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Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
604-662-4719
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Ranked #90 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
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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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Southampton
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to the gallery. The Douglas Coupland exhibition that was on during our visit was brilliant and the permanent history of Canadian Art exhibition was absorbing. Added to which there is an excellent café with attractive outside patio area where we had good value and quality morning coffee and lunch.

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Fingal, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Vancouver Art Gallery had a great exhibition of Burtinsky photographs when I visited in May 2014. They also have Canadian artists and other paintings on show. Good restaurant for a snack or lunch, and very interesting gift shop to purchase local products to do with art - Emily Carr mugs for example.

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New York, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Gallery has great contemporary art by Canadian artists. It's definitely worth the visit. And, the building itself is worth exploring.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My wife and I visited the Art Gallery primarily because of the Douglas Coupland exhibit. Our son has long admired Coupland's work, and suggested we visit the museum during our trip to Vancouver. We were highly impressed with both the museum and with Coupland's work. If you're at all interested in Coupland, I think you will enjoy the visit. My... More

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Vancouver
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The current exhibition of works in various media by Douglas Coupland at the Vancouver Art Gallery, just across the street from the Hotel Vancouver, is a must see. Coupland is a local artist and writer, and the variety of works presented in this exhibition is breathtaking and inspiring. Suffice it to say that you will be filled with wonder, you... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

the vancouver art gallery is a good rainy day outing. Its conveniently located in central downtown vancouver. Its gor a good collection of Canadian art --emily carr etc

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife & I squeezed in a two hour visit to the VAG as part of a recent trip to see family just outside of Vancouver. As a fan of Douglas Coupland it was his exhibit that I was going to see. I was very impressed. Photography is encouraged, and I am glad to have taken some pictures. $20 each... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It is outrageous that you are asked to pay to visit this 'attraction' - a quite impressive building, but no art to speak of. There was an impressive exhibition of Hotel architecture but that is not art. The City Fathers should be ashamed of themselves, and should rectify the situation by digging deep into their pockets to endow this fine... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I became enchanted with Emily Carr's work on a previous trip to Victoria. My husband and I planned a morning at the Gallery to see her work. After paying the entrance fee, we learned that we wouldn't have access to that part of the Gallery where her work was hung until the following day. We weren't going to be in... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In a spacious and light- filled building the art lover can spend several happy hours. My tastes in art tend to the conventional, though I do not dismiss all more recent forms. People like me can spend most of their time on the second floor enjoying the landscapes and portraits and spotting the influences that seep into the work off... More

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