Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery

  • 750 Hornby Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
  • Phone: 604.662.4700
Operating Status: OPEN, ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE

Art Makes Us Curious. Discover the power of art at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Immerse yourself in ground-breaking historical and contemporary exhibitions, and encounter artworks by Canadian, Indigenous and internationally acclaimed artists, with special attention to the art of the Asia Pacific region through the Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art. Spark your curiosity by taking a public tour of the exhibitions or get creative at Weekly Family Programs every Sunday! Complete your experience with a visit to the Gallery Store for unique gifts or take a break for lunch on the 1931 Gallery Bistro’s rooftop patio, one of the city’s best kept secrets.

Open Daily 10am-5pm | Tuesdays 10am-9pm | Open until 9pm on the First Friday of every month

Sundays FREE for children 12 & under

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    • ONLINE PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE

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  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description The Vancouver Art Gallery is currently housed in a stunning neoclassical heritage building, originally the provincial courthouse. Choose from several inspired event spaces, including the grand foyer and rotunda–with a soaring, four-story dome and twin marble staircases–or one of the original historic courtrooms, complete with judge’s bench and rich oak woodwork. A rooftop pavilion overlooking Robson Square provides one of the most dramatic bird’s-eye views in the city. Guided exhibition tours are also offered, providing your guests with an exclusive art experience. With outstanding art and one-of-a-kind event spaces, it’s no wonder the Vancouver Art Gallery is the preferred site for the city’s most memorable occasions.
  • Exhibits 1
  • Largest Room 1885
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3716
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Classroom Capacity 200

February 20, 2021 - September 6, 2021

Drawn from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rich photographic holdings, Pictures and Promises focuses on lens-based works that employ the structures, conventions and formal qualities used in mass media, fashion and advertising. The works then deploy these strategies to play on collective understandings of the world around us and to investigate the iconography of consumerism. Given advertising’s shift from denotative to connotative meaning, both artistic and commercial production have created chains of signification to imply… more

February 20, 2021 - September 6, 2021

Sun Xun is a mid-career Chinese artist who works in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, animation, video and installation. In his highly imaginative video installation Mythological Time (2016), Sun takes viewers on a journey through his hometown of Fuxin in northern China, a coal-mining centre facing the depletion of its economic lifeblood. Sun’s video installation from the Gallery’s collection will be presented alongside a major 30-metre ink painting, being shown for the first time. Vancouver Art Gallery… more