Located two blocks from Downtown Vancouver's Art Gallery, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art harbours some of the best pieces of art by this prolific native artist.
The Gallery was opened in 2008 in honour of Bill Reid, one of Vancouver's most influential Native West Coast artists.
Encompassing a range of Bill Reid's work in a variety of mediums such as wood, paint and gold, his work exemplifies some of the most famous symbols of the West Coast: totem poles, animal carvings and legends. The Gallery has both permanent and temporary exhibits focusing on local artwork; the permanent works on display are a range of gold and silver pieces. Bill Reid is not the only artist featured in the gallery as both native (and a few non-native artists) with the distinct style of Northwest Art have been inducted.
The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is a good visit to tie in with the Museum of Anthropology to visit other native artworks of varying time periods as Bill Reid and the other artists featured have produced work only within the last fifty years.
The museum is open Wednesdays to Sundays to the public, offering the Galleries as well as an gift shop supporting the works of local artisans. This coastal inspired Gallery is a unique Vancouver experience, perfect any time throughout the year.
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