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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Address: 750 Hornby Street, 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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Picasso opportunity!

We were lucky the Gallery was showing an exhibit of some of Picasso's works through October 2016! Also featured was photographs and paintings of Emily Carr who documented the art... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Anna M
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky the Gallery was showing an exhibit of some of Picasso's works through October 2016! Also featured was photographs and paintings of Emily Carr who documented the art and story poles of the First Nation tribes in the 1930's!!!! Priceless. The Picasso exhibit is well conceived and portrays his life with 6 muses who influenced his works throughout... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just the right size for an art museum, if you ask me. Big enough to keep you there for a few hours, great exhibits (I saw the Picasso muse retrospective), great flow to the space. You get to deeply appreciate art without feeling overwhelmed.

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We specifically went to view the Picasso exhibit. Paying some $50 for two adults to enter feels a bit steep, but the collection did not disappoint. Central location makes this an easy place to visit if you're in a hotel downtown and want to get there on foot.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery specifically to see the Picasso exhibit. I was not disappointed but rather delighted at the number of art works on display. The exhibit examines the significance of the women throughout his life and is called Picasso The Artist And His Muses. There are paintings, drawings, print and sculptures on display which flow through... More 

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Thank Linda M
Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was solo in Vancouver on a rainy afternoon with some time to kill before my train, and the Picasso exhibit was recommended to me by a friend. I'm so glad I spent the time with it, as I knew very little about the artist. The collection was assembled well and the information about the artist and his muses was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, we were there between exhibitions and received a small discount but that hardly mattered as there appeared to be no permanent collection of any significance --- at least one that was available to the public.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is especially famous for cafe and restaurant. It is very comfortable and relax. Recommended to have an appointment with your friends or families at the middle of downtown as safely. There are both inside and terrace.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we enjoyed the special Picasso exhibit, the rest of the museum was disappointing, with relatively few paintings, and lots of photgraphs. The price of admission was not worth the experience

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just a few hours to spend in the area, and elected to spend them in the art gallery. The extensive Picasso exhibition was interesting, and took up much of our time. I don't remember when I last saw so much of his work in one place, and the theme of his 6 muses was an interesting one. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely gallery even though it was not well sign posted for elevators, toilets or lifts. I was very lucky that I saw the Picasso exhibition that is on until October. It has 4 floor with some interesting pieces on display. Definitely worth a visit for art lovers and families. The upstairs cafe was lovely with delicious food and outdoor seating...

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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.