Family FUSE Weekend at Vancouver Art Gallery

Comments 23 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

Follow the Vancouver Art Gallery on Twitter and Facebook for more information about exhibits and special events.

Update The winner is Pat!

23 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. IrisWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:24am PDT

    Franz Marc is a favorite artist of mine.

  2. Michelle W.Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:29am PDT

    I love the Canadian artist Ariel Lyons.

  3. DebbieWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:34am PDT

    My favourite painter of all time is Picasso

  4. SheilaWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:37am PDT

    My favourite artist is Quentin Blake.

  5. BevWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:45am PDT

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

  6. PatWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 11:46am PDT

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

  7. KrishnaWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 12:04pm PDT


  8. Steve Zussino – Grocery AlertsWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 1:26pm PDT

    Leonardo Da Vinci.

  9. GregWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 2:07pm PDT

    Local artist Nick Bantock

  10. SheilaWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 7:41pm PDT

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

  11. SaraWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 9:49pm PDT

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

  12. DebraWednesday, June 13th, 2012 — 10:09pm PDT

    Edward Munch is my fave!

  13. ElaineThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 8:18am PDT


  14. Ekaterina DovjenkoThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 8:36am PDT

    Dali for sure!

  15. RebeccaThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:37am PDT

    Van Gogh

  16. Amelia StegemanThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 10:41am PDT

    Emily Carr!

  17. VinceThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:07am PDT

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

  18. ShelleyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 12:58pm PDT

    Ryusuke Tomiya

  19. Steph :)Thursday, June 14th, 2012 — 6:30pm PDT

    Group of Seven Lawren Harris

  20. TracyThursday, June 14th, 2012 — 11:14pm PDT


  21. LeahFriday, June 15th, 2012 — 1:56pm PDT

    salvador dali or malevich

  22. cindy quachSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 9:32am PDT

    emily carr and my 7 year old

  23. Kendal KendrickSaturday, June 16th, 2012 — 8:55pm PDT

    Vincent van Gogh

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