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Bill Reid Gallery

639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 682-3455
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Ranked #29 of 188 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. The Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid... more » Owner description: Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. The Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection and changing exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast.Highlights include Bill Reid's stunning gold and silver jewelry, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery Gift Shop for a selection of original works and prints by local Northwest Coast artists, distinctive jewelry, accessories, books, cards and more. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Centre Mall and Canada Line skytrain City Centre Station. « less
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Cairns, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I have always been a fan of Bill Reids art work. this is a great collection of his work. very informative and shows a real range of his art; everything from when he was a boy to his later years. the shop also has some wonderful work available for purchase.

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jacksonville
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The gallery was closed on the day we visited. The director was outside and let us in anyway. Another staff member told us about exhibits and assisted us in gift shop. The gallery is small. I was not a fan of First Nations art but it is a tribute to Bill Reid that I loved his designs. The museums shows... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The gallery is one not be missed. It is small but breathtaking and a tribute to Reid and other artists. It is a little piece of heaven as is the courtyard outside where you can reflect and escape. Whst a delight.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited this little gem of a museum this week and it was a highlight of our trip. The videos about the artists are especially interesting. The courtyard outside the entrance is a quiet place to reflect after walking through the city.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a study in "coming home to self", which is just what Mr. Bill Reid did. He did not know he was Haida until he was in his late 20s, and then he worked in his cultural heritage for the rest of his life. It is a great place for both beauty and self-reflection.

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the best gallery of Aboriginal art I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Besides the large collection of works by Bill Reid, the amazing, young Haida curators have organized several outstanding contemporary exhibits. I've been to two: the RezErect Native Erotica and Corey Bulpitt (hip hop and graffiti) exhibits. The Bill Reid has the most innovative, interesting, and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Bill Reid is one if BC's treasures, his work in many media, is not to be missed and this gallery devoted to his beautiful art creations is a must see. Creatively designed, this location artfully displays his sculptures, jewellery and other works. His work is displayed in other Canadian museums but this special collection is comprised of special pieces, some... More

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New York, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If aboriginal art is of interest to you, this is a place not to be missed. It's small but centrally located and well worth a visit.

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Fairfax, Vermont
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

There is no artist like Bill Reid. It is worth traveling 10.000 miles to see, no, to be present with his work. Take your time, this is not a place to walk through at high speed. Savor the privilege of this artist's consciousness. His work can also be seen at major Canadian museums and galleries. Bill Reid is a national... More

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Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even if you are not a fan or follower of First Nations arts and crafts, this gallery presents a wonderful opportunity to view beautiful art, in general, as well as to learn about the history of the early peoples of western (present day) Canada. The gallery is a perfect size to completely enjoy in an hour or two (or three... More

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