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The Bill Reid Gallery is the only public Gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Indigenous Northwest Coast Art and honours Bill Reid by exhibiting the Bill Reid SFU Art Collection as well as presenting special exhibitions and programs that...more
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639 Hornby St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Some good exhibits in a small gallery. The prominent ones are : Raven, the Totem Pole, and the Miniature tea service. Good gift shop next door has good items, including jewelry designed by Bill Reid. In downtown Vancouver. For lunch, go to a sushi restaurant...More

Thank Yatriguru
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very small but lovely gallery that exhibits the art, culture, and customs of Canada's First Nations people. Worth stopping in.

Thank Madeline T
Reviewed 1 week ago

In our second spell in Vancouver, this was the only place we revisited, following its recent refurbishment. The understated way it exhibits the art of the wonderful Bill Reid and other First nation artists adds an extra dimension to the Vancouver experience. It was lovely...More

Thank libis328
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in Haida culture or Bill Reid's work, this is a must see place. Gift shop has reasonable priced items too

Thank RealTalk73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would skip the Museum of Anthropology and just tour the Bill Reid Gallery. It is small but the exhibits are striking. Also, it's easier to find. You will learn more about the First Nation people.

Thank csb808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, private museum with original artwork and the jewelry especially is outstanding and stunning to look at. Imagining this as his first artistic endeavour, Goldsmithing being his original craft, after which he took up carving and the other forms of art he...More

Thank CAtherine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see while in Vancouver. It is a small art gallery -Bill Reid Gallery - with Bill Reid's original pieces, those of his prodigies and other west coast artists. Of unique interest is the story telling through tattoo artists. The gift shop has books...More

Thank 997bjp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got here when they were within an hour of closing so the admission fee was by donation. There are some interesting things in here and you get a feel for Bill Reid’s history but it would have been nice to have had more background information....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main exhibits are beautiful. But he temporary exhibit on Tattooing I found uniquely disturbing, albeit thought-provoking. The artist used words like "kkkolonization", "kkkristianity" and "amerikkkan". I was surprised to experience such aggression and anger in a gallery. But it did cause me to think...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bill Reid is the truly great sculptor of the great First Nations Haida tribe. You also should see his human origins sculpture at the Museum of Anthropology.

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