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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 #65 of 159 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Vancouver Art Gallery is in a gorgeous old building, the former courthouse. It has many fabulous exhibitions, and nothing has ever missed the mark to my knowledge. There are sometimes noontime concerts in the lovely atrium with the circular staircase, and the VAG is pretty well the best place in midtown for a great lunch with lovely music and... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We went only because there was a special exhibit showing artifacts from the Forbidden City in Beijing during the time we were there. If there wasn't that special exhibit we wouldn't have gone. The special exhibit was nice, but the rest of the museum was just mediocre and not that extensive, although I admit I'm not a fan of the... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

it seems that we visit the Vancouver Art Gallery when there are special exhibitions. This time we went to the Emperor's Palace Exhibit. It was an excellent display and curation. We would visit again at the next special exhibition.

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Vancouver
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Very impressed with the current installation. Fun to see pieces from the Ming and Quen Dynasty's Beautiful gallery, Emily Carr always a must see.

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British Columbia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Spending an overnight in Vancouver we thought we would take advantage of Tuesday night admission by donation which is offered from 5-9 pm. We arrived at 6pm and there was a long line-up across the foyer and out the door on Hornby Street and down the street. It was close to the end run for the Forbidden City exhibit so... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The first thing we saw was The Forbidden City exhibit, which was really well done. It had tons of interesting pieces and a lot of information. It is impossible to walk through it without learning something. The other floors were just as enjoyable. I loved that the museum had so much work done by northwest artists. The Landon Mackenzie and... More 

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Robina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

For us this was the star attraction: the main exhibit was well presented and fascinating, a must for anyone who likes history. If you go after 5pm it is entry by donation but gets very busy.

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

Thank you for visiting the Vancouver Art Gallery and for taking the time to write your review. The Gallery will be open until 9pm this evening (Tuesday) and 7pm for the final week of the exhibition (closes January 11, 2015). We hope everyone has the chance to see this historic exhibition and experience a glimpse of a long-hidden era of... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The exhibition of The Forbidden City of the Chinese Empire was one of the best prepared exhibitions I have ever seen in my life. Apart from the topic being very interesting for me, I found the explanations and the structure of the exhibition well-thought and well-prepared. It was a great experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Every Sunday from 12.00 noon to 4.00pm, the Fourth Floor is open to parents and children for Family Day. Last Sunday, it was raining outside and as tourists, we wanted something to do inside out of the rain. We paid a family entry fee to go to the VAG which was reasonably priced and the Exhibition was "The Forbidden City... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. It has been passed on to our Family Programs team who are responsible for the activities on Sundays. We are really happy that families, with children of all ages, can enjoy the Gallery and hope to see you all again soon! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I must admit that my knowledge of art is negligible and the prospect of modern art was non too promising for the uninitiated. How wrong could I have been. The exhibition of Douglas Copeland's work was absorbing, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable.

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