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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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Curious about what’s coming up next at the Gallery? Installation is well underway for our newest exhibitions from the collection of @macmuseum, opening March 3: "A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy" and "Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism." ... There is a LOT of work done behind the scenes by our Curatorial, Preparation, Registration & Conservation teams before an exhibition opens to the public. Here's a rare glimpse into the installation process at the Gallery from #McMasterMuseumofArt's Senior Curator, Dr. Ihor Holubizky! ... Learn more about these exciting exhibitions presenting five centuries of magnificent art 👆🏾
TONIGHT at 7 PM tour the exhibition “空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan” with curator Diana Freundl as she builds anecdotal and philosophical connections between the practices of these two artists, here set in dialogue. Free for Members or with Gallery Admission. See you tonight! … Images: Installation views of “空/Emptiness: Emily Carr and Lui Shou Kwan,” exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery from December 16, 2017 to April 7, 2018, Photo (1) Pardeep Singh (2 & 3) Maegan Hill-Carroll, Vancouver Art Gallery
"For me it’s important to leave messages to people of the future and to be engaged with the people now.” —Takashi Murakami, @takashipom ... What messages are Murakami’s colossal artworks leaving for you? Decode them through the evolution of his practice spanning three decades on your next visit! #VAGxMURAKAMI ... Image: Installation view of Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, February 3 to May 6, 2018, with Embodiment of "Um", 2014 (detail) and The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, 2017, © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery
Happy Lunar New Year! Celebrate the #YearoftheDog with a visit to the Gallery to discover the depth and complexity of @takashipom’s work. Can you spot these playful dogs in one of his monumental paintings? … In the late 1990s, #TakashiMurakami developed a new theory of art that he coined ‘Superflat.’ The concept describes a world that blurs distinctions between high art and low culture, a world post-World War II that is metaphorically flattened by the advent of the atomic bomb. Murakami was inspired by the scrolls of #EdoPeriod artist, Jakūchu Itō. As Murakami explains, Itō painted animals in “a completely flat composition. A lot of chickens. A lot of dogs. The painter is organizing [the composition] for the eyeball moving.” … There are so many details to keep the eye moving across the picture plane in Takashi Murakami’s works. Come take a closer look! #VAGxMURAKAMI … Images: (1) Takashi Murakami, “69 Arhats Beneath the Bodhi Tree,” 2013 (detail), acrylic, gold and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board, Collection of Lune Rouge, © 2013 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. (2) Jakūchu Itō, “100 Dogs,” 1799


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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