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Vancouver Art Gallery

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Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2H7, Canada
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+1 604-662-4700
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 21:00
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00

Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the...

Located just steps from vibrant Robson Street in downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers the city's top cultural experience featuring four floors of historical and contemporary art. Enhance your experience by relaxing in the locally-loved Gallery Cafe and enjoying the beautiful Gallery Store.

The Gallery is closed December 25th and 31st anually and on April 20th, 2015.

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Susan Point Exhibit was GREAT!

I visited the Art Gallery on a very rainy cold day in March. There seems to be a lot of those at that time of year. The Exhibit from Susan Point was wonderful. She seems prolific... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was really disappointed paying $24 for a visit, where there's not a whole lot to see. There are some really good exhibits, but they need more diversity and more art work. They also need a permanent collection. Overall, I won't recommend it. Maybe check the exists first. When I went there they had one and half floor open our... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the Art Gallery on a very rainy cold day in March. There seems to be a lot of those at that time of year. The Exhibit from Susan Point was wonderful. She seems prolific with any art form including, jewelry, woodwork, glass work, screen printing, and sculpture. It was amazing to see her range. Her exhibit focuses on... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the quality of the space and exhibitions is always very high. We were lucky enough to see the Susan Point: Spindle Whorl. An exhibition showcasing a prolific amount of work by an incredibly talented woman, across multiple mediums. We also had time to head upstairs, which was being renovated... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Collection largely uninteresting... mixed bag of strange stuff. Rather uninspiring. We seen better art in the BC restaurants. You gotta do better... there is great art out there... just not in this museum. Save your money...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come from New Zealand.....The main reason I went to the Art Gallery was to see Emily Carr and the Group of 7....well they did have Emily Carr up (loved seeing her work) but NO group of 7....really disappointing! And the reason they gave "We don't have the space" You need to keep Carr and the Group of 7 up... More 

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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 the quality.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The VAG is a great place to take guests or a great way to get lost in your own city. It never ceases to amaze me in the caliber of exhibits and the beauty of the building.

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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Art Gallery on a rainy day and loved it. The Susan Point exhibit was extensive. I found several lovely gifts in the museum shop too. Birthdays and Christmas were unexpectedly taken care of- so many lovely things to look at and buy.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice gallery, and perfect for a cold/rainy day! The gallery features four levels of exhibits, all of which are well-presented, and easy to follow. Know going into this that this is more a modern art type of gallery, so you're not going to see more traditional/classical pieces, but still very nice installations.

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