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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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First Nations Artist who sets Gold Standard

Although small, this is a lovely gallery with stellar examples of art. We were taken aback that our favorite piece was a Milky Way necklace that was stunning. Yes, the prints... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Although small, this is a lovely gallery with stellar examples of art. We were taken aback that our favorite piece was a Milky Way necklace that was stunning. Yes, the prints, sculpture, etc are all good. Nice little gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Small, but if u understand the importance of Bill Reid or just love Haida art, it should not be missed.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was very happy that we made it to this lovely and inspiring Gallery. The space is full of light and excellent for display of the stunning artwork of Bill Reid and some of his students and colleagues. I learned a great deal about him, his leadership and the unique Pacific Northwest aboriginal art forms. I was hooked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fascinating displays of Bill Reid's work and many other examples of Aboriginal work from that area and explanations. Excellently planned

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Seeing the images of the First Nation culture depicted on the silver and gold is a very special invitation into the tapestry of Canadian living. The beauty, the stories that resonate in each piece invite the visitor to learn more. A must-visit for sure.

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Rock Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

His work is beautiful and stunning. One of the bestVancouver has to offer. This is a must see and is located at ubc in Vancouver. So much of bills enriched art and his life is here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Bill's work is thoughtfully displayed and explained. If you like ethnographic and cultural arts this is a MUST SEE. It ranks with the Cultural Anthropology Museum out at UBC (also a Vancouver highlight!)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The creativity of Bill Reid and the breadth and output of his art work as displayed in the Bill Reid Gallery have to be seen to be believed. Absolutely stunning!

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

If you are interested in First Nation style arts, this a great place to visit. Plan an hour or so to do it justice. I really enjoyed it.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We decided to go to the Bill Reid gallery on our last full day in Vancouver. It was well worth it! I would recommend everybody to do the same. It's a delightful opportunity to get an insight into a great Canadian artist.

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Additional Information about Bill Reid Gallery

Address: Address: 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-682-3455
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 9

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