Commissioned and produced by the Vancouver Art Gallery as a major exhibition, Grand Hotel charts the evolution of the hotel from its humble origins as an isolate and utilitarian structure to a cultural phenomenon that figures prominently within the global landscape. Grand Hotel is open to the public from April 13 - September 15, 2013.
The launch of this site marks the public introduction of Grand Hotel and serves myriad functions. It will disseminate general information about the exhibition and help build public awareness. It will chart the evolution of the exhibition, allowing a transparent glimpse into the institutional process. And it will utilize an online network to emphasize the global reach of the hotel in contemporary society. Allowing experimentation with voice and format, the blog component will function as a research tool for the curators, a platform for diverse contributors, a source of content for the exhibition and the book and a resource for hotel aficionados.