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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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Small collection on display, will be more

We saw the special exhibit “Of Heaven and Earth,” which was moderately sized and nicely displayed, There were a number of other exhibits, including hundreds of miniature figures... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We saw the special exhibit “Of Heaven and Earth,” which was moderately sized and nicely displayed, There were a number of other exhibits, including hundreds of miniature figures and cut-outs, photos from the infamous Kingston Prison on the day it was closed, and Emily Carr’s fascinating electronic “wallpaper” on the top floor. The Vancouver Art Museum owns hundreds of thousands... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The steep entry price - $23 for adults - was a bit offputting, since it's higher than galleries in other cities that are comparable or larger. We decided to go on the donation night. We entered on one side of the building, only to be confronted by not one, but two lines of people side by side. An impatient staffer... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

As someone who is not very 'arty' I really appreciated the diverse collection of art at the museum. Very spacious layout. Well worth a visit especially on a rainy day. Lovely cafe too. Loved that they have a complimentary coat room too so you do not have to carry your coats, umbrellas etc arorund the museum with you.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are four floors in the art museum. They are not very big. The regular exhibits are contemporary in nature. There are a few exhibits of photographs. The subject matter of one of them appears to be prison life. There is an exhibit of cut out figures arranged on pillars of different heights. There are some figures that are very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We usually try to visit the art gallery of any major city we visit and although we are no art buffs we generally find some galleries that interest us and marvel at some of the old masters, sculptures etc. The Vancouver art gallery is very small by other city standards and is awkwardly laid out with no real flow. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I spent nearly a day here looking at the exhibitions. I saw the work of Emily Carr for the first time along with an eclectic mix of other exhibitions. The cafe is the best!

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very interesting museum. Not much of a permanent collection, but we saw a few things that were very intriguing - the Herzog and De Meuron exhibit (my wife is an architect), the Geoffrey Farmer exhibit, as well as the "Provenance" film.

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Redmond, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great art space. If you have a chance to see the Italian painting exhibition i truly recommend it. Great stuff. Marvelous architecture and the locals are so lucky to have a nice place to have lunch at their stairs (sometimes listening to local artists playing some music).

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

If you want to see some art don't bother with the galleries but head straight to the gift shop. At least the commercial people have an idea of what people want. The Italian painting s were OK but nothing spectacular. As for the rest !!! Even Tracey emin wouldn't put her name to this. Paper cutouts and a room that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

There really wasn't anything on display that you could sink your teeth into...some Italian oils, a few Rennaissance paintings. On one level there was a display of paper cutouts, teeny people, animals and items that looked like they were cut out of old catalogs like we did as children. Another room had minimal Halloweenish decor. All of it seemed passionless... More 

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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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