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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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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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A half day visit

Visit on Tuesdays after 5pm for entry by donation. Recommended donation is $10 but you can give less. Picasso exhibit was on at the time so there was a long line. Small gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Vancouver Art Gallery is located opposite the Hotel Georgia in what used to be the provincial Courthouse, a handsome, upstanding neo-classical building dating from the early years of the last century. Relatively small if compared with Art Museums in other global cities, this is a gallery that values curation and rewards its visitors with beautiful exhibitions that juxtapose and... More 

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

Visit on Tuesdays after 5pm for entry by donation. Recommended donation is $10 but you can give less. Picasso exhibit was on at the time so there was a long line. Small gallery. Something to do if you're in the city.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Art Gallery is centrally located, opposite Hotel Vancouver and within easy walking distance to Pacific Centre and Robson Street. Public parkade across the street. Excellent cafeteria upstairs is very popular--good selection, reasonable prices, attractive room, always busy but friendly and efficient. Small but eclectic shop, especially good for Emily Carr. It's been years since I've seen a show here,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though the gallery was having renovations it did not ruin my visit. This gallery is quite small so should only take half a day. During my time there was a great exhibit on Picasso and his muses which was outstanding. The central stairs/hall of the gallery is stunning and the shop has something for everyone but is quite pricey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the PIcasso exhibit. It had about eight pieces from the Musee Picasso in France. There were drawings from all the world and a copy of Guernica.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Regional art museums are among the best ways to gain insights into local culture & the exhibit of the provocative art of BC native Emily Carr, coupled with the Surrealist work of Austrian Wolfgang Paalen, is unique & dazzling. Add a terrific gift shop & there can't be a more stimulating way to spend an hour or two in vibrant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this relatively small art museum on every trip and our most recent trip was no exception. The location is on the bus route so getting there is not a problem. Admission is on the high side, but we qualified for the senior rate. The museum was very busy with the exhibit “Picasso: The Artist and His Muses”... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering the $24 admission, VAG should be much better. The Picasso exhibit was interesting, as was the exhibit by an English artist (whose name escapes me). However, we found the photography exhibit by a local photographer really tedious. There was a small exhibit on Emily Carr and it was good, too. I would have liked to have seen a LOT... More 

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were privileged to see a great Picasso exhibition (on until September) which was fascinating and truly world class. It has a terrific cafe where you can relax on a terrace and listen to jazz or classical music enjoying the sun and good array of food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Vancouver Art Gallery for the first time in order to see the Picasso exhibition. We ended up getting a household membership. The exhibition was very good indeed. I saw paintings and sketches by Picasso that I haven't seen before and the theme was rather fascinating.

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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.