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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6R5, Canada
+1 604-681-2700
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Contemporary ideas presented in a contemporary way!

Wonderful welcome from the assistant on the front desk who was very knowledgeable and told us about... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
lynnascencion
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Vancouver, Canada
It's a personal taste

We weren't thrilled with the artist who was displaying, therefore it doesn't get a very high... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
Greg W
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Sugar Land
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The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is a non-profit public art gallery dedicated to the research, exhibition, education and documentation of contemporary visual art as it is practiced locally through to internationally. It aspires to generate significant audiences for its innovative and diverse programmes through free access and a profile that is international in scope. The CAG is the longest standing independent public art gallery dedicated to presenting contemporary visual art in Vancouver. We deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year, provide an extensive range of learning and public programs for adults, families and children, offer a series of residencies for Canadian and international artists directly contributing to the local scene, and publish insightful catalogues that create a lasting legacy of exhibited work. We do this while offering all of our programs free of charge through an admission by donation policy. We believe that access to, enjoyment of and engagement with contemporary art and the surrounding debates should be available and open to all. New Bookshop with a large selection of visual art publications and editions available for purchase.
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11 Apr 2017
“Contemporary ideas presented in a contemporary way!”
27 Jul 2016
“Nice”
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555 Nelson St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6R5, Canada
Granville Street
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Wonderful welcome from the assistant on the front desk who was very knowledgeable and told us about the current exhibitions in the gallery space and beyond in off-site locations around the city. The exhibition on display was a photography group exhibition featuring ten international and...More

Thank lynnascencion
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We weren't thrilled with the artist who was displaying, therefore it doesn't get a very high review for the gallery. It's worth a stop though and it's like a flip of a coin. You could love it or you could hate it. I certainly wouldn't...More

Thank Greg W
Jill277, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for visiting, our exhibitions change every 6 weeks featuring local and international artists with a variety of mediums, sincerely hoping you will visit again.

Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very small, very minimalistic, very hipster-y. I liked it though. Was a very short visit but it was free to enter so that is okay. Nice and quiet place, very peaceful end to a busy day.

Thank simoneadamiuk
Jill277, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to review. Hopefully see you again at CAG!

Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

This gallery is downtown, accessible and free. Open all week except Monday, which is cool. There are two spaces in the gallery and exhibit work from international and local artists. The show currently is Korean artist, Kim Beom. It's cool to attend a free public...More

Thank whiteteaoriginal
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We enjoyed 2 guided tours and the docent was amazing. She obviously loves art and her job. She gave a brief overview, then let us view the art. After that, we would discuss what we'd seen. Both tour were informative and entertaining.

1  Thank sactokaren
Jill277, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2015

Thank you for visiting and thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 8 July 2015

This gallery displays exhibitions by some of the world's most renowned and emerging contemporary artists. Although small, it is a nice change to mega-galleries which take hours to go through. The intimate scale really allows you to contemplate the ideas put forth in the exhibitions...More

3  Thank kellisboom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Compact in size, but large in innovative ideas. This gallery is just a few steps from Granville and is well worth a visit.

1  Thank mrangel322
Jill277, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

Thank you for visiting the CAG! and thank you for your kind words, we aim to be 'large in innovatove ideas' as we deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions and off-site projects each year! We hope to see you again at the gallery soon.

Reviewed 15 October 2013

Every visit to Vancouver includes this out of the way gallery that is worth searching out if you want to be pushed into another aspect of modern art. Small, usually two or three rooms. Admission free. The most recent show was totemic sculptures of found...More

1  Thank DalianEx-pat
Jill277, Public Relations Manager at Contemporary Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2015

Thank you for visiting the CAG! and for visiting the Mike Nelson exhibition, and thank you for your kind words, that we 'push the envelope', we do have two galleries on site at 555 Nelson where we deliver between ten and twenty exciting exhibitions each...More

Reviewed 20 August 2014
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Reviewed 1 July 2014
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emmyegulu
How much is entry fee? Or is it based on donations?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Jill277 | Property representative |
Admission is free, donations are welcome!
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