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Masters of BC Art: Selected works from the collection of Hans Wilking

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
June 15th, 2011

Masters of BC Art: Selected Works from the Collection of Hans Wilking

Opening Reception:  Friday, June 17, 7-9 pm, (exhibition closing date August 28) 

  • Tour with Hans Wilking TBA
  • Gallery A, Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History

Did well known First Nations artist Norval Morriseau ever visit Ymir? Not likely, but if you’ve visited the Hotel Ymir recently, you may have seen his work and wondered how it came to be there.

Hans Wilking, the owner of the hotel, is originally from Duncan. He has been a collector of art for many years, and through this interest has developed relationships with many artists, including such well known figures as E. J. Hughes, Simon Charlie and Norval Morriseau.

Of his approach to collecting, Wilking says, “I collect work of people I know about, people who are of my time.”

This highly personal method has allowed him to develop a unique and wide ranging collection, one that speaks as much to his connection with the artists as it does to the work itself.

Featuring highlights of his collection, this exhibition is a rare opportunity, not only see original works of this caliber, but to have a glimpse inside the world of the collector himself.  

The exhibition will open the evening of Friday, June 17 from 7-9 pm, and run to Aug. 28. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street. For information call 352.9813.

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