Cool Exhibits for Hot Summer Days at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Comments 35 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents its headline exhibition this summer, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time on now until September 29, 2019. This wide- ranging exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and lithographs by Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) examines the pre-and post-war career of one of the greatest sculptors of the first half of the twentieth century.

Vancouver Art Gallery Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

Presented on the Gallery’s first floor, it showcases Giacometti’s works alongside the ancient sculptures that served his imagination, and works by famed artists with whom he was in dialogue.

Alberto Giacometti
Alberto Giacometti in his studio Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos

In 2016, the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts in Norwich commemorated the 50th anniversary of Giacometti’s death with A Line Through Time, which was named by The Telegraph as one of the top exhibitions of that year.

Here are some additional art exhibitions and more on now at the Vancouver Art Gallery:

More at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Until September 1, 2019
Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of performative photography. The exhibition focuses on the photo-based practices of contemporary artists who are rooted in the diversity of cultures within the country, while at the same time engaging in a global dialogue.

Until January 26, 2020
Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty is the first retrospective of this notable Canadian artist whose work interrogates the mechanisms of display that shape meaning, beauty and desire in our culture. Comprising more than 80 works in a variety of media, Extreme Beauty examines the major themes that have occupied Alexander for more than three decades of her career, including the appropriated image, the artificiality of nature and the seduction of space.

Family FUSE Weekend
Family Day at the Gallery, February 2019. Photo: Rachel Topham

Don’t miss Pride at the Gallery on August 2nd, Family FUSE Weekend, August 10th & 11th, and The Making Place art-making activities August 18th.

Win Passes

I have a pair of passes to give away so that you can enjoy the gallery this summer. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2019. Follow the Vancouver Art Gallery on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for more information about their exhibitions, events, and their permanent collection.

UPDATE The winner is Sherry

35 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Kristy HayterWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 6:39pm PDT

    Would love to go

  2. RobWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 8:31pm PDT

    Lots of good exhibits to see there

  3. DeniseWednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 11:55pm PDT

    This Giacometti exhibit is tempting enough for me to trade a gorgeous summer day outside for a museum day inside.

  4. Tabby72Thursday, August 1st, 2019 — 6:13am PDT

    I love the VAG and would love to see this exhibition. Thanks!

  5. Kim CThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 8:26am PDT

    I’m from Vancouver and have never been to the art gallery. This would be the perfect opportunity to finally go!

  6. AnastassiaThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 9:30am PDT

    Aww, this looks like fun. My mom would love this 🙂

  7. TylarThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:20am PDT

    Would love to visit the art gallery! Never been before

  8. EdThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:49am PDT

    Would love to go!

  9. Dave lastikThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 2:46pm PDT

    I love the art gallery!

  10. MayaThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 2:51pm PDT


  11. AlexMThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 3:20pm PDT

    Sound good

  12. Robyn EdmondsonThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 9:09pm PDT

    I’d love to take my kids.

  13. JeffreyThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 9:10pm PDT

    My kids would love this!

  14. SusanThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 10:52pm PDT

    Would love to take my artist/son!

  15. KarenThursday, August 1st, 2019 — 11:03pm PDT

    I would love to visit the art gallery.

  16. TiffFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 12:54am PDT

    Would love to visit the VAG this summer!

  17. TaniaFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 10:34am PDT

    Kids would enjoy going to the Art gallery!

  18. KatherineFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 10:38am PDT

    The VAG is totally awesome.

  19. HaroldFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 11:41am PDT

    Want this.

  20. AnnaFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 3:14pm PDT

    I want to see this

  21. LindsayFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 4:54pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to visit the gallery again for so long!! ! Would love to win tickets

  22. Sunshine HFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 9:26pm PDT

    Would love to take DD to the Art Gallery, it’s such a great place.

  23. BeckyFriday, August 2nd, 2019 — 10:17pm PDT

    Yes please

  24. KateSunday, August 4th, 2019 — 8:55am PDT

    I’d love to check out the new exhibits! The sculptures look amazing ☺️

  25. TracySunday, August 4th, 2019 — 10:31am PDT

    Would love to check out the exhibits !

  26. Sherry FSunday, August 4th, 2019 — 9:03pm PDT

    The Giacometti exhibit sounds fascinating. Thank you for this contest.

  27. Dorothy LTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 12:36am PDT

    This sounds like such a fun opportunity! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  28. LindaTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 2:31am PDT

    I love the VAG. It would be great to visit again.

  29. Jessica Roberts-FarinaTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 11:59am PDT

    Sounds wonderful! I’m intrigued by the Giacometti exhibit.

  30. Shelley ButcherTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 12:52pm PDT

    Sounds like an amazing exhibit!

  31. KristyTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 1:06pm PDT

    I would love to visit the VAG!

  32. Christine ThompsonTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 3:02pm PDT

    Always love going to the Vancouver Art Gallery

  33. Jason BTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 9:24pm PDT


  34. EileenTuesday, August 6th, 2019 — 10:44pm PDT

    Sounds interesting

  35. MaryanneWednesday, August 7th, 2019 — 7:46am PDT

    Always a great place to relax!

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