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

Harry Callahan: The Street

June 11 to October 30, 2016


Harry Callahan
Providence, 1967
silver gelatin print
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery,
Gift of The Rossy Family Foundation, 2013.36.30
© The Estate of Harry Callahan, Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York


Harry Callahan
Untitled, n.d.
silver gelatin print
Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery,
Gift of The Rossy Family Foundation
VAG 2013.36.73
© The Estate of Harry Callahan
Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

Lectures | Talks | Events
Tue, June 28 | 7pm | Panel Discussion

Tue, July 12 | 7pm | Curator's Tour


Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. In 2013, the Vancouver Art Gallery received the extraordinary gift of almost 600 Callahan photographs from the Larry and Cookie Rossy Family Foundation. Harry Callahan: The Street features 140 of these black and white and colour images, which Callahan made in the streets of Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Cairo, Mexico, Portugal and Wales, covering a key aspect of his work that has until now been largely overlooked by historians and critics.


Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Grant Arnold, Audain Curator of British Columbia Art


Generously Supported by:
Shauna K. Woolley


Visionary Partner for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn