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Learn about art, enjoy art events, travel for art!
Join the Associates, a dynamic member group dedicated to fostering arts appreciation through social and arts education activities and deeper engagement with the Vancouver and international art scene. Associate members support the work of the Gallery through annual fundraising events and travel programs.
In addition to the regular benefits of Gallery Membership, Associates are eligible for exclusive benefits:
For more information about becoming an Associate, please call Member and Member Services at 604.662.4711.
Special Events and Travel ProgramsAssociates are invited to attend the following exclusive special events and art travel programs, to which additional fees apply.
Associates Whistler Tour
Join the Associates for a special day tour of the Audain Art Museum and experience the art of British Columbia. View works by the province’s First Peoples through to contemporary Masters. We will also be viewing the Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery that features 75 paintings by world-renowned artists.
• 8:30am departure by deluxe coach from the Gallery Hornby St. entrance
• 8:45am from the east Park Royal Parkade at Clyde Ave. and Taylor Way (Parking is permitted in the Parkade for the day)
• Special greeting at the Audain Art Museum with docent led tours of both the exhibitions including admissions
• Lunch at one of Whistler’s well-known restaurants
• Free time to explore the Village before returning to Vancouver
• Return to the Gallery via Park Royal at approximately 6pm
COST*: $175 per person
Guests are welcome and to be
paid by an Associate member
Please register with payment by Friday, July 22. For questions contact contact Debbie Side at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.264.0084.
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History and Art in Berlin
Associates Art Tour / September 25 to October 1
Join the Associates for 6 night 5 day guided Art and History tour of Berlin. Enjoy privately guided tours of major museums, the Reichstag and other historical sites and exclusive access to artist studios and private art collections, as well as sightseein. Optional Schloss Sanssouci Castle. Download » the PDF for more information.
€ 2,200 euros double occupancy + CAD 300 donation to the Vancouver Art Gallery | € 260 single supplement.
Payment:In euros by bank draft to the Vancouver Art Gallery or credit card.
Deposit: € 1,000 deposit by June 17, non-refundable.
Please contact Christine Burdett at
email@example.com | 604.984.6890
or Annick Boisset firstname.lastname@example.org
to register or with any inquiries.
Exclusive for Associates members only. Upgrade your membership to VAG Associate today!
2014–2016 Exhibition Tour
This event has been postponed and will be re-scheduled in the near future.
Day Trip / Audain Museum
Details coming soon.
PROGRAMMING/ART EDUCATIONProgramming and educational activities are free benefits for all Associates. Non-member guests are welcome on a one-time basis and for a fee of $20.
Art in the Morning/Art in the Evening
The Associates meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm and on the third Friday of the month at 10am for a guided tour of a current Gallery exhibition.
Organized by Darlene Forrester. Tuesday tours start at 5:30pm, Friday tours at 10am, followed by discussion & coffee in room 100. Please register at email@example.com or phone 604.327.4874. Meet at coat check in the lobby.
Monday Morning Art Study Group
The study group meets Every second Monday in room 302 of the Vancouver Art Gallery to view art DVDs, listen to talks and enjoy discussion, or occasionally to hear a speaker. Sessions typically run from 11am to noon.
Plan to arrive in time for the start of the program at 11am, or come early for refreshments and socializing. Note that the schedule below does not follow the usual pattern due to the Associates’ trip to Winnipeg and the May holiday Monday.
Art Studio Visits
Throughout the year, the Associates also visit artist studios to witness first-hand the artist's creative process and to discuss his or her work. Visits to commercial galleries and galleries are occasionally offered.
Organized by Ellen Doise. Please register at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604.264.0476. Free to members. There is a small charge of $5 per person to defray the cost of the artists’ lunches. Visits are free for Members - guests welcome for a fee of $20 per person