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.

Past Exhibitions

Art and the Feminist Revolution

October 4, 2008 to January 11, 2009

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Red Abakan, 1969
sisal and mixed media
Courtesy of the National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
Photo courtesy of Magdalena Abakanowicz
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is the first comprehensive, international survey of a remarkable body of work that emerged from the dynamic relationship between art and feminism between 1965 and 1980, a time in which a majority of feminist activism and art-making occurred across the globe. The exhibition brings together the work of 120 artists to examine the international foundations and impact of feminism on art.

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibition is curated by Connie Butler, the Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.