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Vancouver Art Gallery

Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: 604-662-4719
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Ranked #64 of 149 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Art Museums, Cultural
Activities: Arts and crafts
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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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the good collection of Emily Cards works and learning about her travels and experiences. The gift shop had great things as well. Had a small but tasty lunch in their cafe. A good way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Nice gallery for contemporary art. Over 3 levels you can see paintings, drawings and photos from this and the last century. It's free on Tuesday nights. Pretty crowded but worth it!

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New Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Forbidden City exhibit was very interesting. Also enjoyed the Jock MacDonald show on second floor and the Emily Carr & Landon ? Exhibit on the top floor. Not a huge fan of Landon's work but to each their own! Entrance fee of $20 seemed a tad steep for size of gallery.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I will say right up front that neither of us are big art lovers. So take this into consideration. Nice show of artifacts from China's Forbidden City. But second floor is closed for incoming show and frankly both my dad and I found the other two floors a little skimpy.

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VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy to announce that all four floors of the Gallery are open. The second floor is now showing a contemporary Chinese exhibition, Unscrolled, and we invite you to come back for a completely different view of how artists are interpreting tradition from today’s perspective! More

London, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery has the familiar -Emily Carr, plus the exotic - the Forbidden City exhibit currently showing, and the strange - nude protesters out front braving chilly November winds. Add a top-notch cafeteria and you have a great way to spend an afternoon in Vancouver. Take the tour of the Forbidden City. It's free and you learn... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There are so many great shows that visit VAG. The location is downtown Vancouver right in the heart of my chosen hometown. It takes up an entire city block-there are many stairs-they could tell stories all on their own! 420 is held here every year :( I'm probably the only person I know that hates this day... Protests, people meeting,... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I believe this exhibition has a hidden message. It's corporate sponsor is CNOOC, one of the largest producers of offshore crude oil and natural gas in China. If you are generally interested in this one particular aspect the culture then this exhibition is great for you for it displays a beautiful collection. But, an exhibition funded by an oil and... More

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VancouverArtGallery, Manager at Vancouver Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you for visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery. Vancouver has one of the fastest growing Asian communities in North America, and a central mission of the Gallery is to foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue between these two regions. The Forbidden City exhibition marks a historic moment for our city, bringing to Vancouver for the first time a collection... More

British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is a consistency in the postings here about the wonderful Forbidden City exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I had known well in advance about this display of rare and sometimes never seen outside of Beijing pieces and really was looking forward to the opening. Like others I was not disappointed. The admission price of $22 CDN seems justifiable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In case you have never been to Beijing, you could take advantage of the opportunity to see beautiful artifacts from the Forbidden City while visiting Vancouver. Apparently, this is the first time some of these pieces have been on tour. More for adults than children, there are objets d'art and textile exhibits along with history on the imperial dynasties. It... More

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Crawford Bay, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well located at the City Center Sky Train stop. We caught the Forbidden City exhibition, which was spectacular! I particularly enjoyed the captions, which explained the symbolism inherent in the artifacts. Sadly, went too late in the day to take in the other shows.

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