Artwork from Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Gustave Courbet and other world-famous and renowned artists is set to visit the Kelowna Art Gallery for the first time later this year. How cool is that?

The exhibition is called A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy, and it has been organized and circulated by the McMaster Museum of Art.

Van Gogh Kelowna Art Gallery
Camille Pissarro (French/Français, 1830–1903), Pommiers en fleurs/Apple Trees, 1870, oil on canvas/huile sur toile, 45.7 × 55.3 cm, Gift of/Don de Herman H. Levy, 1984, McMaster Museum of Art

Herman Levy bequeathed the collection to the McMaster Museum of Art in 1984. In addition, Levy also gave funds to enable subsequent additions to the already significant collection. Levy’s generous donation is one of the most substantial made to a university gallery in Canadian history.

This exhibition - worthy of some of the world’s finest galleries - will open in Kelowna on June 16th, running until October 28th, 2018. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, you really don’t want to miss this!

Located in the Cultural District in downtown Kelowna, a trip to the Kelowna Art Gallery (KAG) is always a worthwhile excursion. There’s a regular schedule of varied events, classes, workshops and exhibits at KAG, with specific attention given to both historical and contemporary Canadian art. In other words, it’s not every week you’re going to find Van Gogh and Monet in Kelowna!

Nataley Nagy, the Executive Director of the Kelowna Art Gallery, certainly believes KAG needs to be added to your Kelowna itinerary:

“The Kelowna Art Gallery is a fun urban space to hang around in, with rotating exhibitions in three different Gallery spaces and an outdoor courtyard. The Kelowna Art Gallery is a publicly funded art museum that offers visitors an opportunity to view historical and contemporary art from across Canada. We look forward to seeing you soon!”

A Cultivating Journey: The Herman Levy Legacy opens on June 16th and runs until October 28th. You can learn more about the exhibition here.

Whenever you find yourself visiting Kelowna, The Kelowna Art Gallery needs adding your ‘must visit’ list - you never know what sort of inspiring and interesting art may be on display.


Vince Jones

Vincent Jones is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from UBC Okanagan and a passionate supporter of local and independent music. In the past, Vince was featured on 102.7 The PEAK in Vancouver, contributed to CBC Radio West and KelownaNow as a music columnist. He has hosted and contributed to indie music podcasts, and has booked, emceed and promoted numerous shows. He is the Co-Owner of Kelowna marketing and branding agency, By Jove Co.

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