Vancouver Art Gallery
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- Vancouver Art GalleryMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversAug 15, 2013
The museum like many western Canadian museums is not extensive in its international collection but can host some good special exhibitions. It has a good Emily Carr collection.Recommended for:
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- Vancouver Art GalleryCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLGBT+ 2Feb 08, 2013
This art gallery is alright, but paying $20 for entry seems just ridiculous after having lived in the UK, where major galleries are free.
The only visit that stood out was when the surrealism exhibition was on with works by Salvador Dali.
- Vancouver Art GalleryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 06, 2012
The Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is the fifth-largest art gallery in Canada and the largest in the West. Its permanent collection of about 10,000 artworks includes more than 200 major works by Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, and illustrations by Marc Chagall.
The VAG is located in the former main courthouse for Vancouver. The original 165,000-square-foot neoclassical building was designed by Francis Rattenbury, who also designed the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel in Victoria. The design includes ionic columns, a central dome, formal porticos, and ornate stonework. An annex was added to the western side of the building in 1912 and is the only part of the VAG that was not converted to use as an art gallery. It was declared a heritage site and retains the original judges' benches and walls as they were when the building was a courthouse.
The VAG is a nice museum, with a good layout, and filled with interesting art to ponder and enjoy. I also like spending time in their spacious (and stuffed gift shop). On the outside, there's the architecture (including the Centennial Fountain) and of course the various public gatherings on the lawn. The most interesting group that I saw was during "420" day. I may have received a buzz just walking by!
- Vancouver Art GalleryJul 04, 2012
Located in the downtown area of Vancouver, this expansive art gallery has a number of quality exhibits and permanent instillation that make it one of the most attractive attractions to art lovers who visit this beautiful city. Exhibitions have included works by such artists as Degas, Renoir, and Leonardo da Vinci, to name a few. If you at all appreciate the arts, consider stopping into the Vancouver Art Gallery and see what priceless works they are displaying.