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Family FUSE Weekend at Vancouver Art Gallery

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:17am PDT
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The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting two days of activities for young and old during Family FUSE Weekend.

Parents and children (and those young at heart) will be able to discover and explore the Vancouver Art Gallery, and participate in music, dance, and theatre workshops.

Where Vancouver Art Gallery
Date Saturday, June 16, 2012 & Sunday, June 17, 2012
Time From 10:00am to 5:00pm each day
Tickets Gallery members & children aged 0-12 are free when accompanied by an adult.
Regular admission rates apply: $20 adults, $15 senior (65+), $15 student (with valid ID)

These are just a few of the workshops offered throughout the weekend:

  • Travel Journal (10:00am-4:00pm)
  • Travel through Strings (10:30am, 11:30am Sat & 2:30pm & 3:30pm Sun)
    With featured artists Infinitus
  • Drawing “Au plein air” (10:30am-4:00pm)
    Outside Robson Street Doors
  • Bhangra Dance Performance (12:00pm, 1:00pm, 3:00pm)
    With the South Asian Arts Society
  • Bhangra Dance & Music Workshop (1:30pm)
    With the South Asian Arts Society
  • What really happened in the woods that day? (12:30pm, 2:00pm)
  • Art Agents (10:00am–4:00pm)
  • Wish you were here! (10:00am-4:30pm)
  • Sketch Station (10:30am-4:30pm)
  • Making Place (10:30am-4:00pm)
  • A Journey in Shadow (10:30am-4:30pm)
    With featured artists Mere Phantoms
  • Family Film Lounge (10:00am-4:30pm)
    Programmed by Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth

With admission you can also explore the current exhibition: COLLECTING MATISSE AND MODERN MASTERS: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.

At the turn of the twentieth century, sisters Etta and Claribel Cone began to amass a collection of 3,000 objects, forming one of the world’s greatest holdings of early European Modernism. This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view nearly 50 exceptional works from their stunning collection, which was donated to The Baltimore Museum of Art in 1949. The highlight of the Cone Collection is a group of works by Henri Matisse, making The Baltimore Museum of Art’s Matisse collection the largest and most comprehensive in the world.

The Vancouver Art Gallery has offered up a family pass for a Miss604 reader to enjoy either Family FUSE Weekend or the gallery in general at a later date. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment here naming your favourite artist (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a family pass for @VanArtGallery from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Friday, June 15, 2012. The winner can use the pass for Family FUSE Weekend or another time in the future. Family passes include single day admission for a maximum of 2 adults and 4 children.

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Update The winner is Pat!

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  1. Iris says:

    Franz Marc is a favorite artist of mine.

  2. Michelle W. says:

    I love the Canadian artist Ariel Lyons.

  3. Debbie says:

    My favourite painter of all time is Picasso

  4. Sheila says:

    My favourite artist is Quentin Blake.

  5. Bev says:

    Favourite of all time, Pierre-Auguste Renoir! <3

  6. Pat says:

    Our 5 year old daughter is now learning about Matisse at art school!!

  7. Krishna says:


  8. Greg says:

    Local artist Nick Bantock

  9. Sheila says:

    My favourite artists are The Group of Seven. Especially Tom Thompson.

  10. Sara says:

    Current favourite artist is my 4 year old kid. (Cheesy, I know but I love discovering what new thing she’s learned to draw.)

  11. Debra says:

    Edward Munch is my fave!

  12. Elaine says:


  13. Ekaterina Dovjenko says:

    Dali for sure!

  14. Rebecca says:

    Van Gogh

  15. Vince says:

    Leonardo Da Vinci – painting, sculpture, sketches, an amazing man!

  16. Shelley says:

    Ryusuke Tomiya

  17. Steph :) says:

    Group of Seven Lawren Harris

  18. Tracy says:


  19. Leah says:

    salvador dali or malevich

  20. cindy quach says:

    emily carr and my 7 year old

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