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

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

June 16 - September 29, 2019


Alberto Giacometti
Walking Man (Version I), 1960
bronze, edition 3/6
Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1961
© Estate of Alberto Giacometti/SOCAN (2019)

Alberto Giacometti in his studio
Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos

This unique exhibition is focused on the art of Alberto Giacometti, renowned in the twentieth century for his sculpture, painting, drawing and design. The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to examine the breadth of his practice and to see Giacometti's place among his contemporaries in Paris and London in the post-war period. Key themes for the exhibition include the artist’s historical sources of inspiration, his innovative approach to materials and processes, and his notable influence on British artists.

In addition to Giacometti, featured artists include Francis Bacon, César, Lynn Chadwick, Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Henri Michaux, Eduardo Paolozzi, Isabel Rawsthorne, Man Ray, Germaine Richier, Jean-Paul Riopelle and William Turnbull, among others.

Organized by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Visionary Partners for Historical Exhibition:
Huaijun Chen and Family

Supporting Sponsor:

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Generously supported by:

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Supported by the Government of Canada / Avec l’appui du gouvernement du Canada

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