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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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  • We spent an entire afternoon here and loved it. The docent/guide, Jessa, was exceptionally good - enthusiastic, highly knowledgeable, and audible. We took one tour early in the afternoon (the Monet ex...  more »
  • Was expecting a city centre type art gallery with good selection of classic local art. Instead only 3 or 4 temporary exhibitions. The Monet one not very good and the rest only worth a very quick spin....  more »
  • Vancouver Art Gallery is a must see tourist destination. Good accessibility also exhibits in the city. During the day you can visit the Donation amount to opening the burden was not a good experience. Gallery is a simple drink, and where can I buy souvenirs are also available.
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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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