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221A Ambivalent Pleasures Library and Public Program
Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures
In response to Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Gallery 221A, a non-profit organization in Vancouver’s Chinatown, is presenting a series of public programs that implicates some of the practices of the artists in this exhibition and expands on the vital conversations taking place in Vancouver’s contemporary art community. For full details, visit 221A’s website and follow 221A on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Free to the public.

MAR 25-26
in the Gallery

Family FUSE Weekend »
Materials of the World
From paint, clay and fabric, to music, songs and dance we can all experiment with Materials of the World at this Family Fuse Weekend. Find out more»

FREE! or Gallery Members and for children age 12 & under when accompanied by an adult. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular adult admission rates apply. Not a Member? Join or Renew here.
APR 13
Offsite, 1100 West
Georgia Street
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Performance: Holy Hum
and special guests
Offsite: Khan Lee
Holy Hum brings sonic resonance to Khan Lee’s Red, Green and Blue. Played at sunset, Holy Hum’s atmospheric composition expands the artwork as a theatre. Situated within the installation site, blending into the field of cones, performers draw audible complements to the inherent character of the immediate environment: buildings, traffic, people, noise, sky, water, wind and the artwork.

Visit Offsite, located at 1100 West Georgia Street between Thurlow and Bute Streets, during sunset (approximately 7:45-8:45pm) to attend this performance on the closing weekend of Offsite: Khan Lee.

Holy Hum is the musical project of multidisciplinary artist Andrew Lee. His installations, sound compositions, music and photography have been exhibited in Vancouver, Malmo and New York. In 2010 he was part of the exhibition First Nations/Second Nature at the Audain Gallery and in 2011 was asked by artist group Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries to compose a sound piece that would exhibit formally the characteristics of seeing. In 2012, Lee was invited by the Vancouver Art Gallery to perform new work responding to the monochromatic paintings and photographs of Ian Wallace. Lee has performed and presented sound works at the Centre for Performance Research in New York (2012), Kunstradio in Vienna (2013), the Vancouver Planetarium (2015), the International Symposium on Electronic Art (2015) and most recently exhibited a sound installation at the Surrey Art Gallery.

Free to attend.
MAY 18-19
UBC Robson Square
& in the Gallery

Deconstructing Diaspora: Institute of Asian Art Inaugural Symposium »
The Institute of Asian Art
This symposium considers how contemporary art and its institutions participate in the construction and experience of Asian diasporas in Vancouver and elsewhere. Local artists and curators along with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art’s international council members—comprised of artists, curators, museum directors and collectors—discuss ideas of identity and nationhood, focusing on Asia-Canada relations. Visiting Asian Art Council members include David Chau, Dr. Vishakha Desai, Roobina Karode, Lin Li and Fumio Nanjo. As a platform for exchange from many national perspectives, speakers will reflect on art and museums as a space where people come together at the intersections of 'the local,' 'the national' and 'the global.'

FRI 6pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
Monet's Secret Garden Summer Gala 2017

Claude Monet's Secret Garden

On June 16, descend on the grand front steps of the Gallery and enter Monet's Secret Garden of Giverny for a one-of-a-kind Summer Gala. The event will include an exclusive preview of the feature summer exhibition Claude Monet's Secret Garden, as well as cocktails, fine dining and special performances.

For more information contact events@vanartgallery.bc.ca
or visit the Gala page.

*TICKETED EVENT | All programming is in the Gallery and free with Gallery Admission unless otherwise indicated.
Dates and times are subject to change. Please check back for complete up-to-date listings.