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

From the Collection

Affinities: Canadian Artists and France

March 1 - May 20, 2019


Rodney Graham
City Self/Country Self, 2000
mannequins, mold, costumer and single-channel video with sound
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Acquisition Fund.

Emily Carr
French Landscape, 1911
oil on canvas
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Donated by the Estate of Anna K. Jetter
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Looking at the significance that French art and culture has held for Canadian artists over the past 120 years, this exhibition of works from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Collection focuses on influences of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Surrealism on Canadian artists during the first half of the twentieth century. Further, it examines the interest of contemporary Canadian artists in the legacy of French Modernism and feminist theory. Featured artists include J.W. Morrice, Emily Carr, Maurice Cullen, Paul-Émile Borduas, Rodney Graham, Mary Scott and Lucy Hogg, among others.

Organized by the Vancouver art Gallery and Curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art.