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Young Associates - Vancouver Art Gallery

Young Associates $200+

The Young Associates are a dynamic group of young professionals between the ages of 19 and 45 who want to expand their involvement in the contemporary art world while supporting the Vancouver Art Gallery in a meaningful way. In addition to all the benefits of basic Membership, YAs are invited to three exclusive events per year, providing social networking opportunities in conjunction with the Gallery’s exhibition program.

Membership Benefits
Young Associate Members receive a Vancouver Art Gallery Membership for two that includes all of the basic benefits of Membership:
  • Free, unlimited admission for one year
  • Two complimentary one-time guest passes
  • Admission for two to exhibition openings
  • Unlimited admission to FUSE, Family FUSE Weekends and Weekly Family Programs
  • Subscription to glance, the Gallery’s newsletter and e-glance, the Gallery’s
    monthly e-mail newsletter
  • 10% discount at the Gallery Store (20% during Members Shopping Week)
  • Discounts on select public programs
  • Exclusive access to the Art Rental and Sales Showroom
  • Free admission at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; the Glenbow Museum, Calgary; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • 20% off admission with the Vancouver Aquarium, Science World and Royal BC Museum.

Events Exclusive to YA Members
Plus, Young Associates enjoy three distinct social events per year in conjunction with our cutting–edge contemporary exhibitions:
  • Social and networking opportunities with like-minded art enthusiasts
  • Educational lectures and talks
  • Behind-the-scenes access to artists and art world professionals
  • Exhibition previews and tours
  • Advance ticket purchasing opportunities and reserved seating for select lectures and artist talks
  • Complimentary drink ticket and front of the line access for FUSE Lounge

Mark your calendars for these upcoming 2015 YA Events


Wednesday, April 29
Cézanne and the Modern
YA Wine and Watercolours / in the Gallery
Join your fellow Young Associates for an evening of art and drinks at the Vancouver Art Gallery. See extraordinary masterpieces on a private guided tour of Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection. Then, bring out your inner Paul Cézanne at a hands on art class taught by Gallery educators

Space is limited. Please RSVP here » early to secure a spot!
Cezanne and the Modern


Thursday, May 21
Private Artist Talk / Byron Aceman Collection / New Media Exhibition
in the Gallery

With over 500 works by more than 100 artists covering a wide range of media, the Byron Aceman Collection (BAC) is evidence of one man's dedication and patronage to the arts. Mr. Aceman's collection reflects his evolution as a collector and on May 21, he will open his private residence to members of the Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates to showcase a selection of works focusing on new media.

Artists in this exhibition include: Robert Carter, Adriana Farmiga, Jeremy Isao Speier, Owen Kydd, Hye Rim Lee, Khan Lee, Mark Lewis, Michael Miller, Marina Roy, Carol Sawyer, Jeremy Shaw, Evann Siebens.
Byron Aceman Collection


Tuesday, June 16
Artist Reception / in the Gallery
More information to follow. Please check back for updates.
Artist Reception


Thursday, July 16
Rendezvous on the Rooftop/ 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.
Rendezvous on the Rooftop

Note: Vancouver Art Gallery Young Associates events are subject to change and confirmations will be sent to members in advance of each event.

Visit us often to learn about future events. Please ensure that we have your updated email address to inform you of new events.