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Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
604-662-4719
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Ranked #78 of 185 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Great Copeland exhibit, great art gallery with 4 floors, didn't quite understand all their rules (you couldn't carry your kids on certain floors? you can take pics on some floors but not others, nothing clearly stated) but it was a good way to spend an hour or two. Great little gift shop downstairs.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This review is specific to the VAG Cafe: The Cafe is not to be missed if you venture downtown. It has an extensive menu of gourmet selections and is very reasonably priced. If a table on the patio is available take it as the people watching is outstanding!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located in the old court house, the VAG is now hoping to get into new, more suitable quarters. I can't blame them. The building is attractive, but not as effective as an exhibition space as it might be, Still, the fascinating Douglas Coupland exhibition is well displayed, and so is the Canadian historical exhibition, which at its outset includes a... More

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Irving, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

You can take photos on teh 1st and 3rd floors, but not the 2nd or 4th, which was pretty cool... They currently have some art on display that is interesting and thought provoking, and the Dutch art is magnificent!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stimulating, slightly depressing and soul-searchingly relevent in terms of the overlap between modern-day life and technology. See it while you can ( and take your mobile phone - some exhibits can only be viewed through the camera... )

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Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My partner and I checked out the gallery and upon entry we were greeted with signs that stated "photography is encouraged", however upon leaving the ground floor where the signs were, we were then told off for taking photos even though there were no new signs to state that photography was no longer encouraged. It put a bit of a... More

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I attended the Vancouver Art Gallery yesterday (August 19, 2014) having not visited the gallery for about a year. This visit impressed me less than my previous visits. It's difficult for me to imagine how empty food containers and plastic cleaning bottles displayed upon make shift wood shelves can be construed art. Also considered an art form were about a... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Definitely check their exhibits online before you go because the VAG caters more to the abstract and conceptual. If you love the galleries of Europe and traditional artisan talent, then do not go for you will be sadly disappointed. I was. I'm not saying they don't have decent exhibits, but definitely review their website first. For me, the best bit..was... More

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London, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My teenage daughter "dragged" me to the VAG (what an unfortunate acronym!) as I am not an art fan... and I had a simply wonderful time! We enjoyed the Douglas Coupland installation immensely. In my ignorance, I was unaware that Coupland was a visual artist in addition to being an acclaimed author. It was a fascinating look into his mind.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Edgy and provocative, the DC exhibit is fantastic. His multilayered commentary on our society and culture through art and a walk through our recent past will bring up childhood memories and evoke a new consideration on where our world is taking us and where we have been. The installation is as provoking as it is pleasantly balanced with colour (an... More

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