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Vancouver Art Gallery
Art for All

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

 2019 exhibition highlights include:

 Moving Still: Performative Photography In India to September 2, 2019
Views from the Collection: The Street  to November 17, 2019
Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time to September 29, 2019
Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty  to January 26, 2020
Robert Rauschenberg: 1965 -1980 to January 26, 2020



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

@vanartgallery

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#FunFact: In 1981, the public helped raise $32,000 to acquire this print by #RobertRauschenberg, titled “Rush #10” from “The Cloister Series,” for the #VanArtCollection. Donors purchased one square inch of the work for $5 as part of the Gallery’s “Buy an Inch of Rauschenberg” campaign. . The initiative coincided with the capital campaign “Take the Gallery to Court,” which culminated in Arthur Erickson's renovation to the 1911 Provincial courthouse complex, where the Gallery has been housed since 1983. . Join us today at the Gallery to experience this large-scale print in “Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980” and find out more about the many exciting and unique features of your new Vancouver Art Gallery building! . Image: Robert Rauschenberg, “Rush #10–The Cloister Series, 1980, transfer print on paper and fabric, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Permanent Collection Fund and Public Donations raised through Volunteer Committee, © Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Photo: Robert Keziere, Vancouver Art Gallery #ArtMakesUs
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#Onthisday in 1977, music lovers around the world mourned the death of rock-and-roll legend #ElvisPresley. Now on view in #ExtremeBeauty, this work, titled "Grace" by Canadian artist #VikkyAlexander, pays ironic homage to the King by equating his celebrity with religion, or a kind of spiritual pursuit. At the same time, the sombre black frames surrounding the Elvis portraits resonate with a sense of adoration and vulnerability. . Visit the Gallery through January 26 to reconsider the impact of mass media culture on your everyday in "Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty." . Images: Vikky Alexander’s “Grace,” 1984, at the Members Opening, July 2019, Photos: @scottlittle
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“The more we can engage people in accessible programs, the more these dialogues can open up, and the more that we can help people see that art is relevant to every aspect of the human existence.” – Jessa Alston O’Connor, Gallery Educator . Did you know that your new Vancouver Art Gallery building will increase the Gallery’s capacity to provide meaningful education programs by 400%, with an ability to serve over 90,000 children and youth every year? Watch an interview with Gallery Educator Jessa on IGTV to learn more about how the new building will fundamentally change our ability to touch the lives of individuals through the power of art. . Questions? Drop-in this Saturday, August 17 to find out more about the many exciting and unique features of your new Gallery building at the informal New Building Design Preview, from 10 AM-5 PM in the Gallery Lobby! Free and open to the public. #ArtMakesUs
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This Saturday from 9-10 AM, experience the exhibitions as only a Gallery Member can—before doors open to the public!⁣ Show your Membership Card at the door to receive admission for you and one guest. ⁣ Be one of the first 100 members to arrive, and you’ll receive a special gift from our friends @aesopskincare.⁣ ⁣ Not a Member? Become one today to take advantage of this perk and much more!⁣ ⁣ Image: Members Opening of “Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty,” July 2019, Photo: @scottlittle

Directions

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


Contact

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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