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“And they call this art”

Vancouver Art Gallery
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Vancouver Art Gallery Admission
Ranked #91 of 374 things to do in Vancouver
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Owner description: Discover the power of art on your next trip to Vancouver with a visit to the Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most exciting and innovative visual arts institutions. Works by renowned Canadian Modernist painter Emily Carr are often on view as well as ground-breaking exhibitions and selections from the permanent collection. Open 7 days a week, a visit to the Gallery is an opportunity to meditate on more than a century's worth of Canadian and international art, from historical masters to contemporary visionaries. Enhance your experience by attending one of the Gallery’s engaging special events, educational tours or programs designed for families, youth and art enthusiasts of all ages. Weekly Family Programs are featured every Sunday—free for children 12 and under. Spend time in the Gallery Store; a locals’ favorite for one-of-a kind-gifts or refuel in the Gallery Cafe;an eatery with a reputation for great food and an outdoor patio that is one of Vancouver’s hidden gems.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there on 19 June for the evening entrance by donation (recommended donation being C$10). Unfortunately they don’t allow you to donate only after you have walked through the gallery to show how much you appreciate the exhibits (or not). Most of the works are contemporary, ok some are nice, but most ..... maybe it’s just me. To me what was most interesting were the cabin exhibits which were on display and uncovered. Of course since they were uncovered the kids wanted to touch them which obviously was not allowed so the security was following us around. A piece of advice, if you don’t want anyone touching them or getting too close to them, just put everything behind glass displays or bars otherwise just don’t bother unless you want to bar children from the place because for them it’s all about their senses especially touch.

Thank Timothy L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great visit with my 12 & 14-year old children on a "by donation" Tuesday evening. The cabin exhibit was fun and interactive and the Emily Carr paintings were sublime. Well-curated gift shop, too.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this Gallery to be second rate. I visited in early June and found a neo- expressionist exhibit (somewhat average) and some other works in the permanent collection -- the expressionist works on paper were OK but nothing to go out of your way. There were 5 or 6 impressionist works that might be considered interesting. Other than that, the exhibits and the contemporary works were sparse and average at best. The admission fee of $24 was too expensive for the quality of works presented. You cannot compare this museum to the AGO in Toronto. I would pass it by......

Thank George S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at the Robson Park Area in Vancouver. It is currently under renovation. Only two floors were available to the public, but they do give you a discount. One of the exhibits was related to the atomic bomb and was very impressive. It was a temporary exhibition. Limited exhibition but very interesting.
The building itself is very interesting. An old building that used to be the court house, large, best if you are an architect.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the only thing we did in Vancouver that was a waste of time. Not much art here. The first floor was undergoing renovation but they still charged full price. ALL the escalators were down for maintenance. For a city that boasts many millionaires, I'm surprised they don't pitch in to create a world-class museum.

Thank Paul-A-C-62
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