Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family-Friendly Weekend: Family Fuse, March 3-4

Photo credit: Vancouver Art Gallery

On select Fridays throughout the year, the Vancouver Art Gallery – Western Canada’s largest showcase for art – morphs from sophisticated museum to multimedia entertainment zone.

The events, called Fuse, transform the gallery into a space where art, music and  performance all come together.  Fuse features live shows in the gallery spaces, progressive DJs, unconventional and offbeat gallery tours and lots of unexpected surprises.  The idea behind it all: Show that museums can be hip, exciting and accessible.

This March 3-March 4 marks a special weekend installment of Fuse designed with families in mind.   It’s called Family Fuse and is staged three times a year. 

The interactive event, called Through the Lens, brings together artists, musicians and dancers who give visitors a chance to see the world through their eyes.  Families can enjoy unique performances, workshops, tours and plenty of hands-on fun.  Plus, children 12-and-under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Of course, there’s also plenty of incredible artwork to enjoy.  The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to more than 10,000 masterpieces, with an emphasis on contemporary and modern works that engage with British Columbia’s majestic landscape.  In its permanent collection, there are more than 200 paintings by Emily Carr, whose modern landscapes depicting local rainforests and first nations carvings have won worldwide acclaim.

Has anyone attended a Fuse event?  What did you think? 

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