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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman

May 5 to September 3, 2018


Mattie Gunterman
Self-Portrait by a tree, 1899
silver gelatin print
printed by Henri Robideau, c. 1980–83
Collection of Henri Robideau


This exhibition draws on the Vancouver Art Gallery’s extensive holdings of Emily 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. Like Carr, much of Mattie Gunterman’s oeuvre reflected her engagement with the wilderness around her, which she documented with images of friends, campsites, trappers, prospectors, miners and day-to-day pioneer life.

Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator–Historical.