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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  • The day I visited the exhibitions included an amazing collection of work. The two I loved the most were from Alberto Giacometti - A Line through Time, and from 21 different Indigenous artists - Transi...  more »
  • It's located downtown, and at lunchtime, there are many vendors on the street in front of the museum. The building was undergoing renovations and some were closed, but there were exhibits and videos of indigenous art, which made it thought-provoking.
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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.
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