This exhibit celebrates the art of celebrated naval artist, Robert McVittie (1935-2002).
In 1991, McVittie, then a designated war artist by the Department of National Defence, joined Operation Friction Task Force and saw the deployment of 4500 Canadian Forces to the Persian Gulf. His duty was to record the Navy’s operations through notes, photographs and videos that he later used in the creation of more impressive paintings.
To honour this incredible man, the Maritime Museum of BC is proud to present 22 spectacular works of Robert McVittie on display from April to August, 2012.
What Lies Beneath: The Past, Present and Future of Underwater Exploration – January – August 2012
Don’t miss our What Lies Beneath Lecture Series! This series offers a more indepth understanding of this fascinating exhibit. Enjoy presentations given by professionals who work everyday within the realm of underwater exploration. Learn about aritifical reefs and BC’s watery history as well as environmental impacts to the delicate ecosystem of our very own unique sponge populations!
The What Lies Beneath Lecture Series runs every fourth Wednesday from 7-9pm.