The Vancouver Art Gallery is hosting several special exhibits and events throughout the next few months in honor of Vancouver’s 125th birthday (which is tomorrow, April 6th).
Until May 2011: WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City
This exhibition examines Vancouver through the extraordinary range of practices, actions and ideas that shape and activate it.
Until September 2011: Ken Lum
The most extensive survey of Ken Lumâ€™s work to date, the exhibition features a number of works not previously exhibited in North America.
Until September 2011: from the collection UNREAL
From examinations of human vulnerability to the mining of the unconscious as a source of inspiration, to a conscious turn towards the strange and fantastic as a deliberate strategy to counter the cool rationality of conceptual art, this exhibition considers the diversity and innovation with which artists explore the many edges of reality.
To also celebrate VanCity Saving’s Credit Union’s 65th anniversary members are invited to the Vancouver Art Gallery April 12, 2011 to experience the WE: Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City exhibit. Credit Union members will have free admission to the gallery from 10:00am until 9:00pm. Any members that cannot make it out on the 12th are invited to visit any Tuesday during the exhibit’s run for $6.50 off the price of their admission. Simply show your member card to redeem either of these offers.
I have the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the Vancouver Art Gallery in honor of these milestones. Here’s how you can enter to win:
I will draw two winners at random April 8th, 2011 at 11:00am who will each receive a pass for themselves and a guest (to be used by May 27, 2011).
Update The winners are Laura Ellis (Facebook entry) and Jeff.