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


Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger
Untitled (SmashUp)

Through September 5, 2016

Kruger is considered a member of the Pictures Generation of artists, who throughout the 1980s recycled, mimicked and appropriated imagery from mass media and other everyday sources. This artwork was commissioned by the Vancouver Art Gallery as part of the exhibition MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture, that was on display from February 20 to June 12, 2016. Find out more »




The Birth of Modern Culture

February 20 to May 15, 2016 | 1st & 2nd Floors
February 20 to June 12, 2016 | 3rd & 4th Floors

From the moment that Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque undertook the revolutionary gesture of adding a rectangle of floral wallpaper, a newspaper headline or a scrap of sheet music to their compositions, they initiated an immediate and fundamental shift in European art. Find out more »

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