Starting May 2023, the Vancouver Art Gallery will be closed to the public on Tuesdays. As part of these weekly closures, ‘by-donation’ Tuesday nights will transition into a monthly subscription pass, allowing visitors to pay $5 a month (with a $29 activation fee) for unlimited exhibition access.
New Hours and Monthly Pass at Vancouver Art Gallery
The Community Partnership Program is a new initiative offered by the Gallery to create unlimited, complimentary access for local registered not-for-profit organizations serving communities in need. This program enables members of more than 15 participating organizations to visit the Gallery for free as often as they wish.
By closing to the public on Tuesdays, the Gallery will be able to schedule customized tours for groups with specific accessibility requirements, such as sensory-friendly tours. The Gallery will also continue to offer school tours on Tuesdays, and the Gallery Shop, Bistro and Art Rental and Sales will remain open.
“Ensuring all visitors who come through our doors have the opportunity to experience the entirety of what the Gallery has to offer is an important part of our vision and mission,” said Anthony Kiendl, CEO and Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery. “Through initiatives like our Community Partnership Program and our daily complimentary admission for youth and children under 18 years, at least 20% of visitors come through the Gallery for free each year. By offering a new monthly subscription option for our access pass, we can further increase public access for everyone to enjoy our programs more often.”
To coincide with the Tuesday closures, the Gallery will also be moving to more consistent hours of 10:00am to 5:00pm each day with the exception of Thursday and Friday, which will be 10:00am to 8:00pm. The final ‘by-donation’ night will be April 25, 2023.
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