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Free for members or with Gallery admission
Canada Day at the Gallery

Looking for ways to entertain the whole family this Canada Day long weekend? Join us at the Gallery, where we'll have something for everyone to enjoy! Enhance your visit with a guided Gallery Tour of David Milne: Modern Painting led by our experienced Art Educators.

Participate in a special edition of our Weekly Family Programs, presented in conjunction with Sport BC's Canada Day Summer Warm Up. Discover the exhibitions with our team of Art Agents, and then let your imagination soar in The Making Place, to be held outside at the Robson Street entrance. Inspired by the exhibitions currently on view, families will have the opportunity to connect with the land and use paint on a large canvas to express what they learn from and love about the land that we are on.

Free for Members or with Gallery Admissions. Every Sunday is FREE for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.
Image credit: Walden Pond, Concord, MA, Photo: jcsullivan24, CC BY-NC 2.0
JUL 10
TUES 6:30pm

1st and 2nd Floors
at the Gallery
Reclusive Cosmopolitians:
A Series of Poetry Activations

David Milne: Modern Painting and Cabin Fever

In conjunction with the exhibitions David Milne: Modern Painting and Cabin Fever, join us for a series of poetry interventions in the galleries, taking place on selected Tuesday evenings through June and July. This series of programs will provide a space for the literary and visual arts to convene and find new ways of relating to each other.

Poems will be selected and performed throughout these exhibitions by Colin Browne, Shazia Hafiz Ramj, Kerriann Cardinal, Steffanie Ling and Stacey Ho, among others. Using the ideas of retreat and solitude as a starting point, texts selected will be read, sung or otherwise offer different kinds of encounters with the work on view at the Gallery. The texts recited by the poets represent a dialogue with the exhibitions and their concerns—be it an interrogation, an argument, an appreciation, a love letter, a question, a complaint, a commentary, a contextualization—performing myriad ways of engaging.

*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.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Street-level access is available through our Hornby and Robson street entrances, open during all public hours. Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come first-served basis or may be reserved in advance of your visit by calling 604.662.4700. A Service Animal may accompany a visitor to all public areas of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Please ask our admissions staff for the locations of washrooms on each floor.