This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Rue Hippolyte Maindron. Alberto GIACOMETTI, Swiss painter and sculptor, at his studio. Alberto Giacometti in his studio, 1960. Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.

More Than 130 works showcase the genius of Alberto Giacometti in A Line Through Time. The Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents this special exhibition of work from June 16 – Sept. 29.

Along with work by the renowned artist, the VAG will feature examples of  “ancient inspirations” and work by his contemporaries. See below for more details.

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This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

“Moving Still” Traces Evolution of Self-portraiture Photography in India

“Moving Still”, courtesy Vancouver Art Gallery.

Contemporary photography in India has been on the rise since wealthy figures like the Maharaja of Jaipur – India’s first “Photographer Prince” – started snapping “selfies” in royal court in the 1800s. The fascinating historical journey that traces the evolution of self-portraiture photography is explored in-depth at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit, Moving Still: Performative Photography in India, running April 19 to September 2.

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“Moving Still” Traces Evolution of Self-portraiture Photography in India

Feathers will be flying at the annual Vancouver Pillow Fight this weekend!

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Image courtesy of Kuba Bożanowski | Flickr.com

How often can you say that you were in a pillow fight with hundreds of other people? On Saturday, April 6, 2019, you can do just that at the Vancouver Art Gallery (along Georgia Street)! The annual Vancouver Pillow Fight is back and it’s ready for action.

“Organized” by Flash Mob Vancouver, the pillow fight just appears and then is gone with a flurry of feathers… It’s a half hour of mayhem, pillows, and pyjamas – the perfect combination for an afternoon in downtown Vancouver!

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Feathers will be flying at the annual Vancouver Pillow Fight this weekend!

Two New Exhibitions at Vancouver Art Gallery Interrogate Perception

Cheap Sleeps Columbine, 1994; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

As spring break comes to a close, now might be the perfect time to catch two innovative exhibitions that are currently at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Mowry Baden and Displacement are intertwined exhibitions that really engage with visitors, questioning what they take for granted and assume to be true.

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Two New Exhibitions at Vancouver Art Gallery Interrogate Perception

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend JFL Northwest begins, bringing international comedians to Vancouver stages and showcasing some of Vancouver’s best and most hilarious talent. The Vancouver Opera also kicks off their vintage feast for the eyes and ears with La Bohème.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of the Vancouver Art Gallery

It’s hard to believe now, but when it was first introduced, Family Day was considered controversial. Many were against the idea of introducing a new holiday and called it a “frill” and “extravagant waste.” Nearly three decades later, Family Day is now celebrated across many provinces in Canada. This year, Family Day is celebrated in BC on Monday, February 18, 2019.

For most, Family Day is the perfect time for people to take a much-needed break and enjoy each other’s company over a long weekend. Luckily, there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to celebrating this special day in Vancouver.

Here’s a look at some of the free and (almost) free activities you can enjoy this Family Day long weekend in Vancouver:

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5 Fun and (almost) Free Things to do this Family Day Weekend in Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name

West Georgia Street at night. Rendering © Herzog & de Meuron.

The Vancouver Art Gallery is several steps closer to getting new digs.

Long in the planning, the relocation is one step closer to reality. Yesterday, Jan 23, the gallery announced the design for its new home.

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Vancouver Art Gallery announces new building and a new name