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

Picasso

Picasso: The Artist and His Muses

June 11 to October 2, 2016

Known for his enormous contribution to the canon of great art in the 20th century, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (1881—1973) is one of the masters of Modernism. Examining the significance of the six women who were inspirational to his artistic development, Picasso: The Artist and His Muses is the most significant exhibition of Picasso’s work ever presented in Vancouver. Find out more »
Art Centre Basel
An exhibition created by Art Centre Basel, curated by Katharina Beisiegel and produced in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery


Presenting Sponsor:
The Keg
Major Sponsor:
Goldcorp
Supporting Sponsor:

Generously Supported by:
Joan Anderson
Jake and Judy Kerr

Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family
ROM
Supported by the Government of Canada /
Avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada
Harry Callahan

Harry Callahan: The Street

June 11 to September 5, 2016

Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.
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Generously Supported by:
Shauna K. Woolley
Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn

                      An Agreeable State of Uncertainty

An Agreeable State of Uncertainty

June 11 to September 5, 2016

Selected from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s collection by artist Stephen Waddell, this exhibition takes the themes addressed in the work of the American photographer Harry Callahan as its starting point.
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NEXT: Stephen Waddell

NEXT: Stephen Waddell
Dark Matter Atlas

June 11 to September 5, 2016

This exhibition will feature a recent body of photographs in which Waddell has departed dramatically from the subject matter of his previous work by focusing on underground caverns in the United States, Canada and Lebanon—spaces once inaccessible that are now open to tourists.
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Presenting Sponsor:
Rogers
Generously Supported by:
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill
 
Visionary Partner for BC Artist Exhibitions:
David Aisenstat
Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn
Marina Roy

Offsite
Marina Roy: Your Kingdom to Command

June 2 to October 10, 2016

Marina Roy uses both natural and processed materials to create a 25 meter mural and tree fountain that stands out in contrast to the glass and concrete office towers in downtown Vancouver. Find out more »

Larwill Park

Larwill Park Site Inaugural Project

September 2015 to August 2016

Commissioned by the Gallery and conceived and produced by Other Sights’ for Artists Projects, the inaugural installation speaks to the history of Larwill Park with nine over-sized cutout images extracted from local documentary photographs. Read more.