On August 12 at 2:00 pm, Vancouver Maritime Museum Curator Duncan MacLeod will lead a virtual tour of one of our feature exhibitions, By the Shore: Maritime B.C. in Paintings. This exhibition includes 44 of the paintings in the VMM Collection, many of them from the  William and Mary Everette Collection, and highlights the work of many of British Columbia’s most important marine artists.

The tour will include a virtual walk-through of the exhibition of paintings of B.C.’s diverse landscape that feature sandy beaches, working harbours, glorious vistas and more. Duncan will also provide a detailed examination of select paintings from the exhibition. For example, Duncan has some good stories about The Old Waterfront by John Horton.

Duncan will also talk about the history of marine painting in B.C. and will share fascinating details about artists such as Thomas William Fritz and Brian Traverse Smith and many more of the painters featured in the exhibition.

This is a rare opportunity to tour an exhibition with its creator. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the exhibition and the process of putting it together.

Duncan MacLeod was born and raised in Vancouver. He has an MA in Classical Archaeology from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in ancient history, cultures and languages from UBC. Duncan has been working at the Vancouver Maritime Museum since 2013 and has been the curator since June 2015. In his role as the curator, he manages the artifact collection and the creation of exhibitions. Duncan has also spent time in the Arctic lecturing on the history of Arctic Exploration

Tickets for this virtual tour are only $5 and are free for members. To get your free member’s ticket, email marketing@vanmaritime (unless you already have your personal member code).

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