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

The Gund Collection:
Contemporary and Historical Art from the Northwest Coast

September 26, 2015 to January 31, 2016

Robert Davidson
RRed Tailed Eagle Feathers mask, 1997
alder, acrylic paint, horse hair, operculum
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery
Gift from the Collection of George Gund III
Photo: Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Lectures | Talks | Events
Sat, Jan 9, 3pm | Artist's Talk
Sat, Jan 17, 3pm | Performance

This exhibition features a group of historical and contemporary First Nations artwork from the Northwest Coast, from the Collection of George Gund III. The Gund collection includes magnificent nineteenth-century masks, feast bowls, argillite carvings and other objects from across the region, including from the Haida, Nuu-chahnulth, Kwawaka'wakw, Tlingit, Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations. The Gund collection strengthens the Gallery's ability to tell the story of art in this region immensely. It is an honour to show these works in Vancouver making them available to the public after being largely inaccessible for so many years in a private collection.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Ian Thom, Senior Curator- Historical

Visionary Partner for Permanent Collection Exhibitions:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation