The largest art gallery in Western Canada is a focal point of downtown Vancouver. Presenting a full range of contemporary artists and major historical masters, it is recognized internationally for its superior exhibitions and excellent interactive education programs and houses a permanent collection of almost 7,000 works of art. Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm.
Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7
Daily 10 am - 5 pm, Tues 10 am - 9 pm
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The Vancouver Art Gallery celebrates its 85th Anniversary today, October 5! The Gallery first opened its doors on October. 5, 1931.
Oct 5, 2016
The first North American survey of international artist Bharti Kher incorporates elements of sculpture, photography and painting to explore ritual and female identity.
Sep 4, 2016
For Vancouver-based photographer Stephen Waddell, the line between fiction and reality in art can be a blurry one.
Aug 3, 2016
Audain Prize goes to Paul Wong; VIVA Awards to Raymond Boisjoly and Kelly Lycan.
Jun 7, 2016
The neoclassical rotunda in the Vancouver Art Gallery is nothing if not stately, and it’s here, as part of "MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture," that viewers can find the exhibition’s boldest statement about the intersection of art and text.
Apr 29, 2016
The creative practice of mashup, inventive art forms that use wide-ranging materials and processes from across cultures, has become increasingly widespread since the 1990s.
Apr 25, 2016
An exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery examines the six women most important to Pablo Picasso’s artistic development: Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque.
Apr 19, 2016
Jerry Pethick, "Shooting the Sun / Splitting the Pie", Vancouver Art Gallery, Oct. 24, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016
This exhibition reflects the idiosyncratic investigations of West Coast artist Jerry Pethick, who used rough-hewn ingenuity to explore his fascination with science and technology, particularly as they relate to visual perception and representation.
Jan 19, 2016
Vancouver Art Gallery acquires major artworks by Geoffrey Farmer, Reena Saini Kallat, Sonny Assu, Colleen Heslin and more
Vancouver Art Gallery has announced significant recent acquisitions for its expanding collection.
Dec 22, 2015
VAG acquires major contemporary historical art of the Northwest Coast from renowned U.S. art collector George Gund III
The Vancouver Art Gallery recently announced the donation of a comprehensive collection of First Nations artworks from the late San Francisco collector George Gund III, dramatically transforming the significance of the Gallery’s current collection.
Oct 18, 2015
The new building features over 85,000 square feet of exhibition space—more than doubling its current size—with 40,000 square feet of galleries dedicated to the museum’s vast collection.
Sep 29, 2015
Audain Prize goes to Michael Morris; VIVA to Elizabeth Zvonar; Balkind Prize to Cate Rimmer.
Apr 17, 2015
The Vancouver Art Gallery’s critically acclaimed and enormously popular exhibition "Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything" is now available for the first time to audiences around the world through Google Art Project.
Feb 8, 2015
Newly Discovered and Never-Before-Displayed Oil Paintings by J.E.H. MacDonald Donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery has unveiled a major donation of newly discovered oil paintings by James Edward Hervey (J.E.H.) MacDonald (1873 – 1932)—modernist painter and founding member of the iconic Group of Seven.
Jan 13, 2015
The Vancouver Art Gallery has announced the launch of a new, comprehensive initiative committed to advancing scholarship and public appreciation of Asian art.
Nov 5, 2014
A monumental donation of 556 photographs by the acclaimed American photographer Harry Callahan (1912-1999) has been donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery by the Montreal-based Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation.
Jun 15, 2014
Vancouver’s Douglas Coupland explores technology, cultural identity and the power of language in paintings, photographs, prints and other media as part of his first major survey exhibition.
Apr 20, 2014
This year, Fred Herzog is awarded the 12th Audain Prize, funded by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Skeena Reece and Mina Totino are each the recipient of the VIVA Award granted annually by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation.
Apr 11, 2014
The Vancouver Art Gallery has received a significant donation of artworks of Harold Edgerton (1903 – 1990) and Eadweard Muybridge (1830 – 1904), two giants in the history of modern and contemporary photography celebrated for their revolutionary works
Mar 18, 2014
Myfanwy MacLeod’s solo show at the Vancouver Art Gallery is titled "Myfanwy MacLeod or There And Back Again" – which may be an explicit reference to the subtitle of J.R.R. Tolkien’s "The Hobbit."
Mar 11, 2014 2 Comments
Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibition "Charles Edenshaw" Travels to the National Gallery of Canada and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in 2014. The exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery ends February 2, 2014.
Jan 23, 2014
The Vancouver Art Gallery has short-listed five architectural firms as finalists for the design of its new home in downtown Vancouver, selected from a pool of 75 firms representing 16 countries.
Jan 9, 2014
The Vancouver Art Gallery will host a major show later this year – "The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors." The exhibition, which opens Oct. 18, features nearly 200 objects from the collections of Beijing’s Palace Museum.
Dec 22, 2013
The Vancouver Art Gallery has organized the first major survey of work by Haida artist Charles Edenshaw, an important figure in the history of Northwest Coast art.
Dec 21, 2013
Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to announce the latest acquisition for its growing permanent collection. This work by Emily Carr, titled "Emily and Lizzie", is generously donated by long-time Gallery supporters Michael Audain and Yoshiko Karasawa.
Dec 4, 2013
Korean artist Kimsooja has become an impressive international presence with work that uses fabric and sewing as metaphors for the human experience.
Nov 21, 2013
The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China’s Emperors for the landmark exhibition" The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors" -- from October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015.
Oct 21, 2013
Although the popularity of comics as art – or comix, as the legendary Art Spiegelman and his underground colleagues call their oeuvre – has risen and fallen over the years, it’s now on an upswing.
May 14, 2013
As a little girl, Los Angeles-based Jennifer Volland was elated when her family vacationed at motels. As a university student, she chose hotel design as her thesis topic. Now, she’s turned this lifelong passion into an exhibition.
May 7, 2013
IAN WALLACE: At the Intersection of Painting and Photography, Oct 27, 2012 - Feb. 24, 2013, Vancouver Art Gallery
At long last, one of Vancouver’s most significant and influential contemporary artists is having a major retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery..
Nov 9, 2012
Vancouver is the only Canadian city represented in the Biennale’s city pavilions project. Other cities include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Mumbai, San Francisco, Tehran among others.
Sep 26, 2012
"SPIRITLANDS: t/HERE:" Marian Penner Bancroft - Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, Vancouver Art Gallery, June 30 – September 30, 2012
Some years ago on a trip to France, Vancouver artist Marian Penner Bancroft wrote notes to herself about taking photographs in “the spiral of Paris,” as she described the city.
Sep 1, 2012
The Vancouver Art Gallery has added major works by renowned Vancouver-based artist Jeff Wall, Chinese artist Song Dong and noted First Nations artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun to its permanent collection.
May 2, 2012
"Beat Nation: Art Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture" Vancouver Art Gallery, February 25 to June 3, 2012
What does Northwest coast First Nations art tradition look like today in an age of technology change and the influence of new media, new music and an explosion of fresh, contemporary expression?
Mar 30, 2012
Key acquisitions of historical and contemporary art expanded the Vancouver Art Gallery’s permanent collection by 156 works in 2011, with 113 works received through private donation.
Jan 12, 2012
CREATIVE LEGACIES: Private collectors are as crucial as ever to the survival of our public galleries
“Public art galleries as we know them wouldn’t exist without private collectors,” says Ian Thom, senior curator of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dec 31, 2011 1 Comments
"THE COLOUR OF MY DREAMS: THE SURREALIST REVOLUTION IN ART," Vancouver Art Gallery, May 28 – Sept 25, 2011
Some art movements are less fashionable than others. While it’s acceptable to admire – say, abstract expressionism - mere mention of surrealism in art circles is apt to elicit scowls.
Aug 31, 2011
Rediscovering Ken Lum's Vision of Vancouver
Dec 31, 2010
AS THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY EYES A NEW SPACE, A CITY-WIDE DEBATE GETS UNDERWAY.
Aug 31, 2010
TAKING ON A PIECE OF HISTORY FROM THE CANADIAN WEST, STAN DOUGLAS CREATES A COMPELLING MYSTERY IN KLATSASSIN AT THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY.
Apr 30, 2009
WITH "KRAZY!" THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY DRAWS A LINE BETWEEN COMICS, CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY ART.
Aug 31, 2008
Works from “Fragments” are among the remarkable collection of images in "Against the Day", the artist’s 25-year retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Aug 31, 2007
Zittel, who received a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, has received accolades for her life-encompassing art.
Apr 30, 2007
“New Perspectives on a Canadian Icon” is an ambitious show that is not so much about Carr’s art as it is about the shifting ground from which it is viewed.
Aug 31, 2006
Three hundred prime examples of Haida art created over a period of 200 years add up to another outstanding summer exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Apr 30, 2006
BRIAN JUNGEN, "Shapeshifter," Sept 29 — Dec 31, 2005, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Jan 28 — April 30, 2006, Vancouver Art Gallery; May 25 — Sept 4, 2006, Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal
Brian Jungen's themes of metamorphosis, myth, minimalism, craft, and ecology are like the landscape itself for Western Canadians. We are the children of our environment and claim its motifs, naturalness, and quiet open spaces as our own.
Dec 31, 2005
"CLASSIFIED MATERIALS: Accumulations, Archives, Artists," Oct 15, 2005 — Jan 2, 2006, Vancouver Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery press releases assert that Classified Materials: Accumulations, Archives, Artists "examines how artists find creative ways to produce meaning through the process of collection and classification."
Aug 31, 2005
"Rodney Graham:A Little Thought" makes its third North American appearance February 5 to May 8, 2005 at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dec 31, 2004
Vancouver artist Robert Arndt has been commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery to create a new work for the gallery’s NEXT project space.
Dec 31, 2003