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Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
604-662-4719
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Ranked #94 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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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When I lived in Toronto I would visit the AGO every Tuesday. The VGA rivals the AGO on every level. The Copeland expo currently on is 'mind blowing' and the Gallery's Emily Carr collection is unrivaled. A must-see experience in downtown Van. Also the center of the universe for the famed Van Intl. Jazz Festival and 4/20 celebrations.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visitors interested in Art, especially works produced by artists from British Columbia, the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) is not to be missed. Located in a beautiful building on 750, Hornby Street, VAG is the 5th largest art gallery in Canada. Its great collection includes artists from British Columbia, from other parts of Canada and also international artists, with emphasis on... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Not a huge collection, with a few interesting pieces. If you have extra time or if it is a rainy day it is worthful. Otherwise, visit other places. However, as positive, an incredibly kind staff, not expansive and very well located!!

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Attended a dinner function held on the roof which was really a great venue. But as an art gallery, however, needs some work. One of the strangest art gallerys I've ever visited. A large portion of the gallery is under renovation. I enjoyed one photo exhibit. I'd put a visit here on hold until the renovations are complete.

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