The Vancouver Art Gallery has a permanent collection of 11,000 works, including about 200 major works by such prominent names as Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, Jeff Wall, Harry Callahan and Marc Chagall. In addition to these famous Canadian artists, the gallery has an extensive historical collection which includes a number of Dutch painters of the Seventeenth Century. Roelof de Vries, Jan Wynants, and Isaac van Ostade are just a few of the painters whose work is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
The art gallery is located in a beautiful building, formerly the main courthouse in Vancouver. The neoclassical architecture was designed by Francis Rattenbury after winning a design competition in 1905. Ratterbury also designed the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel in Victoria.
The gallery is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays and the first Friday of the month (open to 9 pm). Tickets are $24 for adults, $29 for seniors, $18 for students, and $6.50 for children (ages 6-12). Admission for children 5 and gallery members is free. From 5-9 pm on Tuesday evenings, admission to the gallery and all exhibitions is by donation only. Seniors (65+) can also visit by donation on the first Tuesday of each month. Tap the link below to purchase your tickets online.
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