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Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city's top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art. Enhance your experience by visiting the locally-loved Gallery Café and Gallery Store.

 
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

 
 
 
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

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Lost in the Memory Palace:: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
June 21 to September 21, 2014

Representing 20 years of collaboration, Lost in the Memory Palace celebrates the unique partnership of two remarkable artists, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. The pair's interest in producing a compelling environment for interactive experiences has gained them a strong international audience. With five major installations and related works, this exhibition offers a focused theme of "the room" within this comprehensive overview of their collaborative history.. Read more »

 
 

Painted Past: A History of Canadian Painting
June 28 to October 19, 2014

Art has helped to define Canada, its landscape and its people. Comprised of works from the Gallery's permanent collection, Painted Past traces the history of painting in both Canada and the province through three sections: portraiture, landscape and cityscape. Read more »

 
 

The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors
October 18, 2014 to January 11, 2015

Nearly 200 treasured objects from the collections of Beijing's Palace Museum will come under the spotlight at the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of this landmark exhibition. Discover the exquisite artefacts from an architectural site that has remained largely mysterious until recent years. Read more »

 
 

Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form
October 18, 2014, to January 4, 2015

The first exhibition to examine the career of this leading Canadian modernist in over thirty years, Jock Macdonald: Evolving Form provides a fresh look at Macdonald's artistic practice and exhibits many previously unknown works for the first time. Read more »

 
 

Unscrolled: Reframing Tradition in Chinese Contemporary Art
November 15, 2014 to April 6, 2015

Tradition in Chinese contemporary art is transformed by individual experiences, contemporary challenges and present-day concerns. Unscrolled features three generations of Chinese artists who have been trained in both Western art history and Chinese tradition and who engage with their cultural past as a continuation into the contemporary. Read more »

 
 

Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection
February 14 to May 18, 2015

Henry and Rose Pearlman built an exceptional collection of modernist works, the jewel of which is an astonishing group of twenty-four works by Paul Cézanne. This exhibition marks the first time in over fifty years that the collection has travelled and the Vancouver Art Gallery showing will be the only one in Canada.

 
 
UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

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Day in Vancouver

Discover the arts and culture scene in the heart of Vancouver and ascend to the peak of the mountains overlooking the City of Glass. The package includes admission to the Vancouver Art Gallery, a round-trip Skyride to Grouse Mountain and free transportation to the mountain from downtown. ($55 per person + tax). Read more »

 

Vancouver: Above & Beyond

Enhance your experience with the Vancouver: Above & Beyond package which includes tickets to the Gallery, a round-trip Skyride to Grouse Mountain and 5-Course Tasting Menu, with wine pairings, at The Observatory. ($143 per person + tax & gratuity) Read more »

 

Breakfast with the Masters

Start your group's day with a private breakfast buffet in the Vancouver Art Gallery's award-winning Gallery Café, followed by an exclusive before-hours tour of one of the featured exhibitions. Dine indoors amid breathtaking floral arrangements to the sounds of classical music, or enjoy an alfresco meal on one of the best outdoor patios in the city. Available 7 days a week. Min 20/max 65 people. Breakfast: 8am–9am, Tour: 9am–10am. $50 retail per person. Read more »

 
 

Before Hours Exhibition Tours

Take your Gallery experience to the next level! Make the exhibition & Gallery truly your own with this exclusive private VIP access tour. Lead by one of our friendly and professional guides, all tours include an introduction to the Gallery's turn-of-the-century heritage building and your choice of a private tour of one of the featured exhibitions. Allow 1–2 Hours. Multi-lingual tours are also available upon request. $250.00 (flat rate up to 25 people). Read more »

 
 

Sundays with Art

Starting January 5th, the Gallery will offer free admission and free programming for children ages 5–12. Read more »

 
 

Gallery Rentals
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Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, this former turn-of-the-century provincial courthouse building presents a dramatic exterior backdrop for photography and film shoots. Inside, the Gallery offers affordable meeting spaces for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, seasonal gatherings and corporate events. Contact the Gallery Rental Coordinator at 604.662.4714 or via email at rentals@vanartgallery.bc.ca Read more »

 
 
MEDIA COVERAGE
 
 

Herzog & de Meuron

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Herzog & de Meuron Selected to Design Vancouver Art Gallery's New Museum Building
(April 29)

Lawren Harris: Canadian Visionary exhibition an insight into the artistic evolution of the Group of Seven founding member
(February 21)

Edward Burtynsky donates 34 works to the Vancouver Art Gallery's Permanent Collection
(February 18)

Five Architectural Firms Short-Listed for the Design of Vancouver Art Gallery's New Home in Downtown Vancouver
(January 9)

Free admission every Sunday for children aged 12 & under, supported by Visionary Partner: the Diamond Foundation
(December 17, 2013)

 
 

To learn more about the Vancouver Art Gallery and how to plan your special visit, please contact Gillian Wood,
Tourism Marketing Specialist, gwood@vanartgallery.bc.ca | 604.662.4700 ext/2416

 

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6Z 2H7
24-hour Info Line: 604.662.4719
tourism@vanartgallery.bc.ca

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