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Vancouver Art Gallery
Art for All

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

2018 – 2019 exhibition highlights include:

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects - September 22, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Guo Pei: Couture Beyond  - October 13 - January 20, 2019
Dana Claxton: Fringing the Cube - October 27 - February 3, 2019
The Metamorphosis – November 24 – March 17, 2019
French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950 - February 16- May 20,2019
Canadians in France - February 16- May 20,2019

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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“I design stories. My designs and clothes are my words.” - @guopei ... #GuoPei is a masterful #storyteller, and her theatrical creations now on view in #CoutureBeyond will inspire fashion-savvy visitors and art-lovers alike! Come admire these stunning gowns up close before the exhibition closes January 20. ... Better yet, give the gift of art this holidays season and inspire your loved ones all year long with the #GiftofMembership, starting as low as $48! Link in bio 👆🏼 ... Image: Installation view of Guo Pei’s Samsara collection, 2006, in “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond,” exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Photo: @pardeepsingh
In this series of portraits, Hunkpapa Lakota (Sioux) artist @danaclaxton draws attention to the commodification of Indigenous culture. She photographs sitters wearing their personal collections of beadwork and jewellery, each carrying important cultural associations. This portrait features Vancouver-based, Vuntut Gwitchin artist #JeneenFreiNjootli, whose work was shown at the Gallery in #VancouverSpecial #AmbivalentPleasures in 2016. … Visit us over the holidays to immerse yourself in the powerful exhibition #FringingtheCube, on view through February 3! … Image: Dana Claxton, “Headdress–Jeneen,” 2018, LED firebox with transmounted chromogenic transparency, Collection of Cathy Zuo
Happy birthday to the indelible #EmilyCarr, who was #bornonthisday in 1871! One of the first artists of national significance to emerge from the West Coast, Carr was a leading figure in Canadian #modernart in the 20th century, even though she struggled to receive critical acceptance during her lifetime. Carr captured the coastal forest landscape unlike ever before in British Columbian art. She saw the vitality of the natural world and seized the opportunity to express her vision, ultimately defining BC’s visual identity by breaking with conventions of 19th century Canadian painting. … Discover a selection of Emily Carr’s works today at the Gallery in #ACuratorsView, including this painting from 1937. … Image: Emily Carr (1871- 1945), “Forsaken,” 1937, oil on canvas, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust, VAG 42.3.12
Sashay your way to the Gallery to experience @guopei’s magnificent designs in #CoutureBeyond before the exhibition is gone January 20! … Image: Installation view of “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond,” exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery from October 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery


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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