Celebrate Family Day weekend by bringing your entire family to the third annual Kids Takeover UBC on Sunday, February 16. This UBC tradition has its roots in Takeover Day, a celebration of children and young people to museums, galleries, arts organizations, archives and heritage sites first launched in the United Kingdom. There are family activities happening across the UBC campus. For more information and how to purchase your all-access family pass, see Kids Take Over UBC.
Have you ever sat in a giant camera or seen a huge shadow of an invisible old-growth tree? Walk with us: see things from different points of view and how artists have made trees look big and small. Wear comfortable shoes and in case of rain, bring your umbrellas!
Mini tours are from:
Children should be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and is on a first-come basis. Sign up in person on Sunday, February 16 at the Gallery’s Front Desk starting at noon.
For more information contact Naomi Sawada (firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.822.3640).
Complete information about UBC Family Day activities and how to purchase your all-access family pass can be found on Kids Take Over UBC.
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Have you seen a work of art from high above the ground or walked across one that's so huge you weren't aware of it? This handout for children and families shows how an artwork can look different depending on your point of view. There's an activity you can do at home or outside along with some perspective on Esther Shalev-Gerz’s The Shadow, an artwork on the UBC Vancouver campus. This handout was adapted from a tour created for Kids Take Over UBC in February 2020.[more]