Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

The rounded columns, smooth facade and well maintained exterior make the Vancouver Art Gallery a popular place throughout the year for filming, resting workers on their lunch breaks as well as tours of the interior with hundreds of artworks for visitors enjoyment. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE:

The east side of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG) beside Howe Street on a sunny day in Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.



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The Vancouver Art Gallery, otherwise known as VAG is a historic building sitting amongst the skyscrapers of Downtown Vancouver. This old building previously served as the law courts until they were relocated and it now houses an extensive collection of Canadian art and temporary exhibits. The Gallery specializes in unique exhibits from modern to classical highlighting the versatility and variety of art both local and global.

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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The Vancouver Art Gallery resides in the Old Law Court buildings on the busiest street in Vancouver, West Georgia. The interior is filled with locally and globally inspired artworks which continue to draw crowds throughout the year with temporary exhibits as well as focusing on the collection of works by the Canadian Group of Seven.

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