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Cool Exhibits for Hot Summer Days at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 — 4:30pm PDT
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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

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  1. Kristy Hayter says:

    Would love to go

  2. Rob says:

    Lots of good exhibits to see there

  3. Denise says:

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

  4. Tabby72 says:

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

  5. Kim C says:

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

  6. Anastassia says:

    Aww, this looks like fun. My mom would love this ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Tylar says:

    Would love to visit the art gallery! Never been before

  8. Ed says:

    Would love to go!

  9. Dave lastik says:

    I love the art gallery!

  10. AlexM says:

    Sound good

  11. Robyn Edmondson says:

    I’d love to take my kids.

  12. Jeffrey says:

    My kids would love this!

  13. Susan says:

    Would love to take my artist/son!

  14. Karen says:

    I would love to visit the art gallery.

  15. Tiff says:

    Would love to visit the VAG this summer!

  16. Tania says:

    Kids would enjoy going to the Art gallery!

  17. Katherine says:

    The VAG is totally awesome.

  18. Harold says:

    Want this.

  19. Anna says:

    I want to see this

  20. Lindsay says:

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

  21. Sunshine H says:

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

  22. Becky says:

    Yes please

  23. Kate says:

    Iโ€™d love to check out the new exhibits! The sculptures look amazing โ˜บ๏ธ

  24. Tracy says:

    Would love to check out the exhibits !

  25. Sherry F says:

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

  26. Dorothy L says:

    This sounds like such a fun opportunity! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Linda says:

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

  28. Jessica Roberts-Farina says:

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

  29. Shelley Butcher says:

    Sounds like an amazing exhibit!

  30. Kristy says:

    I would love to visit the VAG!

  31. Christine Thompson says:

    Always love going to the Vancouver Art Gallery

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  33. Eileen says:

    Sounds interesting

  34. Maryanne says:

    Always a great place to relax!

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