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Bill Reid Gallery

639 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #44 of 184 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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New York, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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Brasilia, DF
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you go to Vancouver, do not miss a visit to Bill Reid Art Gallery, to admire the exquisite and original artwork of this Canadian artist, born in Victoria, BC. His mother belonged to the Haida People, one of the First Nations on the Pacific Coast, one of the reasons why his work is strongly inspired on the aboriginal people's... More

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Kitimat, Canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Great collection, small but well displayed and labeled. I spent about a hour here on my own. I am an artist living in Northwest BC so I was very relevant to me. If you enjoy the first nations art you see at touristy shops, do yourself a favour and see Bill Reids Gallery. Not only will you come away with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I strongly recommend this Gallery. Bill Reid was a master craftsman and artist and his work is an absolute pleasure to see. Currently they also have an outstanding exhibition of a Native women's Goldsmith's work. Exhibit; Ts'msyen Transforming: Morgan Green April 30 to September 14, 2014 In my opinion this gallery is unsurpassed in North America. Make a point of... More

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a great place to see Haida and northern aboriginal culture . This is a must see when in Vancouver

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Kelowna, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I went to this gallery to see the RezErection gallery that they had, it was pretty interesting. The gallery itself is small, with the two floors. But it has a wide range of art, history of Bill Reid. Also a gift shop.

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Maryland
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

...in Vancouver... Most interesting artist life story...very impressed, highly recommend this gallery which showcases unique works of a multi-talented man.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We would not have visited the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art had it not been for the concierge at the Le Soliel Hotel, which is about a block away. We are glad we followed his advice to visit the gallery. This gallery features the work of Bill Reid (1920-1998), a champion of Haida art. There is also an... More

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