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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:

Transits and Returns: September 28, 2019 to February 23, 2020

Views from the Collection: The Street  to November 17, 2019

Cindy Sherman: October 26, 2019 to March 8, 2020

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


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#DebraSparrow’s handspun wool blankets—now on view in #TransitsandReturns—continue the practice of Salish weaving and create new iterations of an ancient form that was, and continues to be, interwoven with daily life as well as ceremony. . As part of the exhibition, @qwasen’s practice extends into the urban environment and continues off-site at the #CanadaLine Vancouver City Centre Station with a graphic mural, produced in partnership with the @cityofvancouver Public Art Program and the Canada Line Art Program. Sparrow’s translation of Coast Salish weaving patterns onto the architecture of the city blankets Vancouver in these forms to bring awareness to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm [Musqueam] territories on which the city is built and their vibrant culture. Just as people move through the urban landscape today—commuting to and from work along the city’s major arteries—so too have xʷməθkʷəy̓əm [Musqueam], Sḵwx̱wú7mesh [Squamish] and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ [Tsleil-Waututh] Peoples traversed their territories for thousands of years. Stop and take a closer look on your next commute downtown!
Attention Gallery Members 🎉 It’s that time of year again! Shop from November 12 to 23, and you’ll receive 20% OFF regular priced merchandise at the @vanartgallerystore and 10% OFF select pieces of original art in the @vanartrental Showroom! . Visit us to find a fantastic selection of holiday gift ideas. Some restrictions may apply. . This limited-time offer is available exclusively to Vancouver Art Gallery Members. Not a Gallery Member? Become one today to take advantage of this offer and the many benefits of #VanArtMembership!👆🏼
Lest we forget. Take a moment today to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made and the lives lost in war. And to embrace peace. Who will you remember this #RemembranceDay? . In 1942, after being unable to attain a position as a war artist, Canadian #JackShadbolt enlisted in the army. All the while he documented his experience through sketches. After several departmental transfers he was sent to London in 1945 to work for the Canadian Army War Artists Administration, where he sorted and catalogued photographs of concentration camps. Both the ravaged city and his daily work left a strong impression on the artist, the effects of which would appear in his work for years to come. . Image: Jack Shadbolt (1909-1998), "Bombed Buildings," 1945, watercolour on paper, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, B.C. Art Purchase Fund, Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery #VanArtCollection
(3/3) #VikkyAlexander’s “Island Series” presents this reclamation of the architecture in #KewGardens as a metaphor for the relationship between England and its colonial properties at the end of the 19th century and points to the inherent limitations of our collective attempts to domesticate and control the natural world. . The tropical plant species that we see growing in Palm House are thriving. So much so that they appear to be forcefully exerting themselves onto and through the wrought-iron architecture that contains and constrains them. . Become immersed in Vikky Alexander’s #ExtremeBeauty at the Gallery through January 26! . Image: Vikky Alexander, “Overgrowth” from “Island Series,” 2011, inkjet print, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grants program and theVancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund #VanArtCollection


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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