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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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A window into Potlatch

Permanent exhibit of Bil Reid's beautiful work and legacy; current exhibits of First Nations art. Visit every time I come to Vancouver. Saw a wonderful display of potlatch masks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Permanent exhibit of Bil Reid's beautiful work and legacy; current exhibits of First Nations art. Visit every time I come to Vancouver. Saw a wonderful display of potlatch masks by Chief Beau Dick along with a video.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The special exhibition was of Beau Dick's work, mainly masks. So intricate and fascinating. Wonderful film of a potlatch at which the masks were danced. Learned so much.

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

The gallery features many works, including exquisite jewelry, by renowned Haida artist Bill Reid, but special exhibits also display important pieces by other First Nations artists. The building is lovely, the gallery restful, the collection superb, the gift shop inviting. This ecuational jewel tucked away on Hornby Street offers a pleasant way to pass a few hours.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a small but comprehensive gallery in the downtown core. It was a little pricey given the size, but if you love Bill Reid and Haida art then it is worth the visit. It is filled with stunning masks and Bill Reid's beautiful jewellery. Also on display was the Mythic Messengers. Absolutely breathtaking! Our kids enjoyed the gallery as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Bill Reid Gallery is a wonderful place to visit. Bill Reid is one of our Premier and most well known artists. I own a beautiful Native Vest which he painted on. It has beautiful colours and beautiful artsmanship. Visitors wanting to take home a ' piece of Vancouver' I doubt will be disappointed by purchasing one of his pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Bill Reed gallery is well worth the modest entry fee. Easy access from SkyTrain Presents a variety of Reid's works numerous discipllines

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent collection of the work of this important artist, including his jewellry work. gift shop also available

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Quality collection of sculptured items of various dimensions. Gives an insight into Native art from the region. Selection of jewellery and wire sculptures. Videos are informative. Definitely well worth a visit and a talk with any of the friendly knowlegable staff.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

People from B.C. and Canada know Bill Reid as an amazing artist who passed away many years ago. His art is seriously amazing... not just the gorgeous totem poles he's famous for but SO much more of his Northwest Coast art... from jewellery to amazing carvings and beyond... this gallery is packed full of his work. I walked slowly &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

This is a very unique gallery. Highly recommended! It has native Indian art, sculptures, statues etc. It was also impressive that we had a reception there with AOM So we could enjoy the place with Food and drinks.

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