Peruse great works of fine art at the Vancouver Art Gallery

©When the weather is cold and gray, add a much-needed dose of colour by exploring vibrant art exhibits and thought-provoking pieces in the Vancouver Art Gallery.  With more than 10,000 works of art in the permanent collection, there’s plenty to see and discover.

Vancouver Art Gallery


Emily Carr:  Deep Forest

On display until March 9/14     

Carr’s remarkably personal and spiritual vision of the forest is seen in these works. While her art was strongly influenced by modernist ideas her synthesis of the spiritual and natural is uniquely her own. The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to the richest collection of Emily Carr works in the world.

James Hart: the Dance Screen   

On display until March 9/14.   

This large dance screen includes a central door that dancers, in future, will pass through. As a major expression of traditional Haida beliefs, the sculpture evokes the importance of relationships between humans and the natural world, an idea made even more poignant by the current decline of west coast salmon.   This ambitious project brings together many of the principal animal figures from traditional Haida stories, especially creatures that depend on salmon for their survival.

On Tuesday nights from 5-9pm, admission to VAG is by donation.