Last chance to see Monet’s Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery (plus fall exhibition preview!)

This year, in the heat and never-ending sunniness of summer, I spent most of the time out of doors. However, with the return of cooler weather and rainy days, I’ve started to long for contemplation in galleries once again.

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) has been on my do-list for quite some time. With the exhibition closing in just over two weeks, I managed to fit in a visit. I’d highly recommend doing the same before it ends.

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Last chance to see Monet’s Secret Garden at the Vancouver Art Gallery (plus fall exhibition preview!)

World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Vancouver

In the blink of an eye the world will change. On September 23rd, hundreds of thousands will gather in cities and villages around the world to simultaneously share the magic of eye contact with each other in public spaces to rebuild our sense of human connection.

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World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Reopens

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

After closing for renovations mid-2016, the new Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) north plaza has reopened after a $9 million dollar renovation. The previous design of wood mulch and center fountain are now gone, giving way to a new paved plaza with potted plants, casual seating, and a pavilion on the Howe Street side, offering refuge for commuters in the rainy months and as a potential tourism information centre in the summer.

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Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Reopens

This weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery – FUSE for families

Dancers performing Justine Chambers’ choreography in the Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures exhibition Dec 4, 2016 – April 17, 2017, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo: Pardeep Singh.

A dance performance that takes inspiration from the act of faceting gemstones is part in Family FUSE Weekend March 25-26 at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street).

The popular event is aimed at bringing families together to celebrate art. Besides activities for the kids, event-goers will be able to check out the gallery’s spring exhibitions, including Susan Point: Spindle Whorl, Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver, Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy, We Come to Witness: Sonny Assu in Dialogue with Emily Carr and Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures.

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This weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery – FUSE for families

Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit

Susan Point - Salish Vision and Ravens and Moon

Left: Salish Vision, 2002. Courtesy of the Museum of Anthropology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. | Right: Ravens and Moon, 2001. Collection of George and Christiane Smyth. Both photos: Janet Dwyer

An exhibit of work that elevates the importance of women and Indigenous women that merges spirituality with practicality and pairs tradition with playfulness is on at the Vancouver Art Gallery right now, and until May 28th, 2017.

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Susan Point Whorls the Imagination in Current Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibit

New Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition Brings Together the Work of 40 Contemporary Artists

Sourced from VAG website

It’s hard to believe that Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics almost seven years ago. I well remember the buzz of the city during that period and the world’s attention on Vancouver as the Games unfolded. Since then, there have been significant economic, artistic, and cultural changes in the city and in the globe at large.

In that lovely contemplative period between Christmas and New Year’s, I visited the Vancouver Art Gallery in order to take in one of their new exhibitions, Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, which opened this month and runs until April 17, 2017. It covers Vancouver artistic creation in the post-Olympics period.

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New Vancouver Art Gallery Exhibition Brings Together the Work of 40 Contemporary Artists

Mind-blowing new exhibit coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Chiho Aoshima Little Miss Gravestone’s Absent Musing, 2016 interactive monitor, video animation. © 2016 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Chiho Aoshima’s Little Miss Gravestone’s Absent Musing (2016) is one of the works that will be exhibited at Juxtapoz vs. Superflat. © 2016 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Fresh off its awesome Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture show earlier this year, the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) is again going contemporary with a new exhibit of daring work from a variety of international artists.

Conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of the art magazine Juxtapoz Art & Culture, Juxtapoz x Superflat features the work of more than 30 artists from Japan, Korea, Canada, the United States and Europe. The exhibition opens at the VAG Nov. 5 and runs until Feb. 5, 2017.

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Mind-blowing new exhibit coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery!