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

Emily Carr in Dialogue with Mattie Gunterman

April 28 to September 3, 2018

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

this exhibition has a braille guide booklet available at reception

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. Like Carr, much of Gunterman’s oeuvre reflected her engagement with the wilderness around her which she documented with images of friends, campsites, trappers, prospectors, miners and the day to day of pioneer life.

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

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