Special Events

*TICKETED EVENT | All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated (*).
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.

DEC 26
–JAN 20
10am–5:30pm
Daily, Gallery Store

After Holiday Sale
Gallery Store

Visit the Gallery Store for our annual After Holiday Sale! Save 50% on seasonal merchandise, including holiday cards, ornaments, calendars, agendas and more. Hurry in while quantities last!

JAN 23
TUE 7pm
Courtroom 302
in the Gallery

Recital: Carol Sawyer,
Lisa Cay Miller, Elisa Thorn
and Katie Rife

Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

Musical Repertoire from the Natalie Brettschneider Archive
Presented in in collaboration with NOW Society, in conjunction with the exhibition
Carol Sawyer: The Natalie Brettschneider Archive

Singer Carol Sawyer, pianist Lisa Cay Miller, harpist Elisa Thorn and percussionist Katie Rife will present music informed by the repertoire of Natalie Brettschneider, a genre-blurring performance artist, and her contemporaries.

Pianist/composer Lisa Cay Miller is “making some of the most intricate and beautiful music that can be heard in Vancouver today.” The Georgia Straight. Miller has performed and had her compositions premiered in Europe, North and South America and Japan and is the Artistic Director of the NOW Society.

Percussionist Katie Rife works in a variety of styles from new music to symphonic, and has a deep fascination with the many different sounds percussion instruments make. Recent CD releases include Surface Tension with the Ethos Collective, and Immersion with Negative Zed, both on Redshift Records.

Elisa Thorn is an active member of the creative music scene known for her use of extended techniques, electronic effects, and unconventional uses of harp. She plays with many bands in Vancouver including Gentle Party, Elisa Thorn's Hue, and The Giving Shapes.

FEB 02
FRI
Vancouver Art Gallery & Commodore Ballrooom

Murakami's Birthday Bash
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Join us for a special evening to celebrate Takashi Murakami’s birthday and the opening of his first retrospective exhibition in Canada, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg at the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Commodore Ballroom. For tickets more information click here»

FEB 3 & 4
SAT & SUN
9-10am

in the Gallery

Members Mornings
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Members, enjoy exclusive early access to Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg on the opening weekend. For Members only.

Please present your Membership card at the door for admission for your and one guest.
Not a Member? Join or Renew today.

FEB 3 & 4
SAT & SUN
10am–9pm

in the Gallery

Extended Hours
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

We are pleased to provide extended hours during the opening weekend of Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg.

FEB 11–
APR 8
12–4pm
in the Gallery

Weekly Family Programs:
Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

During this special series of Weekly Family Programs, we will learn about the overarching concepts and themes in Takashi Murakami’s work. Our workshops will create opportunities for experimentation with printmaking, digital design, layering, repetition, pattern, painting and sculpture. Find out more »

Free for children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.
FEB 12
MON
12–4pm

in the Gallery

BC Family Day
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Especially for families! This special holiday programming will explore the influence of printmaking in Takashi Murakami's art practice. Join our one-of-a-kind screenprinting workshop, led by local illustrator and print artist Ben Duncan and presented in collaboration with Malaspina Printmakers.

Free for children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.


FEB 22
THU 6pm

Room 4East
in the Gallery

Beyond the 49th Parallel–Setting Out into the International Art World / Marhsall Webb
This special Speaker Series, titled Conversations on Contemporary Collecting, is offered to Leadership Circle Members. It is led by the passionate and insightful collector of contemporary art Marshall Webb.

Upgrade your membership to enjoy all the benefits at the Leadership Circle level, including the next events in this exciting series: vanartgallery.bc.ca/leadtheway.

For Leadership Circle Members only.
MAR 2
SAT & SUN
8–10pm

in the Gallery

Members Opening
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Join us for the exclusive Members Opening of our spring exhibitions. Please present your Membership Card for admission for you and one guest to the Members Opening.

Please present your Membership card at the door for admission for your and one guest.
Not a Member? Join or Renew today.

MAR 16
FRI
8pm–12am

in the Gallery

FUSE
Art/Music/Performance

FUSE returns Friday, March 16! Performances, music and surprises—in the gallery spaces and through the building—make FUSE Vancouver’s favourite art party. FUSE also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the exhibitions currently on view at the Gallery, as well as a place to spend time with friends in the FUSE lounges.

   TICKETS   

$29 General | $15 Members
MAR 19–23
MON–FRI
12–4pm
in the Gallery

Spring Break 2018
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Join us for five days of Weekly Family Programs offered in conjunction with Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg. Find out more »

Free for children aged 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.


APR 19
THU 6pm

Room 4East
in the Gallery

The Market Place and Money–Art as Investment, Advisors, Fairs and Publications/ Marshall Webb
This special Speaker Series, titled Conversations on Contemporary Collecting, is offered to Leadership Circle Members. It is led by the passionate and insightful collector of contemporary art Marshall Webb.

Upgrade your membership to enjoy all the benefits at the Leadership Circle level, including the next events in this exciting series: vanartgallery.bc.ca/leadtheway.

For Leadership Circle Members only.
MAY 12
SAT
Save The Date
Art Auction 2018

The highly anticipated 2018 Art Auction, co-chaired by Gallery Trustee Hank Bull and Marshall Webb, will showcase artworks by renowned local and international artists. The evening will commence with cocktails followed by gourmet dining and entertainment. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a wide selection of artwork. Find out more »

*TICKETED EVENT | All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated (*).
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.