Telling stories through art for almost 90 years, the Vancouver Art Gallery is the largest public art museum in Western Canada and one of this country’s most respected and dynamic cultural institutions. The Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world.
Special attention is paid to the accomplishments of Indigenous artists, as well as to the arts of the Asia Pacific region—through the Institute of Asian Art that the Gallery founded in 2014. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture. Once you've visited the exhibitions, check out the Gallery Store to find unique gifts or refresh at the Gallery Bistro and enjoy its exquisite rooftop patio.
Exhibition Feature: Modern in the Making: Post-War Craft and Design in British Columbia (on view 18 July 2020 to 2 January 2021)
This exhibition features 300 works that examine the furniture, ceramics, textiles, fashion and jewellery of West Coast modern living in the mid-20th century. Discover how local histories, immigration patterns and materials impacted the interpretation of modernism in BC, as well as how it relates to colonial expansion.