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.
|June 12 to October 4, 2015
With works by some of the greatest names in European art, Of Heaven and Earth examines the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art–from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular neoclassical and genre paintings of the 19th century. The remarkable breadth of the exhibition showcases the outstanding quality of works by figures such as Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Domenichino, Francesco Guardi and Titian alongside other lesser-known masters Read more.
|June 12 to September 27, 2015
This exhibition presents recent work by contemporary artists–including Stan Douglas, Babak Golkar and Amie Siegel, among others–who engage with current debates on the real and its representation. Read more.
|May 30 to September 7, 2015
A remembering, a foreground and a dancing text. A nose, a staging, a clock and a laughing palm. You will tower up like a giant and then shrink back to your original size. You will see days change colour and two million years will fit into your pocket. A survey exhibition by Vancouver artist Geoffrey Farmer. Read more.
|May 14 to October 12, 2015
Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat recreates migration routes across the world through a symbolic web of human and cultural movement and exchange. Read more.
Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation
|April 25 to September 7, 2015
Beyond the Trees considers mediated representations of nature and the shift of perspective that occurs between our physical and virtual experiences. Wallpapers, a collective comprised of artists Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Sylvain Sailly uses technology to produce an immersive environment that both mimics and experiments with the scales and forms found in nature. Read more.
Presented in partnership with ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.
|March 27 to October 4, 2015
The architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron is internationally renowned for its contribution to contemporary architecture. Their attention to materials, surface, site and context has defined a practice that is astonishingly subtle and complex. Read more.
Herzog & de Meuron were appointed to design the future Vancouver Art Gallery building in collaboration with the Vancouver firm Perkins+Will as the local executive architects.