22 May 2008

A Victorian Era Celebration for the Whole Family to Enjoy this Weekend

Join us for A Victorian Era Celebration filled with activities the whole family will enjoy this weekend, Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25, from 2 to 4 pm at the New Brunswick Museum.

Come enjoy family themed activities including an interactive Victorian tea, crafts, and baking activity for children. View new temporary exhibitions highlighting Victorian era travel and art - No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers; and Defiant Beauty: William Hind in the Labrador Peninsula.

No Place for a Lady, produced by the Vancouver Museum, brings to life the experiences of 18 th to early 20 th century European women travelers as they explored new and distant parts of the world including Egypt, the Middle East, China, Japan, Oceania, and North America. Learn how New Brunswick travelers were part of this international community.

Defiant Beauty, organized and toured by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery - St. John's , NL , displays the beautiful and compelling sketches and paintings created in the summer of 1861, by Canadian artist, William Hind (1833-1889) who accompanied his brother Henry, on the first exploration of the interior of the Labrador Peninsula.

Also, on Sunday, May 25, at 2 pm enjoy a talk by Andrea Kirkpatrick, New Brunswick Museum Curator of Canadian and International Art.

Defiant Beauty continues at the New Brunswick Museum until July 13, 2008. No Place For a Lady continues at the New Brunswick Museum until September 1, 2008.

For more information: (506) 643-2300 or 1-888-268-9595.

For further information:

Jane Fullerton

(506) 643-2346