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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. Before you head to Vancouver, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Vancouver itinerary builder, to make sure you see all that Vancouver has to offer, including Vancouver Art Gallery.
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  • Visiting on 12 June we found that only 2 of the 4 floors were open as they were preparing for a new exhinition opening later this month. We were offered a 25% discount as only 50% of the Gallery was o...  more »
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery has always intrigued the art lovers of the world. They branch out to all areas of art to display top art and to show the skills of many past artists and new ones to come. A g...  more »
  • A lovely building but just had a poor photographic exhibition and their Emily Carr exhibition on when we visited 2nd June with 3 other shows due to start on 24June I'd suggest not even worth the 19dol...  more »
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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.
  • As a lover of Canadian art, I was beyond impressed with the selection at the gallery. When I visited last summer, there was an Emily Carr exhibition. I learned all about her travels through Northern British Columbia. I would highly recommend this gallery for art lovers and those that would like a high quality gallery experience.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.