Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

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Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Art Gallery
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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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  • Visited on a cold and wintery day. Was a welcome attraction open on Jan 2nd. Loved the Yoko Ono exhibition. The gallery is set up nicely. Enjoyed the exhibitions even though Iā€™m not an arts expertise. 
    Visited on a cold and wintery day. Was a welcome attraction open on Jan 2nd. Loved the Yoko Ono exhibition. The gallery is set up nicely. Enjoyed the exhibitions even though Iā€™m not an arts expertise.  more »
  • This Art Gallery continues to display art in a very creative fashion and on our visit today the quality presentation continues..Yoko Ono and the art work of John and Ono was exhibited with great care....  more
    This Art Gallery continues to display art in a very creative fashion and on our visit today the quality presentation continues..Yoko Ono and the art work of John and Ono was exhibited with great care....  more »
  • Check what is on and there is no permantent collection and what we saw was just awful. I love looking at art, but this was in and out in 20 minutes wondering why we bothered. Sad a great city has... 
    Check what is on and there is no permantent collection and what we saw was just awful. I love looking at art, but this was in and out in 20 minutes wondering why we bothered. Sad a great city has...  more »
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  • I love going to the Vancouver Art Gallery. I didn't feel very well this time but we were able to go to the second floor for one of the Out For Lunch Concerts. Classical music by a very competent quartet. Accessibility is by elevator through the secure area. Staff are helpful. There's always something interesting to buy in the Vancouver Art Gallery Gallery Store and the staff there are very helpful.
  • Really glad I got to see this Art Gallery while in Vancouver. Although I did find it rather difficult to find specific pieces in the gallery as every security person did not know about them at all and could not answer questions. There were some neat exhibits and artwork! Save room for lunch/dinner, there is a wonderful food truck park directly behind the art gallery. Good downtown location.
  • I am glad this place exists; we get some good world class exhibits in Vancouver! Some people even go here for the food... apparently it is that good to them. Would rate 5 stars if the staff was treated better! Saw a protest the other day and didn't realize they were dissatisfied with their wages.
  • Honestly a little disappointed by the size of it. Was expecting something that took more time to get through. Partially could have been due to one level being off limits, but still. I think for the regular price I would be sorely disappointed. But the Tuesday night 'by donation' fee made it a fun thing to do with the family, and we had some interesting conversations with the kids šŸ˜… so go on Tuesday night and get some culture šŸ˜Š
  • Nice little art gallery. But it doesn't worth the money they ask for the entry as even though they have very nice art works, the selection is just too small and you can literally explore it all in under 30min without a rush. I would say that in my opinion the max price you should ever pay for it is 5$ but they ask 25$.

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