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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

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

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty -  Now to January 26, 2020

Robert Rauschenberg: 1965 -1980 - Now to January 26, 2020

Rhythm, Rapture and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Contemporaries - December 7 to April 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 take a break at our new 1931 Gallery Bistro and rooftop patio.

Visit our website: vanartgallery.bc.ca


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Our beloved #EmilyCarr is back December 7! Drawn primarily from the #VanArtCollection, our newest exhibition “Rapture, Rhythm and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and Her Female Contemporaries” presents an expanded account of the context in which #modernism developed on the Canadian West Coast during the early to mid-1900s though Carr’s images of the forest and the coast alongside work by some of her lesser-known female contemporaries. . Members! See it FIRST at the #MembersPreview on opening day, this Saturday, December 7 from 8 to 10 AM. Not a member? Become one today to take advantage of this perk and much more! . Image: Emily Carr, “Pemberton Meadows,” 1933 (detail), oil on canvas, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust, Photo: Rachel Topham, Vancouver Art Gallery #ArtMakesUs
This fall, to better reflect the communities that we serve, the Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art has launched #TanYishu, a Mandarin-language series of art talks. . On December 13 at 10:30 AM, join multimedia artist and UBC professor @xionggu for an introduction to #Canadianart with a special focus on art from British Columbia. Presented in Mandarin. Free for Members. Register today! . Image: Xiong Gu, “Lantern,” 1983, ink on paper, Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund #VanArtCollection
We’ve got the #PostBlackFridayFeels. How about you? . From the mid-1980s, the view of modern society advanced by #CindySherman’s work became darker. In her series “Fairy Tales,” her imagery even became nightmarish and grotesque. Now incorporating prosthetics into her creations, she depicts a character acting out their involvement in fantastic and macabre situations. The source of these images is partly children’s fairy tales, which traditionally involve references to evil characters and monsters. At the same time, Sherman’s photographs also bring to mind the style of contemporary science-fiction films, horror movies and low-budget thrillers. . Visit the Gallery through March 8 to step into the strange and wonderful world of this contemporary master! . Image: Cindy Sherman, “Untitled #156,” 1985, chromogenic print, Courtesy of the Artist and @metro_pictures
December 1 marks the 30th anniversary of #DayWithoutArt, an international day of action and awareness in response to the #AIDScrisis and its impact on cultural life. . Today, the Gallery has shrouded 4 paintings in the Rotunda in mourning and in recognition of the lives and artistic contributions lost to the AIDS epidemic and to bring awareness to the ongoing global fight against HIV/AIDS. . Started in 1989 in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual #WorldAIDSDay, Day With(out) Art is organized by @visual_aids to celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; to encourage caring for all people with AIDS; to educate diverse publics about HIV infection; and to find a cure. For more information, visit VisualAIDS.org.


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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