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Vancouver Art Gallery

  • 750 Hornby St. Map It
  • Downtown

Updated 09/16/2013

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Painter Emily Carr's haunting evocations of the British Columbian hinterland are among the attractions at western Canada's largest art gallery. Carr (1871–1945), a grocer's daughter from Victoria, fell in love with the wilderness around her and shocked middle-class Victorian society by running off to paint it. Her work accentuates the mysticism and the danger of B.C.'s wilderness, and records the diminishing presence of native cultures during that era (there's something

of a renaissance now). The gallery, which also hosts touring historical and contemporary exhibitions, is housed in a 1911 courthouse that Canadian architect Arthur Erickson redesigned in the early 1980s as part of the Robson Square redevelopment. Stone lions guard the steps to the parklike Georgia Street side; the main entrance is accessed from Robson Square or Hornby Street.

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Sight Information

Address:

750 Hornby St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2H7, Canada

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Phone:

604-662–4719

Sight Details:

  • C$21; higher for some exhibits; by donation Tues. 5–9
  • Wed.–Mon. 10–5, Tues. 10–9

Updated 09/16/2013

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