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 Bistro’s (currently under renovation, re-opening Fall 2019) rooftop patio, one of the city’s best kept secrets.

2019 exhibition highlights include Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time; Vikki Alexander: Extreme Beauty and Robert Rauschenberg 1965- 1980/ 

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

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

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

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

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

December 5, 2019

The Spirit of Christmas, returns to the vibrant streets of Gastown tomorrow in the form of hundreds of beautiful voices. Under the canopy of fairy lights and on the cobblestone streets, Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood will host 15 fantastic carolling choirs who, through the gift of music, will surely touch your heart. Yule Duel is a carolling competition, an outdoor live music event, a charity fundraiser, a street party and most importantly it’s what ever you wish it to be. Christmas is a time to connect with others… more