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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
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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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We enjoyed the permanent collection but most of the visiting artists were not our "cup of tea". It is well organized and clean and the exhibits are well done, but your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
DrDanHolt
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Elmira, Ontario, Canada
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Luton, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed with this art gallery. It was not really to my taste, everything was a bit weird and difficult for me to connect with.

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Elmira, Ontario, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the permanent collection but most of the visiting artists were not our "cup of tea". It is well organized and clean and the exhibits are well done, but your appreciation will vary according to the visiting artists. The permanent collection is wonderful but a small portion of the whole.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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390 reviews 390 reviews
234 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The front of the building hits you first. It's amazing column structure houses some wonderful exhibits inside. Worth a couple of hours

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Edmonton Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent Art Gallery and this time we were lucky that there was a super exhibition of paintings from the Pearlman Collection, including a great selection of paintings by Cezanne.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Paul Cezanne's water colors were the anchor show there from the Pearlman collection. But that was the tip of the iceberg. First off, the Vancouver Art Gallery is an amazing building! On the 2nd floor were modern Chinese Artists like Wei-Wei's installation of antique stools (866 of them to be exact) in a huge room...breathtaking, and they looked like if... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The gallery is ok in general. we went to see the Emily Carr exhibit and enjoyed it, the Chinese exhibit on the second floor was particularly attractive as well as the wooden designs. we didn't like the "mental health" exhibit offered, which I qualify as creepy.

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Victoria, BC
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282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The current headline exhibition, Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection, was the primary reason for our visit to Vancouver, but I have to say I found it a bit of a letdown – the Cézanne pieces at any rate. The watercolours, in particular, struck me as bland and repetitive. They’re little more than unfinished... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Rainy day in YVR, so we thought of checking out the gallery since it has a big colourful drape in the gallery building front facade advertising Cezanne's exhibit. The Cezanne's work was no oil on canvas, the exhibit was Cezanne's earlier water colour and they were not even complete. And the quantity is almost mimimal, no more than 20 pieces... More 

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Mill Bay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I wanted to see really bad the exhibition Cézanne and the Modern, having studied him in Art History classes back in the days. So I convinced my other half and we went there a couple of weeks ago. Omg. That was the most boring time we ever had. Not only the Cézanne exhibition was disappointing - very few paintings of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

My daughter wanted to go as she's the art history major. It's small and ok, not worth the cost of admission, but rarely today are all but the great museums, and then they charge too much! Only if you've got nothing better to do... On a rainy day.

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