This week I am taking you on a tour of Emily Carr House. She was a famous artist and writer, and now her house has been turned into a Canadian National and Provincial historic site. I am not a historian by any means, and I have no intentions of giving you a history lesson about the house. I just have an affinity for taking photos in old house museums mainly Victorian ones. I love how a person’s belongings can tell a story and take you back in time. I studied art at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, so I feel extra close to this home.
“Emily Carr House and Gardens, a National and Provincial Historic Site, are now “all in order and carefully tended” for you to come and experience. Stroll through the open gates and along the path that leads you towards the back verandah. Step into Emily Carr’s family home and discover for yourself how she emerged from this traditional colonial upbringing to become the internationally renowned painter and writer whose legacy of inspiration grows stronger with the passage of time.”
“A Post-Impressionist and Modernist painter, writer and thinker; a champion of First Peoples; an advocate for social justice; and an environmentalist- Emily Carr was a true visionary.”