Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery

  • 750 Hornby Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7
  • Phone: 604.662.4700

Art Makes Us Curious. Discover the power of art at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Immerse yourself in ground-breaking historical and contemporary exhibitions, and encounter artworks by Canadian, Indigenous and internationally acclaimed artists, with special attention to the art of the Asia Pacific region through the Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art. Spark your curiosity by taking a public tour of the exhibitions or get creative at Weekly Family Programs every Sunday! Complete your experience with a visit to the Gallery Store for unique gifts or take a break for lunch on the 1931 Gallery Bistro’s rooftop patio, one of the city’s best kept secrets.

Open Daily 10am-5pm | Tuesdays 10am-9pm | Open until 9pm on the First Friday of every month

Sundays FREE for children 12 & under

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  • Distance from Convention Centre (Kms): 1.3

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  • Description The Vancouver Art Gallery is currently housed in a stunning neoclassical heritage building, originally the provincial courthouse. Choose from several inspired event spaces, including the grand foyer and rotunda–with a soaring, four-story dome and twin marble staircases–or one of the original historic courtrooms, complete with judge’s bench and rich oak woodwork. A rooftop pavilion overlooking Robson Square provides one of the most dramatic bird’s-eye views in the city. Guided exhibition tours are also offered, providing your guests with an exclusive art experience. With outstanding art and one-of-a-kind event spaces, it’s no wonder the Vancouver Art Gallery is the preferred site for the city’s most memorable occasions.
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  • Largest Room 1885
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3716
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 300
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 7
  • Classroom Capacity 200

April 15, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Drawn from the Gallery’s collection, Everything Under the Sun pays tribute to the late art collector Andrew Gruft (1937–2021), whose generosity and support over the past two decades have been crucial to the development of the Gallery’s collection of photographs. It features a selection of photographs donated to the Vancouver Art Gallery by Gruft and his partner, Claudia Beck. Andrew Gruft played a vital role as collector, critic, patron and life force in Vancouver’s art community for almost five decades. NOVA, a… more

April 15, 2022 - September 11, 2022

Showcasing a rich selection of works in a range of media from the Gallery’s collection , Kids Take Over aims to engage kids of all ages as well as adults. The exhibition vividly captures the perspectives and creative expression of elementary and high school students from Metro Vancouver, who were asked to respond in various ways to paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures produced from the 1960s up to the present. Highlighting young voices—and a future generation of art lovers— Kids Take Over foregrounds their… more

April 15, 2022 - September 11, 2022

RESTLESS refers to the underlying sense of movement reverberating through this exhibition’s featured works—whether by changing one’s position geographically through travel and migration or by shifting digitally into the virtual metaverse. It also speaks to radically altering perspectives and structural paradigms, a global de-centering. To be restless implies constant activity or motion but also a boredom and sense of anxiety. It is both rousing and unsettling. Since the 1980s, the Vancouver Art Gallery has acquired a… more

June 11, 2022 - January 8, 2023

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment, a major exhibition gathering more than 200 works of art by a generation of extraordinary painters, photographers, weavers, bead workers and sculptors. Focusing on the 1920s, 30s and 40s, Uninvited foregrounds the production of women artists from across the country, providing a broad and diverse account of female creativity in Canada during this pivotal modern moment a century ago. In this monumental exhibition, organized by the… more