The Vancouver Maritime Museum is one of the institutions that got me hooked on museums when I was young thanks to class trips. Feeding my brain, learning about the world outside my own community, and discovering what was once possible to achieve – and what could be accomplished. They have just launched an excellent campaign to beat the early winter blues by offering free admission for the next five Thursdays in a row.
From 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursdays from November 15, 2012 to December 13, 2012 the Vancouver Maritime Museum will offer free admission. Check out permanent collections and the new LURED exhibit:
LURED presents the work of renowned contemporary artists Stan Douglas, Uriel Orlow and Allan Sekula alongside Vancouver Maritime Museum objects and archival material. Together they provide unique perspectives on the maritime shipping industry –– its origins, consumer desire and the risks taken by the ‘invisible’ seafarers who work to meet those demands. LURED is a collaborative exhibit between the Vancouver Maritime Museum and the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
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