May 20, 1938: Unemployed members of the Relief Project Workers’ Union of Vancouver, BC, occupy the Hotel George, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the central post office and begin a sit-down strike at the latter two buildings that would last until they were forcibly evicted on June 19, “Bloody Sunday.” Within hours, thousands of Canadians rallied to protest the police action.
Louise Bourgeois. Not a big fan of her spiders and other semi-mechanical stuff but saw some of these at the Vancouver Art Gallery and stood there for about half an hour with my eyes wide and jaw open. In Love.
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Bobbie Charette, left, and Josie Hoi picnic as children play during the lunch hour at the Picnurbia installation in Robson Square in Vancouver, Aug. 10, 2011. Picnurbia, a pop up picnic zone between Robson Square and the Vancouver Art Gallery, has bright yellow artificial turf, grassy hills, beach umbrellas and built-in benches. (Jeff Vinnick/The Globe and Mail /Jeff Vinnick/The Globe and Mail)