Described Tour | The Street

Saturday July 6, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver | Map

Complimentary admission for visitors with sight loss and a companion. Capacity is limited. Please contact to register. Pick up your free admission badge in the lobby beside the Coat Check at 10:30 am.

Views of the Collection: The Street is part of a series of presentations on the 4th floor that comprise thematic perspectives on the Gallery’s collection. Launched in 2018, this new initiative celebrates our collection’s breadth and unique strengths. The urban street has been an important source of inspiration for artists since the Renaissance, and it remains one of the primary sites for the production and enactment of culture in the world today. As the central space in which private and public realms intersect, the street is an arena where individual gestures and chance encounters speak to the conviviality and pleasures, the challenges and alienation of everyday life. Comprising more than 50 works from the Gallery’s holdings, The Street includes painting, photography, sculpture and video ranging in date from the eighteenth century to the present. Canadian and international artists include Roy Arden, Kati Campbell, Robert Capa, Allyson Clay, Robert Frank, Fred Herzog, Judy Radul and Ian Wallace.

This described tour will highlight a small selection of artwork from this exhibit.

VocalEye’s Sighted Guides are available to meet adults with vision loss (18 years of age and over) at the Burrard Sky Train station and accompany them to and from the Gallery. To arrange a Sighted Guide meet-up, please contact Donna at least 3 days in advance:

The Vancouver Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are also available on site for visitor use and may be reserved in advance by calling 604-662-4700.

Monthly described tours at the Vancouver Art Gallery are designed for visitors of all ages who are blind or partially sighted.  The gallery’s Educators have been specially trained by VocalEye in visual description techniques that complement their backgrounds in art history and material practice. Educators will provide in-depth information about historical context, artistic conventions and interpretive trends as they relate to observable aesthetic characteristics and the exhibition’s core ideas.