Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

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Established in 1931, Vancouver Art Gallery represents the largest art museum in Western Canada and boasts more than 11,000 pieces in its permanent collection. Designed by Francis Rattenbury, the Neoclassical-style building is a former courthouse and National Historic Site of Canada. See historic European art by numerous Dutch 17th century artists, or admire one of the gallery's touring exhibitions. The museum showcases the works of notable Canadian artists such as the Group of Seven and Emily Carr, as well as American and European modern artists. Make Vancouver Art Gallery a centerpiece of your Vancouver vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • IF this is the best Vancouver has, you're not going to be happy. There were about half a dozen exhibits. Each of the exhibits changes over time. Setting aside some where I question the curator;s capab...  more »
  • We considered going through the Art Gallery but declined due to the high price per person. Instead, we enjoyed our time in the Gift Shop. The prices are high but that was not surprising due to the ven...  more »
  • The building is beautiful, samples which touched me to see were good but I think that ($20) is a bit expensive
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  • Excellent gallery for a small city. As a member I feel the turn over is pretty quick between exhibitions. Displays always well presented/curated. Nice gift shop with 10% off for members (cheap for students). Nice upscale cafe with great patio for a bite to eat or some drinks. Membership includes Fuse events (~22$). Can't wait for the new building set for construction.
  • One of the best places to visit in Vancouver, especially if there is a special collection on show. Tuesday after five is by donation. The cafeteria is not to be missed. Great food at good prices in a charming setting. It is self serve cafeteria style but the food quality is way above cafeteria fare.
  • Disappointed. Lack of good Communication by Vancouver Art Gallery. Only after waiting in line for ticket Office and Just before paying the entrance fee we were informed that only 2 Floors were open This week. Put Up a billboard Up front. Communicate it on your website. We Didn't go in. Lost couple of hours
  • So much of the gallery was empty and closed off due to renovations when I visited the gallery on 6th June 2017. At least admission is by donations on Tuesdays (5-9PM). Several photography installments were interesting but not all that amazing. Emily Carr's painting were the best part about the visit. Many of those were covered with glass for protection, with poor lighting that didn't allow for a true art fan to enjoy the brush strokes and technique of the artist. Overall the gallery is OK. 2 stars compared to 10 stars that I would give Picasso Art Gallery in Barcelona. Kids were also taking pictures of art in the gallery... Which I strongly fell should not be allowed. It's strange, distracting, and silly.
  • Lovely gallery in a beautiful building and location. One of the best if not best Emily Carr exhibits around. I would definitely recommend taking a few hours to take in the art and the atmosphere.

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