lectures and talks

The Gallery's public lectures, classes and discussion groups presented by artists, curators, art historians, critics and collectors are springboards for understanding and appreciating the world of art and visual culture, for exchanging ideas and for debating issues. These events take many forms, ranging from traditional slide presentations to informal artists' talks in the galleries. They bring renowned scholars, critics and artists to Vancouver, setting local art and artists in an international framework and drawing together some of the brightest minds of our time.

For more information please call 604.662.4719

Video Documentation

Visit the Gallery's video page, to view documentation of lectures and talks.
VideosVimeo - Vancouver Art Gallery

July

Thursday, July 23, 7-10pm
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Rendezvous on the Rooftop / Young Associates / Rooftop Pavilion
in the Gallery

Join your fellow Young Associates for a wonderful evening of wine, art, music and conversation on the Gallery's amazing Rooftop Patio. Find out more »

Tickets: Free for YA Members | $35 for Guest and non-YA Members.
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Details: Please RSVP by Monday, July 20.

Young Associates
Saturday, July 25, 10:30am
Architectural Walking Tour / Michael Kluckner / Robson Entrance
at the Gallery

Historian, author and artist Michael Kluckner leads a walking tour of downtown Vancouver to discuss the changing architectural, natural, social and cultural landscapes of Vancouver's core. Starting at the Gallery's Robson Street entrance the tour visits the three sites of the Vancouver Art Gallery–past, present and future.

Michael Kluckner is an artist and author of illustrated books, including several on Vancouver's history. A long-time heritage advocate, he is a member of the Vancouver Heritage Commission and the president of the Vancouver Historical Society. His most-recent book is a graphic novel entitled “Toshiko,” set in British Columbia during the Second World War.

Tickets: $10 general or $7 for Members.
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Details: This tour takes place Rain or Shine (within reason). Feel free to bring a cold/hot beverage. Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour will be approximately one and a half hours, with leisurely walks and rests along the way. If the tour must be reschedule for any unforeseen circumstances registered guests will be advised by phone or email.

30 guests max. Tickets only available in advance and online.


Walking Tour
Tuesday, July 28, 7pm
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
Virtue and Vice: Women in Italian Art / Dr. Efrat El-Hanany, Capilano University / in the Gallery
This lecture takes a deeper look at the striking representations of women in the current exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, showing how such figures as the exemplary Virgin Mary, the sensual Salome, the repentant Mary Magdalene and the triumphant Galatea have served to shape the social roles of women in past centuries.

Free for Members or with Gallery admission

Seating is limited and based on first come, first served.
Tickets for seating available in the lobby from 5pm from the Admissions or Membership desk. Doors open at 6:30pm


Of Heaven and Earth
Thursday, July 30, 7pm
Summer Slides / David Wisdom / in the Gallery
Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts his legendary communal slide shows, featuring a selection of work by local artists with musical accompaniment.

Advance tickets for the slideshow are now sold out.
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A limited number of tickets are available from the Membership Desk on July 30 from 5pm. Tickets are free for Members and students with valid ID and $10 for non-members. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:15pm.
David Wisdom

Aug

Saturday, August 1, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours:
SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer
Saturday, August 8, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours:
SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer
Saturday, Aug 15, 8pm-12am
FUSE
10 Year Anniversary / Art Music Performance / in the Gallery
Celebrating 10 years of live performances, dJs and unexpected surprises in the Gallery spaces. FUSE is Vancouver's favourite art party-a place to see some of the best in local performance art, theatre, contemporary dance and music.

Curated by Sherry J Yoon | Produced by MediaLab | In partnership with ISEA2015

Tickets available now.
FUSE Admission*: Online advance ticket: $20 (+tax) | Free for Gallery Members.
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*No passes or discounts valid for FUSE admission. Senior, Student and General Admission tickets do not apply towards FUSE admission.

FUSE 10 Year Anniversary

Sept

Saturday, September 5, 11am, 1pm, 2:30pm
How Do I Fit This Ghost in My Mouth?
An exhibition by Geoffrey Farmer

Catacombs Tours / in the Gallery
Led by Gallery educators, this rare and unusual tour explores the underground catacombs of the Vancouver Art Gallery.

For full details click here »

Tickets: $12 general or $10 for Members.
11am, 1pm & 2:30pm Tours:
SOLD OUT

Maximum 15 guests per tour. Meet in the Lobby. Tickets available online only. Regular admission applies.

Geoffrey Farmer

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