Vancouver Art Gallery

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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.




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Material Future: The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron and the Vancouver Art Gallery
Through October 4, 2015

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. Read more »


Beyond the Trees: Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr
Through September 7, 2015

Beyond the Trees considers mediated representations of nature and the shift of perspective that occurs between our physical and virtual experiences. Wallpapers, a collective comprised of artists Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Sylvain Sailly uses technology to produce an immersive environment that both mimics and experiments with the scales and forms found in nature. Read more »


How Do I Fit This Ghost In My Mouth? An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer
May 30 to September 7, 2015

Showcasing works held in the Gallery's permanent collection as well as key works borrowed from international collections, this exhibition by the Vancouver-based artist will include installations that incorporate diverse elements such as sculpture, video, performance, drawing and photography. Read more »


Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
June 13 to October 4, 2015

Featuring a stunningly beautiful array of works by some of the greatest names in European art—including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Salvator Rosa and Titian. Discover the evolution of Italian art, from religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the nineteenth century—all through the rich civic art collections of the City of Glasgow. Read more »



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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

The Gallery offers free admission and free programming for children ages 5–12. Read more »


Gallery Rentals
Rentals Website

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 »


Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron »

Vancouver Art Gallery pumps up the volume with an eight-month look at its proposed collaboration with H&deM
(March, 2015) - Vancouver Magazine

Watch: Our Senior Curator-Historical Ian Thom tells the fascinating story of newly discovered J.E.H. MacDonald paintings (2 videos)
(January 14) - Global News

"An amazingly strong visual metaphor for China"
(November 19) - Vancouver Sun

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

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

Vancouver Art Gallery