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Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Categories: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Museums
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2.8/5 based on 700+ 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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  • The Gallery is not huge but it curates some great temporary exhibitions, and we were lucky enough to catch one of Picasso works . The paintings and drawings spanned the creative lifetime of the great ...  read more »
  • We played 'tourist in our own town' and spent the afternoon at the art gallery. We saw Picasso and Emily Carr and both exhibits were wonderful. The spiral staircase with the artwork was stunning. Frie...  read more »
  • Very interesting. I've seen much of his work at different museums around in various cities but this had a different slant as it was about his muses, or the long list of women in his life. Through thei...  read more »
  • 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 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.
  • Reasonable admission. They always have interesting exhibits too. I went to see some works from Picasso this last time. The exhibit was about the different women who inspired him throughout his life. I can tell Picasso was a boob man lol. Even when they don't have famous artists on display there's lots to prompt the mind.
  • Went to see the Picasso exhibits. Worth the visit on "free" tuesdays but definitely wouldnt pay to go in on a regular weekday. The museum was small and the exhibitions outside of the Picasso ones were meh.
  • Honestly my favorite aspect of the art gallery is the fantastic cafe on roof. Excellent food in beautiful surroundings at very reasonable (
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