning Contemporary Art Museum on Waterfront Set to Open in 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia – The new Polygon Gallery is now under construction and on track to open in 2017. The striking contemporary building is designed by award-winning Patkau Architects, and is destined to be a new landmark on the North Shore.
“We are very excited that construction is underway,” said Reid Shier, director of the Gallery, “and cannot wait to welcome people to the new Gallery in 2017.”
Supported by a lead gift of $4M from Polygon Homes and the Audain Foundation, and generous funding from the federal and provincial governments and the City of North Vancouver ($2.5M each), the Gallery is constructing a world-class public art gallery which will provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to experience Canadian and international art exhibitions, as well as participate in engaging public events and art education programs.
Member of Parliament for North Vancouver Jonathan Wilkinson, the Honourable Peter Fassbender, BC Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, BC Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness and Member of the Legislative Assembly for North Vancouver – Lonsdale, and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto were on hand to assist in the groundbreaking.
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