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Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
604-662-4719
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Ranked #78 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city's top cultural experience featuring... more » Owner description: Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city's top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art. Enhance your experience by relaxing in the locally-loved Gallery Cafe and enjoying the beautiful Gallery Store.The Gallery will showcase exhibitions by Emily Carr, Douglas Coupland, Lawren Harris, Edward Burtynsky and Myfanwy MacLeod in 2014. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited after 5pm on a Tuesday so only paid 2 x $10 as the "recommended donation" instead of the normal $34 for two adults. Entire ground floor was being rebuilt for a new display and the third floor was devoted to 'installations' which were beyond our artistic comprehension. That leaves one floor of poorly laid out portraits and landscapes. Very... More

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Alberta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I love art galleries and was exited to see what they had here. I was rather disappointed. There was some Emily Carr paintings and some other Canadian artists, but very little in the way of good old art. I felt the price was high especially since the main floor was closed off as they were setting up a new exhibit.... More

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eddieCambridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On the day of our visit two out of four floors were closed off and yet we were still charged the full fee of twenty dollars per person. There should have been a discounted fee. One floor is mainly Canadian art of mixed quality, the top floor had some interesting conceptual art. It is a lovely building but not worth... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I took my 8 year old to this a while back. Here's what we thought: Good: beautiful building in a great location, loved the Emily Carr exhibit (my son was taking an art class on her), very cool temporary aboriginal exhibit. The not so good:Aside from the above, there were a lot of big open spaces with limited art in... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The museum is worth visiting. They had modern Canadian painters on two floors and were very well presented. Should include in your visit to this beautiful city.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Interesting museum close to the Wedgewood hotel. Nice cafe for lunch. The museum is small enough to ramble through without feeling you are missing most of it. The Douglas Coupland exhibit was delightful--quirky and fun.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is possible to see the whole museum in about three hours, and their Emily Carrs are superb. The restaurant is also good. The building is an old courthouse and quite stylish.

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Douglas Coupland exhibit was great but I was disappointed that there was a movie shoot going on when I visited and a lot of the VAG's collection was not on display. Call ahead before your visit to make sure there are no film shoots.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Beautiful place to visit. With a rich set of parts with lots of culture, besides a nice space for a coffee and chat.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly sparse collection in an unsympathetic space. There is a smattering of older stuff and a surfeit of self-regarding, how clever am I, modern stuff, but nothing that really provokes a sharp intake of breath, a sense of the eternal, a moment's reverie. Oh, and there was that oversize bust outside with the artist's invitation to apply used gum! OMG!... More

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