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Described Tour | A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

Saturday January 5, 2019 at 11 am at the Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver | Map

Regular admission is $24 for adults, $20 for seniors and $18 for students with a free companion rate. A limited number of free admission passes are available for VocalEye members. Please contact Donna to reserve yours: buddies@vocaleye.ca

This will be the first in a new series of monthly described tours at the Vancouver Art Gallery 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. Start time is 11 am from the gallery lobby. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 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: buddies@vocaleye.ca

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.

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects unites historical and contemporary works as selected by Ian M. Thom, former Senior Curator–Historical, from the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Over his thirty-year tenure at the Gallery as Senior Curator, Thom has curated more than eighty exhibitions and stewarded hundreds of acquisitions. Deliberately personal, this exhibition focuses on one curator’s selection of highlights from the more than 12,000 works in the Gallery’s collection, offering an individual take on what is important in the Gallery’s holdings and why. A Curator’s View includes a wide range of works by local, national and international artists in a wide variety of media including installation, painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper, and highlights the breadth and depth of the Gallery’s collection.

Described Tours will be offered on the first Saturday of each month beginning January 5, 2019.