Vancouver

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 Gallery Café’s (currently under renovation, re-opening late Summer 2019) rooftop patio, one of the city’s best kept secrets.

2019 exhibition highlights include Mowry Baden, Displacement, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India and Views of the Collection: The Street

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

Sundays FREE for children 12 & under

Facility Info

  • 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

June 16, 2019 - September 29, 2019

This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti's place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period. Key themes for the exhibition include the artist's historical sources of inspiration, his innovative approach to materials and processes, and his notable influence on British artists. In addition… more

April 19, 2019 - September 2, 2019

The Vancouver Art Gallery proudly announces a major exhibition of works by thirteen artists based in India whose photographic practices focus on constructing and reconstructing realities. Moving Still: Performative Photography in India will be on view April 19 to September 2, 2019 and will showcase more than one hundred works, dating from the 1800s to the present. This exhibition examines themes of gender, religion and sexual identity using photography, an important medium in India since the mid-nineteenth century. more

April 19, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Views of the Collection: The Street is part of a series of presentations on the 4th floor that comprise thematic perspectives on the Gallery's collection. Launched in 2018, this new initiative celebrates our collection's breadth and unique strengths. The urban street has been an important source of inspiration for artists since the Renaissance, and it remains one of the primary sites for the production and enactment of culture in the world today. As the central space in which private and public realms intersect, the… more

July 6, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty is the first retrospective of this notable Canadian artist whose work interrogates the mechanisms of display that shape meaning, beauty and desire in our culture. Comprising more than 80 works in a variety of media, Extreme Beauty examines the major themes that have occupied Alexander for more than three decades of her career, including the appropriated image, the artificiality of nature and the seduction of space. Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis… more