Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Past Exhibitions


Home and Away: Crossing Cultures on the Pacific Rim
October 23, 2003 to January 25, 2004

Chagall: Storyteller
October 16 2003, to February 8, 2004

Temporal Surfaces
September 20, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Robert Smithson in Vancouver: A Fragment of a Greater Fragmentation
September 20, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Where the River Widens: Drawings by Baker Lake Artists
June 28 to September 21, 2003

NK'MIP Chronicles: Drawings from the Collection of the Osoyoos Museum
June 28 to September 21, 2003

Italian Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada
June 28 to September 21, 2003

For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life
June 28 to September 28, 2003

Drawing the World
June 28 to September 21, 2003

April 12 to September 28, 2003

The Big Picture: Recent Acquisition from the Collection of Alison & Alan Schwartz
March 15 to September 1, 2003

E.J. Hughes
January 30 to June 8, 2003