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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Address: 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
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+1 604-662-4700
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10:00 - 21:00
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Tue 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Vancouvers Art Gallery

While limited by size being located in the former Vancouver Court House, a magnificent building in its own right, the VAG does a good job of displaying part of its own in-house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While limited by size being located in the former Vancouver Court House, a magnificent building in its own right, the VAG does a good job of displaying part of its own in-house art. While the Emily Carr (a magnificent local BC artist) exhibit is fine given the limited display area allotted, do check out the much smaller Bill Reid Gallery... More 

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Lakeside, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a diverse range of exhibits from historical to whimsical. The staff were very pleasant and helpful with the added bonus of a great place to have a bite to eat.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came into town a day early and decided to go to the Museum on Tuesday night. From 5 to 9 pm entrance fees are by donation but they make it pretty darn clear that the minimum expected donation is $10 per person and to make it even more obvious they ring your "donation" into the till and hand you... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I purchased a membership at the beginning of 2016 due to interest in some of the upcoming exhibitions, such as MashUp and Picasso. If you enjoy art exhibits, Vancouver Art Gallery is worthwhile for repeated visits since there is no permanent exhibition but a constant rotating set on the four levels. I particularly enjoyed the Picasso exhibition a few months... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to get out of the rain for a few hours. It was well worth the price for the family admission. It kept my 2 son's interest for awhile. A must see!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a member because the exhibitions at this gallery are consistently so interesting, thoughtful, and provocative I'm willing to spend somewhat ridiculous amounts of time traveling to Vancouver to see as many of the Gallery's exhibitions as frequently as possible. Do I now spend an unusual amount of vacation time and budget in Vancouver? Yes, I do. It's the Vancouver... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The VAG sometimes has breathtaking exhibits - and sometimes not. The ones on currently are in the "Why?" category. The middle floors are forgettable - all the art there looks desperate - "I have to be creative but have no craft" - kind of stuff extruded from a blank mind. Trying too hard. The bottom floor - Walker Evans photography... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 December 2016

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 3 December 2016

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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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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