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All About the Vancouver Art Gallery

May 08, 2016
One of the most incredible placed to visit regardless of season is the Vancouver Art Gallery.

If you are planning a move to or have just arrived in the city of Vancouver, you are probably looking to do some exploring around your new home.

Filled with ever-changing exhibitions and learning opportunities for individuals of all ages, VAG is one of the most popular attractions in the city.

Founded in 1931, VAG has been a hub of culture in Western Canada for more than 80 years.

The gallery boasts as impressive collection of artworks including numerous pieces by Marc Chagall, who has been called, “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century,” by Art Critic Robert Hughes.

In 1983, the gallery moved to its current Hornby Street location and underwent a serious renovation, at the tune of $20 million!

Due to the gallery’s rapid growth – and that of Vancouver as a whole – it is currently in the midst of another incredible move and renovation.

The goal for this renovation is to “create an architecturally significant visual art museum that places prominence on artists and art and that celebrates the rich culture context of Vancouver.”

While the gallery is internationally-renown, there is a concerted effort to make it more Vancouver-y.

Swiss Architechtural firm Herzog & de Meuron is working in collaboration with Vancouver-based Perkins + Will to create this monumental new gallery, located at West Georgia and Cambie Streets.

Construction is set to be completed in 2017.

A beautiful and fun city to live, Vancouver is home to a wide variety of museums, parks and adventures. Some of our favorites are listed here.

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