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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

MashUp

MashUp:
The Birth of Modern Culture


February 20 to June 12, 2016





MashUp

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 »


Presenting Sponsor:
The Keg
Generously Supported by:
Artworkers Retirement Society
Joy Chao and John Henshaw

Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications::
The Richardson Family
Marina Roy

Offsite
Marina Roy: Your Kingdom to Command

June 2 to October 9, 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 »


Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation

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
ROM
Supported by the Government of Canada /
Avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada


Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family
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.
Find out more »

Wolfgang Paalen

Emily Carr

I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer:
Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia

July 1 to November 13, 2016

This first pairing of the Modernist painters Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and Emily Carr (1871–1945) will tell the story of how the artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each expanded in reaction to the majestic landscape of British Columbia and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Find out more »


Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family

Additional support for the publication is provided by the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Endowment

Bharti Kher

BHARTI KHER Matter

July 9 to October 10, 2016

The first major retrospective in North America of New Delhi based artist Bharti Kher, this exhibition brings together sculptures and paintings that represent the diversity of Kher’s practice and articulate the perceptions and realities of being female today. Find out more »
IAA 

Indian Summer Festival
BHARTI KHER Matter is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art's exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local asian artists, and is presented in association with the Indian Summer Festival »


Founding Corporate Visionary Partner
for the Institute of Asian Art
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Visionary Partner for Scholarship and Publications:
The Richardson Family