Vancouver Art Gallery

  • 750 Hornby Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
  • Phone: 604.662.4700

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.

2019 exhibition highlights include Cindy Sherman; Transits and Returns; Vikki Alexander: Extreme Beauty, Robert Rauschenberg 1965- 1980 and Rhythm, Rapture and the Tree of Life: Emily Carr and her Contemporaries. 

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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  • 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.
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  • Largest Room 1885
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3716
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Classroom Capacity 200

October 26, 2019 - March 8, 2020

This major exhibition explores the development of Cindy Sherman’s work from the beginning of her career in the mid-1970s to the present day. Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Sherman (b. 1954) manipulates her own appearance by deploying material inspired by a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising, and fashion. For over forty years, she has consistently explored the tension between identity and façade through the creation of characters that she herself assumes in each of… more

September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020

Transits and Returns presents the work of 21 Indigenous artists whose practices are both rooted in the specificities of their cultures and routed via their travels. These forces of situatedness and mobility work in synergy and in tension with one another, shaping the multiple ways of understanding and being Indigenous today. Within the exhibition, these dual realities are explored through themes of movement, territory, kinship and representation, with many artworks inhabiting multiple categories. The resulting… more

January 30, 2020

The fourth annual Herstory in Focus aims to raise $50,000 for the Drop-in Centre and meal program, which provides over 500 meals every day to women in need. As the sole low-barrier drop-in space in the Downtown Eastside for women, DEWC provides invaluable sanctuary in a highly marginalized community with the meal program serving as the entry point to the Centre and to a continuum of care. Herstory highlights the empowerment of the women through an inspiring fashion show, while raising support for DEWC’s ongoing work. more