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 rooftop patio, one of the city’s best kept secrets.

2017 exhibition highlights include Susan Point: Spindle Whorl, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden, Pictures from Here and Emily Carr: Into the Forest.

Open Daily 10am-5pm | Tuesdays 10am-9pm

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.
  • 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

March 3, 2018 - May 21, 2018

March 3 - May 21, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Representing one of the most important donations ever made to a university gallery in Canada, A Cultivating Journey presents five centuries of magnificent art from the McMaster Museum of Art’s Levy Collection and Bequest from Herman Herzog Levy. This… more

March 3, 2018 - June 17, 2018

March 3 - June 17, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery BOMBHEAD is a thematic exhibition organized by guest curator John O’Brian that explores the emergence and impact of the nuclear age as represented by artists and their art. Strongly associated with obliteration and destruction, nuclear technologies have… more

March 3, 2018 - May 21, 2018

March 3 - May 21, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to the present day. The term Expressionism is… more

February 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018

February 3 - May 6, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is a major retrospective of Takashi Murakami’s paintings, presenting more than fifty works spanning three decades of the artist’s career. The first survey of Murakami’s work to be shown in Canada, this… more

May 5, 2018 - September 3, 2018

May 5 - September 3, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman unites the work of two women artists practicing in British Columbia in the early twentieth century, presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with approximately thirty photographs by Mattie Gunterman. This… more

June 9, 2018 - September 30, 2018

June 9 - September 30, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Cabin Fever traces the tradition of the cabin in Canada and the United States—from the settlement of the frontier to the contemporary depictions feverishly circulated across the Internet—showing how this humble architectural form has been… more

June 16, 2018 - September 16, 2018

June 16 - September 16, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery David Milne: Modern Painting will document an artistic career that spanned the first half of the twentieth century, bringing together almost ninety works in oil and watercolour, never-before-exhibited photographs and drawings by the artist, and… more

June 16, 2018 - September 16, 2018

June 16 - September 16, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Site Unseen places lens-based works from the Gallery's permanent collection in dialogue with select loans to explore the way contemporary photographic artists--who start with a documentary impulse to record the landscape—use diverse strategies to… more

July 14, 2018 - October 28, 2018

July 14 - October 28, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Ayumi Goto & Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? is an exhibition that presents the performance art and ongoing collaborations of Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin. Their work begins from thinking through their respective positions as a Japanese… more

July 14, 2018 - October 28, 2018

July 14 - October 28, 2018 Vancouver Art Gallery Kevin Schmidt is a Vancouver-based artist whose practice blurs the boundaries between performance, document and product and this exhibition will feature works that refers to tropes—the remote cabin, the far North, the wilderness landscape—that are… more