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Vancouver Art Gallery
Art for All

 Immerse yourself in historic masterworks and groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Take a public tour of the exhibitions, or get creative on weekends with family activities and free entry on Sundays for children 12 & under.

Enhance your experience by visiting the Gallery Store for unique gifts, or break for lunch on the Gallery Café’s exquisite rooftop patio.

Visit our website: vanartgallery.bc.ca


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We are thrilled to present the Canadian premiere of “David Milne: Modern Painting” and the innovative painter’s first major retrospective in Canada in thirty years, showcasing highlights of his half-century career! Co-curator Sarah Milroy calls Canadian artist #DavidMilne “a modern artist for the ages and one of Canada’s best kept secrets.” Have you been to the Gallery to see the exhibition yet? … #FunFact: David Milne uses a technique he calls the “dazzle spot,” a contrast spot or area of blankness on the canvas that focusses the eye and forces you to work your way around the picture plane, “throwing the rest of the picture together by its contrasting shock.” Can you find a #dazzlespot in this painting? Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for them on your next visit to the Gallery! … Image: David Milne, “White Trees in a Green Valley,” c. 1916, oil on canvas, Collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Acquired with the assistance of the Women’s Committee and The Winnipeg Foundation, G-62-10, Photo: Leif Norman
On this #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay, the Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to acknowledge our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations, whose rich cultures are fundamental to artistic life here in #Vancouver and to our work at the Gallery. This summer season, our exhibitions offer a multitude of ways for each of us to consider our relationship to land and place. Visit the Gallery to take a moment to reflect on what we can learn from the land and how we share what we learn with others! … Opening on July 14, the exhibition “Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?” is a dialogue between two artists, presented via their individual and collaborative #performanceart practices. It is also the first exhibition curated at the Gallery by @tfhogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art. #AyumiGoto and #PeterMorin’s work begins with their respective positions as a Japanese diasporic woman and a Tahltan First Nation man, reflecting deep ancestral knowledges and the ways in which their identities and experiences are inscribed by #colonialism. Grounded in explorations related to the land and building upon their deep friendship, Goto and Morin ask how cultural knowledge and history inform our experience of place, and offer a new conception of performance art that attends to the specificities of working between cultures, across Indigenous territories and within arts institutions. The exhibition will also feature work by artists Corey Bulpitt, Roxanne Charles, Navarana Iglaliorte, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Horuko Okano and Juliane Okat Bitek. … Image: Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin, “this is what happens when we perform the memory of the land,” 2013, documentation of performance, Courtesy of the Artists, Photo: Dylan Robinson
Our current #VancouverArtGalleryOffsite installation showcases renowned Japanese architect #ShigeruBan’s visionary design for disaster relief. The Kobe Paper Log House from 1995 stands as an exemplary instance of Ban’s thinking around shelter, local materials, consultative processes and innovative design. For more than twenty years, Ban has responded to requests for assistance, and his innovative use of materials and technology has directly aided thousands of people around the world affected by disaster. … The installation at Offsite utilizes locally sourced materials and is surrounded by a large photomural that documents Ban’s ongoing design work on global disaster relief projects. The founder of the #VoluntaryArchitectsNetwork, Ban has applied his extensive knowledge of recyclable materials, particularly paper and cardboard, to constructing high-quality, low-cost shelters for victims of disaster—including in Rwanda (1999), Turkey (2000), India (2001), Japan (2004), Sri Lanka (2005), China (2008), United States (2009), Haiti (2010), Japan (2011), China (2014), Philippines (2014), Nepal (2015), Ecuador (2016), Italy (2016), Kenya (2017) and Mexico (2017). Experience the exhibition for yourself at our Offsite location from now until October 8! #WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #DesignforSocialChange … Images: “Offsite: Shigeru Ban,” site-specific exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite, May 11 to October 8, 2018, Photo 1 + 4: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery
Trying to make plans to see our newest exhibitions #CabinFever and #DavidMilne: Modern Painting? Starting this Friday, June 22, you'll have even more time to enjoy the artworks on display with our extended summer hours until 9 PM every Friday! Regular admission rate apply. Get your advance tickets today 👆🏼👆🏽👆🏼 … Image: Installation view of “Cabin Fever,” exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery from June 9 to September 30, 2018, Photo: @sachinkhona, Vancouver Art Gallery


The Vancouver Art Gallery occupies an entire city block in the heart of downtown Vancouver, bounded by Georgia Street, Hornby Street, Robson Street and Howe Street.

You can enter the Gallery from either Hornby Street or Robson Street Plaza (adjacent to Howe Street).

Both entrances are wheelchair accessible.

Hours and Dates of Operation

Open daily 10am-5pm; Tuesdays until 9pm.

Gallery tours on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Weekly Family Programs every Sunday, free for kids 12 & under.

 Calendar of Events


Phone: 604.662.4719
Website: vanartgallery.bc.ca
Email: marketing@vanartgallery.bc.ca
Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

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