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Vancouver Art Gallery

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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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Vancouver Art Gallery Boasts Beautiful Exhibit Halls

The Vancouver Art Gallery, which features 4 floors of exhibition space, currently featuring six special exhibits, including "Cezanne and the Modern", a wonderful visiting show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Oakland, California, United States
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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Vancouver Art Gallery, which features 4 floors of exhibition space, currently featuring six special exhibits, including "Cezanne and the Modern", a wonderful visiting show that features many of Cezanne's acclaimed watercolors, all from the Henry Pearlman Collection. The exhibit includes master works of many of Cezanne's contemporaries as well: Van Gogh, Manet, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Modigliani, among others. All exhibits... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The guest exhibition at the gallery at the time of our visit was Chinese art. Although this exhibition would have been of interest to the scholar or specialist, we found it completely uninspiring. As usual during our impromptu visits, a large area of the gallery was closed for the installation of the next exhibits. Fortunately we did not have to... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I loved my visit here. Even without the top three floors, the Pearlman visiting Collection of Cezanne, Van Gogh, Modigliani et al on the main floor was worth the entrance fee! The informative video on Cezanne in the viewing room was very interesting. Though I'm quite familiar with Emily Carr, and have seen her work many times before, the floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This Vancouver Art Gallery is beautiful inside and out. The iconic architecture is breath taking, and the permanent collection is always enjoyable. The top floor is home to a permanent exhibit of artist Emily Carr, and the gallery does a good job of collecting and presenting a fairly wide section of western Canadian art as well as hosting some noteworthy... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful selection of 50 works from the Pearlman collection. Cezanne's watercolours in this show are amazing! The 10 minute video is fascinating, showing his studio just outside Aix and pictures of some of his nature subjects juxtaposed with the paintings. This show also includes other major works by Van Gogh,Degas, Modigliani, Pizzaro, as well as sculpture by Paul Gauguin, Wilhelm... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I like this old building public gallery, it is easy to get through and is in a good location downtown. There is always a great collection of Emily Carr's works on display and every time I visit they are a must see. The current main exhibit is the Pearlman Collection of Cezanne and other European art and also one on... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the only Canadian venue(Feb 14-May18,2015) displaying the Pearlman collection from 15 artists of 50 exceptional artworks including Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Amedeo Modiglianis, Camille Pissarro, Chaim Soutine & Vincent van Gogh & sculpture by Paul Gauguin, Wilhelm Lembruck & Jacques Lipchitz. There are 24 works by Paul Cezanne-6 oils, 2 drawings & 16 watercolours. Since watercolours... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cezanne and the Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection - don't miss it if you love European Art. Just opened at the VAG but here until mid May.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We came to see the Cezanne exhibit and I felt that it was too small to be a headline exhibition. But I'm also not a huge Cezanne fan and anyway the art was most his watercolors. When I went they also had the unscrolled exhibit of contemporary Chinese art and I felt it was very hit and miss. But even... More 

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We try to visit the gallery each time we visit Vancouver. It's one of Vancouver's great treasures and I always enjoy taking a moment out of my busy life to stop and enjoy the wonderful art that is displayed in this remarkable building. The gallery is known for its touring exhibits and work by local artists.

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