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

Robert Youds

Offsite: Robert Youds

October 21, 2014 to March 30, 2015

Victoria-based artist Robert Youds' light installation, For Everyone a Sunset, draws upon the architectural vernacular of downtown Vancouver. Read more.

Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Forbidden City

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors

October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015

The Vancouver Art Gallery will be transformed into the Court of China's Emperors for the landmark exhibition The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors. From October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015, nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Gallery. This exhibition will mark another important milestone in the Vancouver Art Gallery's ongoing commitment to represent the historical and contemporary art of China and the Asia Pacific region. Read more.

Presenting Corporate Sponsor:
Presenting Foundation Sponsor:
Ho Foundation


The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
is organized by the Palace Museum, Beijing, China and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Hotel Partner:

Jock Macdonald

Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form

Opening October 18, 2014 to January 4, 2015

Jock Macdonald was a pioneer of postwar abstraction in Canada and has been called one of the "greatest teachers of the century." Read more.

Presenting Sponsor:
Generously Supported by:
Barry and Drinda Scott

Visionary Partner for Publications:
The Richardson Family

This exhibition is generously supported by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Landon Mackenzie

Emily Carr & Landon Mackenzie:
Wood Chopper and the Monkey

September 18, 2014 to March 8, 2015

Over the past three decades, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie has produced an impressive body of large-scale painting that addresses mechanisms of perception and the way we situate ourselves in the world. Read more.

Generously Supported by:
Terrence and Lisa Turner
Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions:
David Aisenstat
Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family