The Williams Legacy in VancouverUniversity of Victoria
Alumni Reception About Exhibit Artists / Works About Michael C. Williams
The Williams Legacy - An Invitation Image of wood carving


Wednesday, March 10, 2004 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Pendulum Gallery (HSBC Building)
885 W. Georgia St., Vancouver

Hosted by the UVic Alumni Association Vancouver Branch, in conjunction with the UVic Co-operative Education Program and the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery.

Tickets: $15.00 per person

Please RSVP by March 10, to
721-6000 or 1-800-808-6828.

Print version of this invitation.


President's Welcome

The exhibition introduced in this web site provides a fascinating glimpse of the extensive art collection bequeathed to the University of Victoria by the late Michael Collard Williams, and gives us an insight into the tastes and interests of that discerning collector.

Throughout our University's history, community support has been ongoing and crucial. The establishment of our Gordon Head campus was greatly assisted by a bequest of cash and commercial properties from local businessman, Thomas Shanks McPherson. Subsequently, Katharine and John Maltwood founded our Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery with a gift of property, an endowment and an extensive art collection.

The generous legacy of Dr. Michael Williams - an extraordinary gift that included commercial properties, business interests and this major modern art collection - continues this tradition. In his last will and testament Michael indicated that his collection should provide for study and enjoyment by faculty and students and also by the general public. We intend to honour that wish and build on it. This exhibition honours Michael's tremendous legacy to the University of Victoria and the broader community. I am delighted we have been able to bring it to downtown Vancouver.

David H. Turpin, PhD, FRSC
President and Vice-Chancellor
University of Victoria

Selected works from the vast Michael Williams collection of West Coast art will be displayed at the Pendulum Gallery (HSBC Building) in Vancouver from March 8-19, 2004. The exhibit sponsor is HSBC Bank Canada.