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.

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Happy birthday to pre-eminent Musqueam artist #SusanPoint! In 2017, we were proud to present "Susan Point: Spindle Whorl," the most extensive exhibition of her work to date and the first solo exhibition by a Musqueam artist to be shown at the Gallery. . The Coast Salish #spindlewhorl has been a persistent motif in Point’s work since the beginning of her career. Comprised of a small (usually) wooden disk with a pole inserted through the centre, this tool was traditionally used by Coast Salish women to prepare wool that would be woven into garments and ceremonial blankets. While Point’s practice is informed by a profound respect for #CoastSalish traditions, she has pushed the boundaries of tradition in her desire to articulate Salish culture in contemporary terms. Now a touring exhibition, "Susan Point: Spindle Whorl" was recently on view @kelownaartgallery prior to their closure. . Image: Susan Point, “Northern Lights,” 2008, screenprint on paper, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist #VanArtCollection #5WomenArtists
“There is no word for art. We say it is to transfer something from the real to the unreal. I am an owl, and I am a happy owl. I like to make people happy and everything happy. I am the light of happiness and I am a dancing owl.” - Kenojuak Ashevak . ✍🏽 Imagine your own dancing owl. 🎨 #DrawingWithFriends . 📖 #KenojuakAshevak was the first internationally recognized artist of Inuit descent. She began to make drawings and prints—often using motifs she produced for sealskin clothing—in the late 1950s as a way to financially support her family. In 1959, she co-founded the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative, a workshop for Inuit artists that allowed them to manage the export of their own production. Ashevak’s work reflects her imagination and her memories of the camps her family travelled to, portraying animals, humans and spirits from her surrounding Arctic environment. Exhibited as part of #TheTinManWasADreamer, in this work, power is associated with reciprocity rather than domination. . Image: Kenojuak Ashevak (1927-2013), “Loons Protect the Owl,” 2002, stonecut and stencil on tissue, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Longstaffe #VanArtCollection @dorsetfinearts
This photograph by Vancouver-based artist #AltheaThauberger is one of the central works in the exhibition #TheTinManWasADreamer. Originally created as a large-scale mural on the exterior of @g101ottawa, “Jean” is a portrait of the Honourable Jean Augustine. . While this work is informed by the histories and traditions of political portraiture, it breaks with the conventions of this genre in many ways. What do you notice about this portrait of Jean Augustine that makes it stand apart from traditional portraiture or other portraits that you have seen of public figures? Tell us in the comments below! . Born in Grenada, Augustine immigrated to Canada in 1960 and settled in Toronto. She became a prominent community advocate, and in 1993 she made history as the first African Canadian woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons. Augustine enjoyed a celebrated political career. Among her accomplishments as an MP was the introduction of a motion, passed unanimously, to have February proclaimed #BlackHistoryMonth in Canada. . Image: Althea Thauberger, "Jean," 2005, inkjet print on paper, Courtesy of the Artist
"Take everything as it comes; the wave passes, deal with the next one." - Tom Thomson . Words to live by, especially in these uncertain times. What are you doing at home to keep your mind occupied? . Image: Tom Thomson (1877-1917), "Nocturne," 1915, oil on panel, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift in Memory of Robert A. de Lotbiniere Harwood by his Friends, VAG 52.8


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.

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Phone: 604.662.4719
Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

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