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

Offsite: Tsang Kin-Wah

May 11 to October 15, 2017

Tsang Kin-Wah will create a site-specific text work for the Vancouver Art Gallery exterior. Based on editorials taken from Vancouver newspapers in the 1980-90s, Tsangís text critically addresses generalizations and issues surrounding the cultural climate of immigration in Vancouver from Hong Kong.

IAA  Tsang Kin-Wah is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local Asian artists

Founding Corporate Visionary Partner
for the Institute of Asian Art
Visionary Partners:
Liu Bao, Wang Ying and Liu Manzhao

Additional support from Founding Members of the IAA Development Committee:
Amelia Gao, Shawn He, Liu Junjun, Guo Quan Peng, Fiona Yang,
Yin Qing, Vivian Zhang, Cathy Zuo

Emily Carr - Into the Woods From the Collection

Emily Carr: Into the Forest

May 13, 2017 to March 4, 2018

Emily Carr, born in Victoria, BC, is one of Canadaís most renowned modern artists. Significant as a landscape painter, this selection of artworks, drawn primarily from the Gallery's collection, includes some of her greatest canvases and oils on paper. These works demonstrate Carrís profound regard for British Columbiaís natural environment and her remarkable ability to depict the vitality of our dense coastal forests. Read more.

Pictures From Here From the Collection

Pictures From Here

May 19 to September 4, 2017

Beginning in the late 1970s artists such as Ian Wallace, Jeff Wall, Christos Dikeakos and Rodney Graham developed intellectually rigorous approaches to photography. Breaking with the romantic landscape tradition that dominated art making and collecting in Vancouver well into the 1970s, they developed practices that both articulated an affinity with the avant-garde projects of early modernism and uniquely acknowledged the specific place and historical moment in which they were working. Read more.

Co-Presenting Sponsors:


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

Major support:
The Wesik Family

Claude Monet

Claude Monetís Secret Garden

June 24, 2017 to October 1, 2017

The most important exhibition of French painter Claude Monetís work in Canada in over two decades, Claude Monetís Secret Garden will trace the career of this pivotal figure in Western art history. Monetís 1872 painting Impression: Sunrise gave a name to the avant-garde movement of French painters called Impressionism. Together with his peers, Monetís embrace of modern subject matter and innovative techniques defied the conventions of painting in nineteenth-century Europe, shaping the course of Modern art to come. Read more.

Major Sponsor:
Coromandel Properties

Stephen Shore: The Giverny Portfolio From the Collection

Stephen Shore: The Giverny Portfolio

June 24 to October 1, 2017

Contemporary American photographer Stephen Shore produced an important body of images during several visits to Monetís garden at Giverny over the course of six years between 1977 and 1983. Read more.

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

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry

June 24 to September 24, 2017

Elad Lassry is a Tel Aviv-born, Los Angeles-based artist whose photographs, collages, drawings, sculptures and films are concerned with the nature of perception and the contemporary conditions for images. Read more.

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



June 24 to October 1, 2017

Persistence draws on recent works, largely from the Galleryís collection, that illuminate the shifting role and unexpected endurance of technologies, physical objects and bodies. Read more.