Meet Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Other Great Masters at the WAG’s Family Sunday
It’s an opportunity of a lifetime! Bring your family and friends to the WAG to Mingle with the Masters Family Sunday on June 2 from 1:30- 4pm. Explore the spectacular work of over 100 internationally celebrated artists including Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, and Warhol! Admission is $20 per family (up to 2 adult and 4 children).
Focusing on the masterpieces illuminating the WAG during the 100 Masters: Only in Canada exhibition, this all-ages Sunday afternoon features art-making workshops, theatrical performances, family audio tours of the exhibition, and an fun interactive Family Zone featuring a “masterful” photo booth.
“The galleries are filled with energy during Family Sundays,” says Sophie Begin, Youth Programs Co-ordinator, who is anticipating 1000 attendees at the June 2 event. “The families can tour the show on their own thanks to the audio tours, or they can join in with the games, music, and activities we have going on. We get a wide range of families attending our Family Sundays. A lot of grandparents with their grandchildren, people from different ethnic communities in the city. Art is something you can access whatever your language or age.”
At the last Family Sunday event for Creations and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art, Begin was moved by the afternoon’s potential to connect families and forge new friendships. “I was hanging out in the lobby, watching the kids play together, and I was approached by one family who had just arrived in Winnipeg with their adopted Inuit son. It was their first time connecting with other Inuit family in the city and they were thrilled to do it in such an artistic setting.”
Begin has also seen how children approach “high art” without fear or preconceptions. “The kids react very well to the art workshops. It’s actually quite inspiring to see them studying works in the galleries, then bring their observations to their own paintings and drawings while their parents watch.”
More information is available at wag.ca/learn.
Family Sunday is generously sponsored by Astral Radio (Virgin 103.1). BMO is the presenting sponsor for 100 Masters: Only in Canada.
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