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

Material Future:
The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 27 to October 4, 2015

Watch now: On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, award winning architect Jacques Herzog delivered a lecture at the Orpheum Theatre to an enthusiastic audience of 2,600 people, sharing the firm's vision of how architecture can shape cities and cultural life.

National Stadium
Beijing, China
Herzog & de Meuron
Photo: © Herzog & de Meuron

Pérez Art Museum
Miami, USA
Herzog & de Meuron
Photo: © Roland Halbe

Lectures | Talks | Events
Sat, May 23, 2-5pm
Building for Change Symposium

Vancouver Art Gallery is proud to present an exhibition featuring the Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron. Internationally renowned for their innovative and elegant buildings and their significant contribution to the design of contemporary museums, Herzog & de Meuron's attention to materials, surface, site and context has defined a practice that is astonishingly subtle and complex. Material Future provides an opportunity to look closely at the design of some of their key buildings, produced during the past 15 years, including the Tate Modern and its new addition in London, the de Young Museum in San Francisco and the Schaulager in Basel.

A portion of the exhibition will focus on the planning, design and building process for the new Vancouver Art Gallery building. In the 84 years since its inception, the Gallery has engaged in a measured program of growth and relocation in order to meet the needs of its community and the Gallery's collection. Material Future charts that history and the trajectory of the Gallery's future growth.

On September 29th, we will reveal our plans for the future Vancouver Art Gallery. To reserve tickets for this event, click here » .

Starting September 30th, free access is provided for all in the Gallery to see the conceptual design.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator.

Visit future.vanartgallery.bc.ca to learn more

Herzog & de Meuron were appointed to design the future Vancouver Art Gallery building in collaboration with the Vancouver firm Perkins+Will as the local executive architects.

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