Vancouver Art Gallery is famous for historic and contemporary art, imressioning everybody for its gorgeous collections of Canadian art. The building was founded in 1911 as a courthouse. In 1983 its became a local Museum of Art. it was designed by a famous architect, Francis Rattenbury, decorated in a neoclassical style.The gallery holds over 9,000 pieces of art, including a significant collection of paintings and works made on paper, some of it belonging to Emily Carr. The gallery host two or three international exhibitions year around.
The building is covered by marble, including decorated stonework, ionic columns with a central dome. In front of the building visitors can see the lions, that are a copy of those from the Trafalgar Square in London. A spectacular beauty gives the fountain also that was designed in 1966 in the honor of the union between British Columbia and Vancouver Island. In 1970 the gallery had some changes , made by the architect Arthur Erickson, who renowed the place. In 1983 the ex-courthouse became the Vancouver Art Museum.
The Art Museum is the ideal home for work made by national and local artist that deserve to be appreciated by visitors. The museum include over 80,000 pieces of art hosted by gallery which was moved in another location and includes work of Canadian artists or international artists. The gallery has in its possession works dating from 19th century, representing amazing and unique mountains or landscapes. Now the gallery holds the largest international collection of photografies in all North America. The gallery is considered the 5th largest art galleries in Canada. There are organized tours in the Vancouver’s Art Gallery that offer the opportunity to see the best artworks and to find out more information about each piece. You will be fascinated by the marvelous paintings and exceptional photos that relates perfectly the mood of the artist or his talent. The big collection that holds the gallery is the most important treasure that can have it, that gather millions of visitors who love art and are interested in its beauty.
Walking around you can admire the painitings and you can also appreciate the importance of this gallery to vancouver’s local who are proud to have it.the design of the building it is also amazing.the atmosphere is peaceful full of charm and silence.it will give to you the tranquility that you need.
By Eugenia Cvasov
The most popular places in Vancouver, Canada .
If you plan a vacation in Canada, you should definitely visit Vancouver, which is the third largest city in Canada. There you can spend a wonderful time, because this magnificent city is full of outdoor attractions and activities. You can practice fishing, mountain biking, kayaking or camping. Vancouver has several places for dining or for shopping, or art monuments, and provides the visitors with exceptional accomodations that will make their stay a pleasant one.