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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
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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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We visited for the latest exhibition on Italian Art from the Glasgow Museum. It was a tiny bit of an art show with a nice overview and limited pieces. We then went into another... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited for the latest exhibition on Italian Art from the Glasgow Museum. It was a tiny bit of an art show with a nice overview and limited pieces. We then went into another exhibit on the new museum. Not very convinced about the rationale for the new museum.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visit this gallery about once a year when we are in Vancouver. Right now they have a visiting exhibit from the Glasgow museum which is worth checking out. Also, some very interesting art from Geoffrey Farmer. If you are interested in art then this museum is for you.

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Fort Worth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Assume nothing. Vancouver is a great city and the gallery structure, itself, is impressive...admire it and walk on to something that will prove more interesting than the collections contained inside. Admission price is steep and the whole experience, somewhat ho hum, I'm sorry to say.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

$20 each for a major disappointment. Art galleries and museums are must-dos for us in all major cities we visit around the world. This one was so bad I have no words really. Charging an entry fee to see this 'collection' is laughable.

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Greater Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Disappointing in the extreme. Three floors of uninteresting modern art, poorly arranged on the floor. Walls of photography. Special exhibit of relatively unknown Italian artists.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Vancouver is a major world city, and the way in which Gallery is housed might lead one to expect that it will be an art museum of world class standard. (The admission price might prompt the same thought, for it's very steep.) However, the collection on display is - to say the very least - disappointing. When we visited, there... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was underwhelmed by this art gallery. I did not think there was a good variety- most of the exhibits felt like the same sort of thing over and over again. I did not pay admission as my friend had a tourist pass - however if I had I would not have been happy with the cost for what I... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Go before September 7th to see the cutouts and collages of Geoffrey Farmer. The measure of the intensity of the show is surely in the degree of engagement in three security staff. That was a delightful surprise. Challenge after challenge to ways of seeing not mediated through technology (except the music room). I have some dandy photos but I guess... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I agree completely with everything said by "cdnviator". My husband and I went on donation night and were surprised to find cashier's taking money and giving receipts, and stating an expected donation amount. But the real surprise was in the galleries. This is not a world-class museum. I wonder who the curator is, or there even is one. I was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A worthy art museum with a nice gift shop. Don't forget to check out the ice rink and sculptures and cool outdoor stairs across the street.

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