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Bill Reid Gallery

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Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-682-3455
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist...
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 special 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 Shop, a source for Northwest Coast gifts, including carefully selected works of original art, finely crafted jewelry, and uniquely designed accessories and giftware. Inspired by the Gallery's exhibitions, featured pieces are authentic and indigenous. All purchases in the Gallery Shop support contemporary Northwest Coast artists. Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Pacific Centre Mall and Canada Line Skytrain City Centre Station.
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Small but great, especially if you like Bill Reid

Small but great, especially if you like Bill Reid. It is a good rest after walking around downtown. After going here get in a cab and go to the Museum of Anthropology to be wowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Small but great, especially if you like Bill Reid. It is a good rest after walking around downtown. After going here get in a cab and go to the Museum of Anthropology to be wowed. They also have a great Bill Reid sculpture there.

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Saskatoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Small but full gallery. Excellent knowledgable staff. Beautiful pieces on display. Good gift shop. Downtown location.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This museum is a must for anyone who is visiting Vancouver. Bill Reid combined the two heritages of First Nation and British Colonialism in to making world class art and design. The gallery shows his journey and how first nation art has developed into a multi track movement.

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vancouver, BC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is my first visit to Bill Reid Gallery because of Tourism Challenge so my entrance fee was complimentary. I do like Bill Reid's art especially the large jade sculpture at the YVR airport and his large piece of the clam and the first man on display at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Here at the Bill Reid's Gallery,... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

With changing displays it is well worth repeat visits. So much talent and varied art, carvings, jewellery, antique videos, new Native music... and great shopping at the Gift Shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very nice selection of art work. If you want a beautiful piece of silver jewlery go to the gift shop.

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We caught the end of a day there before it was closed on a Monday and Tuesday. Bill Reid is probably one of the best, if not the best!...area artists, carver, jewelry maker, print maker.... a wonderful collection of his works. Excellent gift shop!

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This gallery honors Canada's First Nations extraordinary artist and spokesman, Bill Reid. This month Beau Dick provided a wonderful hour of traditional storytelling and showing his amazing masks.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Bill Reid was one of Canada's top First Nations artisans...his carving and metal work some of the best you'll see. Reid is responsible for the incredible enormous jade stone sculpture at the Vancouver Airport and his work is further showcased at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC, another must see if you're visiting the coast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The first nations' inspirations and the location were the extraordinary aspects of the gallery. İt was more like a contemporary museum of its kind.

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