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

Claude Monet

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

June 24, 2017 to October 1, 2017

The most important exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden will trace the career of this pivotal figure in Western art history. Monet’s 1872 painting Impression: Sunrise gave a name to the avant-garde movement of French painters called Impressionism. Together with his peers, Monet’s 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.

The exhibition is collaboratively organized by the Musée Marmottan Monet and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Presenting Sponsor:

Major Sponsor:
Coromandel Properties

Supporting Sponsor:

Additional support:

Jake and Judy Kerr
Marti Barregar
Joanie Anderson

Supported by the Government of Canada /
Avec l'appui du gouvernement du Canada
Government of Canada
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 Monet’s garden at Giverny between 1977 and 1982. Read more.

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

Elad Lassry

Elad Lassry

June 24 to October 1, 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.

Major support generously provided by:
Phil Lind

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

Persistence From the Collection


June 24 to October 1, 2017

Persistence draws on recent works, largely from the Gallery’s collection, that illuminate the shifting role and unexpected endurance of technologies, physical objects and bodies. Key works include Shelagh Keeley’s Notes on Obsolescence, a large-scale wall drawing portraying Jacquard looms in a defunct textile mill, and a collaborative installation by Julia Feyrer and Tamara Henderson which incorporates a myriad of disused objects. Read more.

Generously supported by:
Michael O’Brian Family Foundation