Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Current Exhibitions

Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

June 24, 2017 to October 1, 2017

The most important exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden traces the career of this pivotal figure in Western art history. Monet’s 1872 painting Impression: Sunrise gave a name to the avant-garde movement of French painters called Impressionism. Together with his peers, Monet’s embrace of modern subject matter and innovative techniques defied the conventions of painting in nineteenth-century Europe, shaping the course of Modern art to come. Read more.

The exhibition is collaboratively organized by the Musée Marmottan Monet and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Presenting Sponsor:

Major Sponsor:
Coromandel Properties

Supporting Sponsor:

Additional support:

Jake and Judy Kerr
Marti Barregar
Joanie Anderson

Supported by the Government of Canada /
Avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada
Government of Canada
Stephen Shore: The Giverny Portfolio From the Collection

Stephen Shore: The Giverny Portfolio

June 24 to October 1, 2017

Contemporary American photographer Stephen Shore produced an important body of images during several visits to Monet’s garden at Giverny between 1977 and 1982. Read more.

Generously supported by:
Chan Family Foundation

Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry

June 24 to October 1, 2017

Elad Lassry is a Tel Aviv-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose photographs, collages, drawings, sculptures and films are concerned with the nature of perception and the contemporary conditions for images. This exhibition surveys works produced by the artist over the last decade and is the first major exhibition of his work in Canada. Read more.

Major support generously provided by:
Phil Lind

Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn

Persistence From the Collection


June 24 to October 1, 2017

Persistence draws on recent works, largely from the Gallery’s collection, that illuminate the shifting role and unexpected endurance of technologies, physical objects and bodies. Key works include Shelagh Keeley’s Notes on Obsolescence, a large-scale wall drawing portraying Jacquard looms in a defunct textile mill, and a collaborative installation by Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson which incorporates a myriad of disused objects. Read more.

Generously supported by:
Michael O’Brian Family Foundation

Onsite/Offsite: Tsang Kin-Wah

Offsite: May 4 to October 15, 2017 | Onsite: September 8, 2017 to January 2, 2018

Tsang Kin-Wah will create a site-specific text work for the Vancouver art gallery exterior. Based on editorials taken from Vancouver newspapers in the 1980-90s, Tsang’s text critically addresses generalizations and issues surrounding the cultural climate of immigration in Vancouver from Hong Kong. The composition of the pattern is made from text in both Chinese and English. The exhibition explores the immigrant experience and marginalized voices in an attempt to unpack history and account for suppressed narratives


A program of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s
Institute of Asian Art.
Founding Corporate Visionary Partner
for the Institute of Asian Art
Visionary Partners:
Liu Bao, Wang Ying and Liu Manzhao

With appreciation to members of the IAA Development Committee
Onsite: Tsang Kin-Wah is generously supported by the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program.

OFFSITE: Tsang Kin-Wah is funded by the City of Vancouver through the Public Art Program. The Gallery recognizes Ian Gillespie, President, Westbank; Ben Yeung, President, Peterson Investment Group; and the residents of the Shangri-La for their support of this space.

Emily Carr - Into the Forest From the Collection

Emily Carr: Into the Forest

May 13 to December 3, 2017

Emily Carr, born in Victoria, BC, is one of Canada’s most renowned modern artists. Significant as a landscape painter, this selection of artworks, drawn primarily from the Gallery's collection, includes some of her greatest canvases and oils on paper. These works demonstrate Carr’s profound regard for British Columbia’s natural environment and her remarkable ability to depict the vitality of our dense coastal forests. Read more.

Presenting Sponsor:

Larwill Park

Larwill Park Site Inaugural Project
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Ovoidism

September 22, 2016 to September 25, 2017

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun is a renowned Vancouver-based artist of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent who has produced a public art installation on the future site of the Vancouver Art Gallery where a group of brilliantly coloured ovoid sculptures mark the location. Read more.