Vancouver Art Gallery
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. Works by renowned Canadian Modernist painter Emily Carr are often on view as well as ground-breaking exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Open 7 days a week, a visit to the Gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Enhance your experience by attending one of the Gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours or programs designed for families, youth and art enthusiasts of all ages. Weekly Family Programs are featured every Sunday and are free for children 12 and under. Spend time in the Gallery Store; a locals’ favorite or refuel in the Gallery Bistro (currently under renovation).
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Asa C
1 contribution
Nov. 2022 • Solo
First at all you need artistic values to exhibit, paintings, sculptures. And have some names on it, to attract people to watch and enjoy art. You need a permanent exhibition with beautiful stuff. All of that is missing ! The admission fees are pricy ! Is not Louvre or Hermitage to go with this price for almost... nothing. Very disappointed to waste $30 for nothing ! First and last in this art gallery.
Written November 9, 2022
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Darlene M
4 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Family
Extremely disappointing. I felt except for the first floor, it was a complete waste of time. The 3rd floor seemed juvenile and I felt a high-school student would have done better.
Written October 20, 2022
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julijoyeux
Bordeaux, France149 contributions
Sep. 2022
This is a smaller fine art museum which seems to have more temporary than permanent displays. I enjoyed several individual installations very much. However, I was disappointed that our visit was limited to 1 hour because of a wedding set-up. When I booked the online tickets, there was no indication of a private party taking over the space and I feel like we were cheated out of a better, longer, and more immersive visit...which it certainly deserves.
Written October 7, 2022
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Dreaming135
Oak Park, CA10 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Solo
This place is a rip off. Charged me $30 when 2 of the 4 floors were closed and one floor was some AI display which was some scenes from movies. What does Alan Turing have to do with art? Who runs this place? Every other museum I've been to had the decency to be half price or free if their exhibits were closed. Not Vancouver.
The only reason they get one star is because the women artist exhibit was good.
Written October 2, 2022
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fiamma11
Vienna, VA4,498 contributions
Jul. 2022
I enjoyed the portions on northwestern arts in particular and I also picked up a couple of souvenirs at their gift shop.
Written September 30, 2022
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misanthropicdreamer
San Francisco, CA473 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
We liked visiting the exhibit honoring female Canadian artists. The art varied from amazing sculptures and pieces like Winifred Petchey Marsh’s “Padlirmiut Summer Camp 1935” to fun works like Yulia Biriukova’s “The Riverman” to pieces that should likely have been edited out. Worth a visit. The next exhibit entitled The Imitation Game about artificial intelligence was excellent and I particularly enjoyed watching the work of Songwen Chung who paints along with a robot. Worth a visit. Also there is a lovely cafe attached.
Written September 17, 2022
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SailingGirl55
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
Sep. 2022
I regret going. When I visited, one floor was closed off, the escalators were out of order, and the museum felt small and dirty. It is not worth the price of admission. The Vancouver Art Gallery pales in comparison to even galleries in Toronto or similar cities. I do not recommend going unless you are able to get discounted admission into the museum somehow.
Written September 10, 2022
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada570 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
As this was my first visit to this gallery, I wasn't sure what to expect. To my happy surprise, this museum had a wide range of fascinating exhibitions. I particularly enjoyed the display of women Canadian painters, the exhibit on the uses (and abuses) of artificial intelligence, and a show containing art from students, ages 5 to 18. Definitely a memorable experience during my stay in Vancouver.
Written September 7, 2022
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kgkjgkjg
Washington DC, DC196 contributions
Aug. 2022
Small and not that impressive. You can cover it in an hour or two. Go on the weekly pay-what-you-wish evening.
Written August 23, 2022
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Stephen D
Liverpool, UK311 contributions
Jul. 2022
We visited the Art Galley as it was near our hotel. The main exhibition was of works done by Canadian Women artists. We found this very illuminating combined with the information provided on the app. The second floor contained mainly photographic images, while the top floor was given over to Children's work. We found that the shop contained some very good quality products and the bistro provided us with a good lunch with excellent service.
Written August 2, 2022
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Vancouver Art Gallery is open:
  • Tue - Tue 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wed - Thu 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sat - Mon 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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