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

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 exhibition draws on the Vancouver Art Gallery's deep holdings of Carr's work to reflect her direct engagement with and great affection for British Columbia's landscape which, for her, was a site of artistic and spiritual inquiry. 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 Canadian woman and Tahltan First Nations man both in terms of deep ancestral knowledges and the way in which their identities and experiences are inscribed by colonialism. Grounded in explorations related to the land, Goto and… 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 appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity. The exhibition title is borrowed from the idiomatic expression for an anxious state of mind resulting from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. 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 memorabilia collected by Milne during his time in Europe as an official war artist. Arranged chronologically and topographically, the exhibition will follow Milne's artistic development as he moved from the bustling sidewalks of… more

July 14, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Kevin Schmidt is a British Columbia–based artist whose multidisciplinary practice embodies the do-it-yourself (DIY) sensibilities of an amateur inventor. The exhibition takes a focus from Schmidt’s DIY Hifi (2014), which presents an audiophile listening room featuring gigantic stereo speakers, a kit tube amp and furniture built by Schmidt himself, based on plans posted by online audiophile enthusiasts and published in DIY manuals. DIY Hifi takes the refined experience of audiophile listening, usually presented in… 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 create uncanny results. Artists in Site Unseen push the boundaries of their medium by introducing visual distortions or chromatic disturbances resulting from their singular processes to produce images that are simultaneously of… more