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

Cabin Fever

June 9 to September 30, 2018

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Dorothea Lange
Home of rural rehabilitation client, Tulare County, California, 1938
Farm Security Administration–Office of War Information Photograph Collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division



Richard Johnson
Ice Hut #556, Cochrane, Ghost Lake, Alberta, Canada, 2011
Courtesy of the Artist
Cabin Fever traces the tradition of the cabin in Canada and the United States—from the settlement of the frontier to the contemporary depictions feverishly circulated across the Internet—showing how this humble architectural form has been appropriated for its symbolic value and helped shape a larger cultural identity. The exhibition title is borrowed from the idiomatic expression for an anxious state of mind resulting from a prolonged stay in a remote or confined place. But it also plays upon the more consumer-driven definition of “fever:” a contagious, usually transient, fascination with an object of desire. Cabin Fever will offer a historical and cultural survey of the cabin in North America, an acknowledgement of the pervasive influence of this typology. Not only has the cabin survived in various forms and iterations, but it also has resonated deeply in our cultural psyche.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Jennifer M. Volland, Guest Curator, Bruce Grenville, Senior Curator and Stephanie Rebick, Associate Curator


Major support generously provided by:
Naudia and Mark Maché