BIG IDEAS at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Grades 5, 6, 9, and 10
September 26, 2019 – June 4, 2020
12:30 – 2:00PM

Explore the social and political issues embedded in the current exhibitions at the Maritime Museum and Vancouver Biennale’s art installation in Vanier Park in this new program developed by professional artist Toni Latour. Students will discuss religious and racial discrimination, cultural appropriation, and our histories of migration and immigration as they explore the Vancouver Biennale’s art installation in Vanier Park, Paradise Has Many Gates, and examine artifacts at the museum, including the sail from the Greenpeace vessel MV Moby Dick and the ocean liner RMS Empress of Japan. Students will then participate in a hands-on art workshop, connecting and responding to the ideas and perspectives they have learned.

Photo: roaming-the-planet. Students working inside of Paradise Has Many Gates.


$7.25 per student. One adult free with every five students, additional adults charged at the student rate.

Vancouver Biennale. We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Colombia.

To book your class: please email or call 604.257.8304