Vancouver Art Gallery
Art for All

Due to the current Corvid 19 crisis we are closed until further notice.

 

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

 2020 exhibition highlights include:

Rhythm, Rapture and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Contemporaries – to June 28, 2020

Shuvinai Ashoona: Mapping Worlds – February 22 to May 24, 2020

Lineages and land bases – February 22 – May 24, 2020

Modern in the Making: Post-war Craft and Design in British Columbia – April 10 – September 20, 2020

The Tin Man was a Dreamer: Allegories, Poetics and Performances of Power  - March 21 – August 23, 2020

Victor Vasarely: Sharing Forms – June 27-October 18, 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 take a break at our new 1931 Gallery Bistro and rooftop patio.

Visit our website: vanartgallery.bc.ca

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What is on your mind right now? Think of a time when you were a patient or were caring for someone who was a patient. What did it feel like to have someone listen to you or to really listen yourself? Who would benefit most from hearing your story? . These are the questions asked by the #PennMedicineListeningLab, an immersive visual and auditory storytelling initiative created by patients, caregivers, staff and providers that embraces the power of listening as a form of #care. . #Storytelling builds compassion, strengthens relationships and allows us to discover ourselves in others. In our next edition of #ArtConnects on Friday, May 29 at 4:30 PM, #AaronLevy, Executive Director and Chief Curator of @slought_org at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss the Penn Medicine Listening Lab, a recording line, immersive exhibition and online experience launched in October 2019 that aspires to help people become better listeners and enhance the well-being of our community. Levy will also share a selection of stories submitted to the project, as well as the Pocket Guide to Mindful Listening. Register today through the link in bio or at https://bit.ly/3eyrbNh. . Image: Francis "Franz" Johnston (1888-1949), "Reflections, Algoma," 1918-19, oil on panel, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mrs. Marguerite Horn
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Did you know that artist #CaroleItter once lived on a #chickenfarm in a suburb of Vancouver? Discover the incredible story of her life and work this Wednesday at 1:30 PM on #ArtAtHome LIVE with Family Programs Coordinator, Christina Jones! Register now through the link in bio or at https://bit.ly/2AWDQe6. . "Chicken Box #3" (1974) is one of a series of 12 works, many of which have since been destroyed, that features a square box collaged with images of chickens and/or eggs. Having previously always been an urban-dweller, Itter was fascinated by the birds’ behaviour, describing them as “perversely narcissistic” and “out to preserve themselves.” Almost 40 years later, Itter returned to creating work with birds as a subject. She even created a Canada Goose costume for a performance and wore it to accept her 2017 #AudainPrize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts! . Image: (1) Carole Itter, "Chicken Box #3," 1974, mixed media, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist; (2 + 3) Carole Itter accepts the 2017 Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, April 2017, Photos: @scottlittle
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#CuratorSelects | Zoë Chan on Ken Lum: "I like this image from a larger photographic series by #KenLum where he juxtaposes portraits of individuals with simple texts that offer us insight into what his subjects might be thinking. I love this one in particular because it tries to imagine how a child thinks. I like that it attempts to access a child’s inner world (which I always think must be interesting), yet doesn’t give you access, because the child is humming. The child is presented as almost thinking in a kind of code language, inaccessible to the world of adults. . For me, this image also brings up childhood memories of playing for hours by myself or staring out the window looking at passersby. (I was alone but not lonely!) And, of course, in the context of COVID, this work has a particular poignancy, as you could imagine the child wanting to play with friends or go to school but can’t because of physical distancing." - Zoë Chan, Assistant Curator . Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 1:30 PM for an #ArtistTalk with @ken__lum on #ArtConnects! Register now through link in bio or at https://bit.ly/2X02yCX. . Image: Ken Lum, "Hum, hum, hummm," 1994, chromogenic print, lacquer, enamel on aluminum, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Bob Rennie
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Let’s make #ArtAtHome inspired by the work of Vancouver artist #CaroleItter! . 🎨What you’ll need: scissors, tape, glue, a piece of paper for your background [optional], things from around your home that are no longer in use. We chose to use printed photos, old t-shirts, leftover fabric pieces and old painting scraps. . 1️⃣ Collect, Gather and Reflect | Once you have compiled your found objects, take a closer look at them together. Do the materials you have collected have anything in common? What else can you add to enhance this theme? . 2️⃣ Arrange and Re-Arrange | Think about how you will layer your materials. What shapes you will cut your pieces into? What pieces will go where? Think about what else you could add or if you should take something away. . 3️⃣ Experiment | Experiment with how you will attach or assemble your pieces. Carole Itter has sewn some of the pieces of this work together. If sewing is challenging, you can tape, glue, staple or even tie your pieces together. We used tape but in an interesting way that was inspired by Itter’s sewing stitches. . Download the step-by-step instructions for this #ArtAtHome activity on our website and tag us in your creations! Join us for Art At Home LIVE on Wednesday, May 27 at 1:30 PM for more inspiration from the life and work of Carole Itter. Start gathering materials!

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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