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Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z Canada
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  • Vancouver Art GalleryPro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 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.

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    Joyce Cheng
    5 Mar 20, 2013

    Haven`t gone to the Gallery for some time. But if you know there`s an exhibit you want to see during your stay in Vancouver its definitely worth a go. There`s also a restaurant/cafe beside it that definitely worth a visit.

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    Amanda Foley
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    3 Feb 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.

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  • Vancouver Art Gallery
    Naresh
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    5 Jan 30, 2013

    Highly recommended... they've got some really great exhibitions here. Also Tuesday evenings after 5 are entry by donation!

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    Ant
    4 Dec 17, 2012

    Nice collection of work and just about the only big name art gallery in Vancouver to my knowledge. Also has a nice cafe area on top and Vancouver's food trucks are usually parked outside!

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  • Vancouver Art Gallery
    Vitor Alexander
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    5 Jul 21, 2012

    Incredible place to visit in Vancouver downtown. There you can find a lot of artists exposing their works.

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    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 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!

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    Ben
    4 Jul 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.

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    5 Aug 01, 2013
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    5 May 09, 2013
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    Dan Kim
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    5 Dec 13, 2012

    Make sure to check out "Fuse"

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    3 Jun 18, 2012
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    NeilBen
    5 Jul 12, 2011
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    Michal
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    4 Aug 25, 2012
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    4 Oct 12, 2011
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    5 Feb 28, 2012
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    4 Jul 03, 2012
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    Erasmo Soares
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    4 Jan 29, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
22 member's reviews
1,118 people visited Vancouver Art Gallery

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At the Vancouver Art Gallery, take a tour of the entire gallery, listen to expert speakers at special lectures, watch dance performances, or take part in an interactive workshop. Regardless of your age, there is something for everyone at this visual center for the arts. Explore exhibitions such as the Theatre of Transcendence which is about religion, Beat Nation which explores the Hip Hop culture, ... read more
or the one that showcases Canadian paintings from the 1960s. You can experience art through paintings, music, dance and theatre via the various programs the gallery offers. The Gallery Cafe and Gallery Store are great places to stop when you need a short break from all the action.

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