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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:

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects - To March 17, 2019
The Metamorphosis – To March 17, 2019
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 To May 20, 2019
Affinities: Canadian Artists and France - To May 20, 2019
Mowry Baden - March 2 – June 9, 2019
Displacement  - March 2 – June 9, 2019

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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Don't keep us waiting too long... #FrenchModerns #MonettoMatisse is now on view at the Gallery through May 20. Plan your visit today so you have time to see this exhibition of works by some of the best-known artists of all time in Vancouver more than once! #mustsee ... Image: Édouard Manet, "Young Girl on a Bench," 1880, oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum, Collection of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation, L2009.5.9, Photo: Brooklyn Museum
Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery has been telling stories through art for almost 90 years. Watch Capital Campaign Co-Chair and artist Jane Irwin as she shares how an early encounter with art at the Gallery had a lasting impact on her life. Was there an exhibition or event at the Gallery that had a transformational effect on you? Tell us in the comments below! … Watch this video interview with Jane in full on our IGTV. In celebration of #HeritageWeek, take a look back at the Gallery’s history in our Stories as we embrace our past and look ahead to the future. #ArtMakesUs
Our highly anticipated spring exhibition #FrenchModerns: #MonettoMatisse, 1850-1950 is now open! Visit us today to experience masterworks from one of the most dynamic and beloved eras in the history of art, including this painting by #JulesBreton, a work that straddles myth and reality in its idealized portrayal of rural labourers at the end of the work day. See it at the end of your work day! We’re open until 9 PM every Tuesday. ... Image: Jules Breton, “The End of the Working Day,” 1886-87, oil on canvas, Museum of Brooklyn, Gift of Mrs. Edwards S. Harness, 35.867
#MarianneNicolson’s stunning installation “Baxwana’tsi: The Container for Souls” (2006) turns a bentwood chest, normally intended to hold family heirlooms, sacred objects and articles of personal significance, into a container of light that spills shadows onto the surrounding gallery walls. The shadows cast from this work are then affected by visitors to the space, who physically interrupt the flow of light and cast their own shadows onto the walls. By creating a place of reflection and in offering the interaction of light and bodies as a critical aspect of the work, Nicolson highlights the transformative potential within the space of the Gallery. … How do you create space for reflection? Find your inspiration at the Gallery, and experience Marianne Nicolson’s work from the #VanArtCollection in #TheMetamorphosis before the exhibition closes March 17. … #Repost from a recent visit by @markusofthedeep 🙏🏽✨


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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