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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

 
 
 
 
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Emperors Afternoon Tea
$55 per person (includes tax & gratuity).
Itinerary: The Gallery is open daily from 10am–5pm | Tuesday until 9pm (allow 1-2 hours). (Closed on December 25 and January 1)
Shangri-La’s Emperor’s Afternoon Tea is served in Xi Shi Lounge 7 days a week, from 11am–5pm. Advance reservations recommended, and can be made by calling 604.661.3353.
Valid October 18, 2014–January 11, 2015.

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WIN A TRIP TO BEIJING!

To celebrate The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, the Vancouver Art Gallery and Shangri-La, Vancouver invite you to enjoy an Emperors Afternoon Tea and admission to this landmark exhibition.

Book your reservation through Shangri-La Vancouver’s Facebook page and be entered to win a luxurious trip for 2 to Beijing!

Purchase NOW at Facebook.com/ShangriLaVan

 
 
EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS

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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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The Forbidden City: An Artful Afternoon Steeped in Ancient Tradition

The Vancouver Art Gallery and Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, invite you to an afternoon of intrigue and indulgence. Enjoy express-entry admission to The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors at the Vancouver Art Gallery and an Asian-inspired Emperors Afternoon Tea in Shangri-La Hotel's Xi Shi Lounge, overlooking the Gallery's Offsite exhibition. Read more »

Purchase NOW at Facebook.com/ShangriLaVan
$55 per person (includes tax & gratuity).
Itinerary: The Gallery is open daily from 10am–5pm | Tuesday until 9pm (allow 1-2 hours). (Closed on December 25 and January 1)
Shangri-La’s Emperor’s Afternoon Tea is served in Xi Shi Lounge 7 days a week, from 11am–5pm. Advance reservations recommended, and can be made by calling 604.661.3353.
Valid October 18, 2014–January 11, 2015.

 
 

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. Read more »

Available 7 days a week. Min 20/max 65 people. Breakfast: 8am–9am, Tour: 9am–10am. $50 retail per person.

 
 

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. Read more »

Allow 1–2 Hours. Multi-lingual tours are also available upon request. $250.00 (flat rate up to 25 people).

 
 

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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