RON THOM EXHIBITION – OPENING RECEPTION

RON THOM EXHIBITION – OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, July 4, 2013 | 7:00 pm | West Vancouver Museum – 680 17th Street, West Vancouver BC | Ron Thom and the Allied Arts: From West Coast to Points East | July 4 to September 21, 2013

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Organized in partnership with Massey College at the University of Toronto and Alumni House at Trent University in Peterborough, the exhibition Ron Thom: From West Coast to Points East focuses on Thom’s domestic architecture on the west coast of Canada in the 1950s and shows the design ethos developed in this work and then manifested in Massey College and Trent University in Ontario. A recipient of the Order of Canada and numerous Massey Awards for architecture, Ronald J. Thom (1923-1986) is recognized as one of Canada’s most innovative and influential architects. After studying art under B.C. Binning at the Vancouver School of Art in the 1940s, Thom apprenticed in architecture at Thompson, Berwick & Pratt in Vancouver. Enriched by original plans, drawings, furniture, fixtures, correspondence and film footage, Ron Thom: From West Coast to Points East provides a distinctly multifaceted exhibition of his architecture.via westvancouvermuseum.ca

This exhibition is guest-curated by Adele Weder. Exhibition design by Public: Architecture + Communication

Photo: Forrest Residence. Thompson Berwick & Pratt Architects, Ron Thom and Dick Mann, Designers, 1963. Photo by Selwyn Pullan, 1964

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