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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. 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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  • Excellent exhibitions. Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment and the Guud San Glans/Robert Davidson Exhibit "Entitled A Line That Bends But Does Not Break." 
    Excellent exhibitions. Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment and the Guud San Glans/Robert Davidson Exhibit "Entitled A Line That Bends But Does Not Break."  more »
  • Have more engaging displays. Do something with the interior so it doesn’t look like a warehouse. Have discounted rates for seniors, children, students, low income etc. This was extremely... 
    Have more engaging displays. Do something with the interior so it doesn’t look like a warehouse. Have discounted rates for seniors, children, students, low income etc. This was extremely...  more »
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  • A good experience to discover art in Canada especially the works of women artists. You can learn a lot about their life and works during the early 20th century, in addition to enjoying watching such original beautiful paintings, photos, and sculptures. Also, the digital art exhibition on the second floor is very unique and joyful. The price for adults is around 29 Canadian dollars which is a little pricey for this museum because it is not such a huge museum. The good news is free admission for kids and seniors that encourage families to bring their children to explore the world of art. Generally, it is a good experience in Vancouver for tourists and art fans.
  • The Vancouver Art Gallery is DEFINITELY NOT the best art gallery in the world. Not even close. The collection is limited and new exhibits are rarely attention grabbing. But if you keep that in mind, visiting can still be a fun experience. Lots of their artwork is Canadian, so the landscape pieces are beautiful. The Indigenous artwork also provides a unique contrast to most world-class galleries, because it provides a break from Euro-centric art. It’s a new perspective to explore through art. If you’re a tourist, I’d skip this spot. As a local, it’s worth seeing. There’s lots of stories to see here, and a big portion are local. Don’t bring your kids though. There is a designated section for children, but lots of the art is graphic. Do bring your camera. The gallery makes a good place for pictures.

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