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Archive of posts tagged "museum"

Old School Vancouver Summer Fashion

June 26th, 2014 @ 1:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This weekend, the exhibit Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit opens at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. “As a city surrounded by water, going to the beach and owning a swimsuit is an essential part of both our wardrobe and our Vancouver identity. Drawing primarily on the collections of fashion historian Ivan Sayers, the Maritime […]

Neon Museum Las Vegas

May 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

“If you wanna get rich, make little people feel like big people… good food cheap, good whiskey cheap, and a good gamble. That’s all there is to it, son.” Our guide repeated part of this Benny Binion quote as we stood on a dirt path in front of precarious light bulbs clinging to a Binion’s […]

Museum of Anthropology Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art

April 14th, 2014 @ 3:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC quickly became one of my favourite places in Metro Vancouver after school field trip visits when I was younger. The history and artwork, the in-depth look at Northwest Coast culture, and the various galleries make the MOA an enchanting place for a visitor of any age. Without Masks […]

Winter Wander 2014

January 30th, 2014 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Not only does Vanier Park offer one of the best views of downtown Vancouver and the local mountains, it’s also home to some incredibly valuable attractions and cultural institutions. This Saturday, February 1st you can explore the best of this Kitsilano corner during Winter Wander 2014. Winter Wander 2014 The six cultural institutions of Vanier […]

The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico

November 4th, 2013 @ 6:04pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology at UBC recently opened a new exhibition, The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926-2011. On until March next year, The Marvellous Real features 55 artworks that capture the idea of the “marvellous real”, a term coined by Cuban writer and ethno-musicologist, Alejo Carpentier (1904 – 1980). The term is used to […]

The Exploratorium in San Francisco

August 26th, 2013 @ 11:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Exploratorium in San Francisco is not your average museum. In fact, it’s pretty much unlike any other museum I’ve visited so I won’t call it that. It’s an imagination-boosting, mind-bending, tinker-encouraging, eye-opening, fun-filled space for science and discovery. It was another stop during our recent trip to San Francisco with Disney Canada and Travel […]

Walt Disney Family Museum San Francisco

August 20th, 2013 @ 10:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

There are various San Francisco activities and landmarks that make a trip to the City by the Bay complete such as a tour of Alcatraz, dinner at the legendary Tonga Room, family fun at Pier 39, photo ops at the Golden Gate Bridge, riding a cable car or navigating Lombard Street. For families, fans of […]

Museum of Anthropology: Paradise Lost

August 14th, 2013 @ 2:49pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Museum of Anthropology (“MOA”) at UBC quickly became one of my favourite places in Metro Vancouver after school field trip visits when I was younger. The history and artwork, the in-depth look at Northwest Coast culture, and the various galleries make the MOA an enchanting place for a visitor of any age. Their latest […]