Be Strong and Free … Take a Contemporary Canadian Art Trip with Visual Arts Nova Scotia to Oh, Canada at Mass MoCA

Please note the below package offer is no longer available.

image courtesy of Mass MoCA

Halifax, NS., March 5, 2012 Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) is excited to offer a one-of-a-kind travel package – the Oh (VANS) Trip! – to Massachusetts from May 24th to May 27th, 2012 for the highly anticipated opening of Oh, Canada at MASS MoCA.

Generating much excitement from across Canada and internationally, Oh, Canada features work by over 60 artists, who hail from every province and nearly every territory in the country. Oh, Canada is by far the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art outside of Canada and is on the lips and in the minds of anyone interested in contemporary Canadian art. From participating and non-participating Canadian artists to regional, national and international curators to art editors, writers, patrons and many more contemporary art enthusiasts, the exhibition is guaranteed to attract audiences from around the world for the exhibition opening on May 26th, 2012.

The unique 4-day Oh (VANS) Trip! guarantees an exceptional contemporary art experience and excursion for any contemporary art enthusiast. For $800, the trip includes return group travel from Halifax, Nova Scotia to North Adams, Massachusetts and travel while in Massachusetts; shared hotel accommodation for 3-nights at the Jiminy Peak Resort; a weekend pass to Oh, Canada and to all other exhibitions at Mass MoCA; a copy of the Oh, Canada exhibition catalogue; socializing and networking opportunities with the national and international art scene through Oh, Canada programming—including a VIP pass to the opening party; … and time permitting, tours and site visits to nearby art galleries and museums.

The Oh (VANS) Trip! package is available to anyone interested in viewing the Oh, Canada survey exhibition and experiencing this prime opportunity to mingle with the contemporary art scene across Canada and abroad.

To purchase your Oh (VANS) Trip! ticket, please contact Eric Gaudet at Maritime Travel at or phone 1-866-463-6006, before the booking deadline of April 18th, 2012. All ticket holders must have a valid passport and it is encouraged that they purchase their own travel insurance.


Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) works for the advancement and rights of the visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia. As an exceptional resource to the visual arts sector in Nova Scotia, the public frequently consults VANS on the visual arts and artists in Nova Scotia.

For additional information about VANS or the Oh (VANS) Trip! please consult or contact VANS directly at

MASS MoCA is the largest center for contemporary arts in the United States and is located in North Adams, Massachusetts. For more information on the institution or the Oh Canada exhibition, please visit the Mass MoCA website.

Media Contact:

Crystal Melville
Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
t: (902) 423-4694, 1-866-225-8267,
f: (902)422-0881





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