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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the...
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 is closed December 25th and 31st anually and on April 20th, 2015.
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Was disappointed overall with my visit here. Entry cost of $20 was expensive considering one whole level was completely closed due to new exhibit being constructed, and the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Was disappointed overall with my visit here. Entry cost of $20 was expensive considering one whole level was completely closed due to new exhibit being constructed, and the construction noise coming from another closed off level was so annoying and unpleasant! Entry price should be reduced during this period and customers notified of the inconveniences etc before ticket purchase! We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

once u have seen the permanent exibits Emily carr and the canadian seven which if u not canadian lets u see our famous artists and their work. if u live here u know we have great travelling exhibits. what u may not know is the gallery offers a children's program one sunday a month that lets them create art based... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Worth a visit, particularly if there's a special exhibition on that interests you. It isn't huge and you can tell why they are going to build a new special purchase gallery in Vancouver. You can go in and out as many times as you like on the day you buy a ticket.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Being from Edmonton, I liked that they had a van Gogh, a Manet, and an Emily Carr on display. Having been to smaller cities with nice Galleries, I was surprised that they only had one van Gogh, one Manet, and one Emily Carr on display. Two of the floors were closed for renovations, but we still paid full price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I admit that the Vancouver Art gallery can be a hit and miss with its art exhibitions, but it has had some extremely good shows worth the price of admission. Check to see what is being shown before heading there to see if it meets your taste in art. Do not miss the gallery cafe. It is cafeteria style, but... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I loved the exhibition of Emily Carrs work. They should try to have some of the contemporary BC First Nations Art on display. This would be a major contribution to better understanding local artists. Where was the MacDonald works so much controversy but nothing to show for it. This was a bit disappointing. Hope the new diggs give more opportunity... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was disappointed with this art gallery. It was not really to my taste, everything was a bit weird and difficult for me to connect with.

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Elmira, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We enjoyed the permanent collection but most of the visiting artists were not our "cup of tea". It is well organized and clean and the exhibits are well done, but your appreciation will vary according to the visiting artists. The permanent collection is wonderful but a small portion of the whole.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The front of the building hits you first. It's amazing column structure houses some wonderful exhibits inside. Worth a couple of hours

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Vancouver Art Museum is home to an interesting cross section of art comprising multiple styles, periods and origins. The temporary Cezanne exhibit drew me to the museum, but I thoroughly enjoyed the permanent collections as well. The museum is small enough to be enjoyed in 1-2 hours, which I appreciated, since I was with my three teenagers (who actually... More 

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