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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.
made possible with the generous support of:
The Killy Foundation
Across the Province is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s provincial touring program, which circulates exhibitions drawn from the Gallery’s permanent collection to partner institutions throughout British Columbia. Partners include: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam; Kamloops Art Gallery; Kelowna Art Gallery; Surrey Art Gallery; The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford; and Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George; and the Nanaimo Museum in partnership with the Nanaimo Art Gallery.
Markarfljót River #1,
Erosion Control, Iceland, 2012
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of the Artist
© Edward Burtynsky, Courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary
Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky, 1931
oil on canvas
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, Emily Carr Trust
A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr
Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky is internationally renowned for his captivating images of natural and man-made landscapes that reflect both the impressive reach of human enterprise and the extraordinary impact of our hubris. A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky in Dialogue with Emily Carr presents a selection of photographs Burtynsky produced between 1983 and 2013 that together represent all his major bodies of work, from his early series of homestead photographs shot in British Columbia in the early 1980s, to his new, groundbreaking project that explores water's fundamental place in the world ecology.
Kamloops Art Gallery
The Vancouver Art Gallery presents approximately 15 temporary exhibitions annually, from which it selects major in-house curated exhibitions to travel to museums and galleries across Canada and around the world.
Brilliant Information Overload Pop Head, 2010
acrylic and epoxy on pigment print
Collection of Lucia Haugen Lundin
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything is the first major survey exhibition of the work of Douglas Coupland, an artist whose remarkably prolific production across a diverse range of media over the past 12 years addresses the singularity of Canadian culture, the power of language, as well as the ever-pervasive presence of technology in everyday life. The title of the exhibition, everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything, refers both to Coupland's deep engagement with place and cultural identity and, simultaneously, his recognition of a growing ubiquity as access to information, images and technology becomes more readily available to the masses.
Royal Ontario Museum
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