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.

Past Exhibitions


Emily Carr

Emily Carr & The Group of Seven

May 12, 2007 to April 6, 2008

Emily Carr and the Group of Seven presents Carr's work within the context of the Group of Seven's important visual dialogue in the 1920s and 1930s Read More
Georgia O’Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction

Georgia O’Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction

October 6, 2007 to January 13, 2008

Georgia O’Keeffe: Nature and Abstraction presents a remarkable survey of the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the legendary figures of twentieth-century art. Read More
Roy Arden

Roy Arden

October 20, 2007 to January 20, 2008

Over the past two decades, Roy Arden has become one of Canada’s most respected artists. His work has significantly contributed to Vancouver’s reputation as an important centre for contemporary photographic art. Read More
Artist's Choice

Artist’s Choice: Roy Arden Selects From the Collection

October 13, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Artist’s Choice is a reflection of Arden’s interests and provides further context for an understanding of his art. Read More
Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis: Modern Time

October 13, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Over the past fifteen years, the London-based artist Mark Lewis has attracted widespread acclaim for his work in film. Read More
Andrea Zittel: Critical Space

Andrea Zittel: Critical Space

June 11 to September 30, 2007

The first comprehensive North American exhibition to survey her work, Andrea Zittel: Critical Space will present the American artist’s particular interdisciplinary way of working as a designer, engineer, consultant and advocate using the corporate identity "A-Z Administrative Services." Read More
Monet to Dali: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art

June 11 to September 16, 2007

Monet to Dalí represents the most comprehensive showing of European painting and sculpture in Vancouver in more than half a century. Read More
House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective

House of Oracles: A Huang Yong Ping Retrospective

April 5 to September 16, 2007

House of Oracles is the first retrospective of one of China's most influential contemporary artists, Huang Yong Ping. Showcasing paintings, drawings and sculptural installations that evoke the fun house, diorama and menagerie, the exhibition celebrates an artist whose work elegantly traverses the divide between East and West, tradition and the avant-garde. Read More
Acting The Part

Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre

February 3 to May 21, 2007

One of the first exhibitions to explore the transformation and wide variety of staged photographs from the 19th century to the present. It includes nearly seventy photographic treasures. Read More
Fred Herzog

Fred Herzog: Vancouver Photographs

January 13 to April 29, 2007

Born in Germany, Fred Herzog came to Vancouver in 1953. Since that time he has produced a substantial body of photographs, taking urban life in Vancouver second-hand shops, vacant lots, neon signage and the crowds of people who have populated the city’s streets over the past fifty years as his primary subject. Read More
B.C. Binning

B.C. Binning

January 13 to April 29, 2007

The B.C. Binning exhibition presents a survey of approximately 50 works by Bertram Charles Binning, one of Canada's foremost artists, architectural innovators and arts educators, as well as a seminal figure in the arts in British Columbia. From the late 1930s through the mid-1970s, B.C. Binning was at the forefront of west coast art. Read More