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Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

(2.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Robson Street has encountered near the top of the new good accessibility good Picasso-related special exhibitions, so was building itself remains interesting to visit Adam at the time I visited the building's front yard? Part is being under construction in front of the photo could not take or anything like that, but now it seemed the end of
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  • Really great exhibition of Susan Point work, never seen anything like it. Stunning workmanship and craft. Great cafe in particular the veranda. Good value and popular.  more »
  • Enjoyed my time at the museum with its variety of exhibitions although the quality of the art works, other than those in the Susan Point show, were pretty average. The $24 entrance is expensive for th...  more »
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  • Probably wasnt a great day for the gallery when me and my partner went there. they had just two floors with 2 artists being exposed. very simple. the other floors were closed. The money wasnt worth it.
  • Great accessible gallery for Modern Art. The gallery is nice and features multiple mediums. Exhibits change often. They also have fantastic after hours events called Fuse which feature DJs, performances in the gallery space. Well worth a visit. They also have a great assortment of kids and family programming too.
  • When all four floors are filled with exhibits, it is an inspiring place to visit for aspiring or even practicing artists. Also lots of good events - FUSE evening is great for the young adults (and young at heart seniors) and classical music fans can enjoy free for members noon hour concerts on selected Fridays. Talks on exhibits. Art rental. A useful arts venue for Metro Vancouver.
  • What a huge disappointment and let down. I had no idea the art gallery is basically empty and they are charging $18 per person This collection doesn't compare at all to the UBC Museum of Anthropology or the Royal BC Museum in Victoria. I'm sad to say I will never set foot in this gallery or be a supporter again. $18 is a huge rip off to see a handful of pieces. So regret going. I wish i could give Zero stars.
  • When I visited this small gem of a museum, each floor was dedicated to a particular artist. Picasso on the ground level, a photographer on the second, and the innovative Bharti Kher. Because each artist gets space, there's room to see a wide variety of their work. And the stairway features a huge graphic work by Barbara Kruger. With a good gift shop and great location near many restaurants, VAG is a good place to spend a day.