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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-662-4700
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Lovely gallery in the heart of town

Great smallish gallery with an excellent terrace cafe/restaurant and a fabulous gift show. Saw the Picasso (& his muses) exhibition which was excellent.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Two of four floors closed, mostly photographic and if you don't want to see those or some Emily Carr paintings, there is nothing. Very disappointing, and the building looks sad inside. Outside ground works going on three sides. I thought a gallery of this 'importance' would own a few pieces, but no. I was told there was a string quartet... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were quite disappointed by the collections on display in mid-Ocober. To our opinion, it was an exhibition much inferior to what we would expect. The entrance fees that ware reduced from $24 to $19, should be less than $5.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great smallish gallery with an excellent terrace cafe/restaurant and a fabulous gift show. Saw the Picasso (& his muses) exhibition which was excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gallery is not huge but it curates some great temporary exhibitions, and we were lucky enough to catch one of Picasso works . The paintings and drawings spanned the creative lifetime of the great man with emphasis on his several muses

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We played 'tourist in our own town' and spent the afternoon at the art gallery. We saw Picasso and Emily Carr and both exhibits were wonderful. The spiral staircase with the artwork was stunning. Friendly ladies at the front counter & it had a great gift shop with unique board games, cards & native jewelry for sale. We had lunch... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. I've seen much of his work at different museums around in various cities but this had a different slant as it was about his muses, or the long list of women in his life. Through their stories I learned more about the man so have a greater understanding of his art. I did find the cost high compared... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the gallery exhibits and the space. But not the Picasso. The curator did not take into account people standing and read very long introductions and explanations. I could not see the art around the people with their sides or backs to the actual pieces as they read the walls! Please pay attention to angles and the length of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw various artists, one the glued stools together to form a sculpture, its a beautiful building and the gift shop is so great. You will want to buy something there as there are so many pieces of art works, from jewelry to toys to books etc. I loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Gallery during a visit to Vancouver specifically to see the works of Emily Carr, a famous Canadian artist. That part was very interesting and well presented. However, the real bonus was that a fascinating Picasso exhibit had been extended ("Picasso and His Muses"), focusing on the 6 women in his life and their influence on his... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was rainy, so we rearranged some of our trip planning to duck inside the Gallery. The area around the museum is under construction and the area immediately in front seems to be a common place for food trucks and small festivals. The Picasso exhibit was packed! We only passed through. However, the long line for admission moved quickly, and... More 

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