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

Wolfgang Paalen

Emily Carr

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer:
Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

July 1 to November 13, 2016

This first pairing of the Modernist painters Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and Emily Carr (1871–1945) will tell the story of how the artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each expanded in reaction to the majestic landscape of British Columbia and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Find out more »

Generously supported by:
Gary Bell
Associates of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family

Additional support for the publication is provided by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment

Bharti Kher


July 9 to October 10, 2016

The first major retrospective in North America of New Delhi based artist Bharti Kher, this exhibition brings together sculptures and paintings that represent the diversity of Kher’s practice and articulate the perceptions and realities of being female today. Find out more »


Indian Summer Festival
BHARTI KHER Matter is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art's exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local Asian artists, and is presented in association with the Indian Summer Festival »

Exhibition Support:
Hari Sharma Foundation
Generously Supported by:
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott

Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family

Bharti Kher is presented as part of the Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art initiative

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