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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
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Tue 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Feautures Rotating Exhibits

This former courthouse still retains the feel of an historic public space, an interesting contrast to the modern art within. With rotating exhibits, check out what's on display... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited it twice (in October, when there was the Picasso exhibition too, and in December) and I always found it really interesting, with different types of exhibitions of modern art paintings, photographs, sculptures, original and fresh installations and clear explanations.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always in our visit to Vancouver is time spent in the Art Gallery. This time a Pop Art exhibit blew us away and an excellent photography retrospective brought back to earth. The Gallery is outstanding and always presents a challenge.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This former courthouse still retains the feel of an historic public space, an interesting contrast to the modern art within. With rotating exhibits, check out what's on display before buying your tickets. I had a great time, although I was a little disappointed that one floor was closed for installation during my afternoon there. Great museum and easy walking distance... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Half the gallery was closed at the time I visited, to set up for future exhibitions. It seemed to me that the exhibit opening and closing dates could have been better scheduled, especially if there is not a large permanent collection. The Emily Carr pieces were interesting but I was expecting more for the high ticket price, and I left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily get the free opportunity to visit art gallery in Vancouver. During my visit time, there is an exhibition especially in memory of Picasso. I spent almost 3 hours there. It was a pity that I have not learnt painting before. Otherwise, I can experience insight of the painting. And the style of Picasso was full of abstract. So it... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The two exhibits were interesting but there was no permanent collection offered of west-coast artists. it was fortunate that we visited on a donation day. The long wait in line was unnecessary. We make a point of visiting galleries and museums in all the cities we visit. This one offered the least enjoyment and artistic challenge of any we have... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conceived by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami & co-curated with Evan Pricco editor-in-chief of Juxtapoz Art & Culture magazine. There is a range of mythical beings such as Christian Rex van Minnen's Coat of Arms with oil on linen, Madsaki's graffiti murals & Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor's 3 large animals, a donkey, a fox & a cat made with Styrofoam, quilts &... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good art gallery with paintings by Emily Carr.The art shop is also good with many souvenirs including painted cups and keychains.There is a café outside with a nice surrounding .

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits were pleasant and there were a lot of attentive staff ready for any question. Everything was easy to access and nothing was hard to get to.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a very impressive photo display on Walker Evans!!! well wortht the visit. This gentleman did a history of photos using unigue subject matters that were reflective of the time in the 30's, 40's and 50 's.

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Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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