Vancouver Art Gallery
Vancouver Art Gallery has been one of my most enjoyable experiences at an Art Gallery. I really went crazy in this place; it was like if they had read my mind. I always loved museums that made the experience of appreciating art more than just that.
I went to the museum on Friday or Saturday can’t really remember, and they had something called “Fuse…”. Anyway they had funky music, they sold drinks, and they had a fashion show. I thought it was the best way to appreciate contemporary art.
I will definitely consider this gallery as one of my favourites in the whole world. It is also a great place to go since they often change exhibits so you get to see more than one piece of art all the time. [more]
Vancouver: Art Gallery
Vancouver offers various outdoor activities, but due to way to many rainy days tourists should consider visiting the Art Gallery of Vancouver. One interesting aspect is the architectural one. The historic building was built in 1905 by Francis Rattenbury (other famous buildings: the Parliament of British Columbia and the Empress Hotel, both located in Victoria) and was declared as a heritage site. Its columns and ornate stonework make the building stand out between the modern structures of Downtown Vancouver. The marble staircase is a popular location for numerous demonstrations and a meeting point for students and backpackers.
The museum’s comprehensive and impressive collection shows the characteristics of West Coast art. The presented artwork documents British Columbia’s history and puts special emphasis on Native Art like totem poles, carvings and masks made in Western Canada which reflect the history and development of the native population. Paintings by the famous Emily Carr reflect a more European perspective of Native culture.
The temporary exhibitions cover a huge range of interests. Currently the collection of the Museum of Cleveland, a comprehensive selection of European art in different epochs, is shown in Vancouver. But also fans of modern art get their money’s worth with an exhibition showing the work of the contemporary Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping.
Altogether a visit in the VAG is worthwhile- especially on Tuesday: visitors pay only 50% of the normal admission and the gallery is open till nine o’clock at night. [more]
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