Since October 2014, Dong Yue has been doing Mandarin and Cantonese tour for Chinese visitors at the Vancouver Art Gallery (http://vanartgallery.bc.ca). Using his knowledge of art history, and drawing the parallels from the Chinese culture, Dong Yue deliver the exhibition guided talks that make international art relevant to the Chinese audience. Visitors include adults, students and families.
A series of tours to the popular public art pieces in downtown Vancouver was led by Dong Yue for the Public Art Program of the city of Vancouver in the summer of 2015. The tours were conducted in Mandarin and it was so popular that some of the tours exceeded the capacity of 20 people.
This seminar was the first of its kind in Vancouver initiated and led by Dong Yue, which is meant to be part of a series of talks. This one in late 2015 was about the survey on the must-visit cultural venues in Vancouver for the local Chinese who are interested in exploring Vancouver. The two-hour seminar was in Mandarin and had about 30 attendants.
This tour has been well received by the Chinese visitors. Dongyue has started the tour in late 2013. The tour is part of the gallery outreach to the Chinese community in Burnaby.