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.

Current Exhibitions

Elizabeth Zvonar

Elizabeth Zvonar

November 5, 2015 to April 17, 2016

Vancouver artist Elizabeth Zvonar conjures romantic sentiment and melancholic undertones in The Experience, a bleached-out collage that boldly positions itself in downtown Vancouver during the dreary winter months. Read more.

Generously Supported by
Terrence and Lisa Turner

Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Embracing Canada

Embracing Canada:
Landscapes from Krieghoff to the Group of Seven

October 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016

Featuring major works by figures such as Cornelius Krieghoff, Tom Thomson, members of the Group of Seven, Emily Carr and David Milne, this exhibition surveys the history of artistic engagement with the Canadian landscape from the mid-19th to mid-20th century. Find out more »

Education Support:

Supporting Sponsor:

Generously Supported by:
A Private Donor

Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family
Between Object and Action

Between Object and Action:
Transforming Media in the 1960s and 70s

October 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016

During the late 1960s and early 70s, Vancouver's art scene was electrified by a spirit of experimentation that challenged the traditional boundaries of painting, sculpture and other media. Find out more »

Visionary Partner for Permanent Collection Exhibitions::
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
Lee Bul

Lee Bul

October 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a survey exhibition of recent works by Korean artist Lee Bul, one of the most important artists of her generation. Early drawings and models are paired with ambitious sculptures revealing Bul's visually and conceptually compelling practice. Find out more »

IAA  LEE BUL is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art's exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local asian artists.

Generously Supported by:
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott,
Joy Chao and John Henshaw, Bruce Munro Wright

Lee Bul is presented as part of the Gallery's
Institute of Asian Art initiative

Founding Corporate Visionary Partner
for the Institute of Asian Art

Exclusive Hotel Partner:

Airline Partner:
Korean Air

Generously Supported by:
Angell Yin and Family, Bao Liu and Family, Amelia Gao
Robin Xiaobin Li and Family, Don and Barbara Stuart

Jerry Pethick

Jerry Pethick:
Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie

October 24, 2015 to January 10, 2016

The multifaceted art of Jerry Pethick (1935-2003) is difficult to categorize. Pethick's practice addressed questions of perception that have played a central role in the visual arts over the past four decades; however, his amalgamations of found objects, drawings, photography and optical devices that create new experiences of space are a unique achievement that resembles no other artist's work. This exhibition is the first comprehensive overview of Pethick's extraordinary activity as an innovative and influential artist. Find out more »

Generously Supported by:
Rojeanne and Jim Allworth
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill

Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions::
David Aisenstat

Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family
Conceptual Design

The Conceptual Design of the new Vancouver Art Gallery

September 30, 2015 to January 24, 2016

The conceptual design was conceived by Herzog & de Meuron, the design architects for the new Vancouver Art Gallery. They are internationally renowned for their innovative and elegant buildings and their contribution to the design of contemporary museums. Their focused attention to materials, surface, the existing landscape, cultural history and environmental conditions has defined a practice that is astonishingly subtle and complex. For the Vancouver Art Gallery project, Herzog & de Meuron are collaborating with Vancouver-based Perkins + Will who were selected by the Gallery in 2014 to serve as the local Architect of Record. Find out more »

The conceptual design model is available for public viewing FREE OF CHARGE!

Christos Dikeakos

NEXT: Christos Dikeakos

September 26, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Vancouver-based artist Christos Dikeakos considers the economic and cultural values involved in transactions of Northwest Coast art. Read more.

Generously supported by:
Christopher and Tara Poseley
Rick Erickson and Donna Partridge

Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions:
David Aisenstat
Gund Collection

The Gund Collection:
Contemporary and Historical Art from the Northwest Coast

September 26, 2015 to January 31, 2016

This exhibition features a collection of historical and contemporary First Nations artwork from the Northwest Coast, from the collection of George Gund III Find out more »