The east side of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) beside Howe Street on a sunny day in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.
This unique building is an amazing sight in the middle of Vancouver's busy downtown with its artistic columns and stately appearance.
The original use of the building was to serve as the Provincial law courts but when a new, modern structure was built across Robson Street, the building was transformed in 1931 into Vancouver's Art Gallery, the 5th largest in Canada. The Gallery still shows remnants of its former purpose with doors specifically built for police and offices as well as a plaques explaining the history of the building..
Housing an extensive collection by famed Canadian artists the Group of Seven and Emily Carr as well as offering a wide range of other permanent and temporary exhibits, the Gallery is an interesting place to visit to see both rare and beautiful works of art. The three story gallery presents a variety of exhibitions throughout the year ranging in mediums.
With a collection of over 10,000 works of art, the Vancouver Art Gallery is in need of extra gallery space and is currently in the process of finding a new space. An important cultural space in the city, it is highly recommended to visit the Vancouver Art Gallery to explore its exhibitions and collections!
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