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639 Hornby St
Vancouver, BC  V6C 2G3

(604) 682-3455

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March 05, 2014


The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art opened in May 2008 in downtown Vancouver. This public art gallery is named after Bill Reid (1920 - 1998), the acclaimed Haida master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, spokesman and one of Canada's greatest artists. The Gallery is devoted to understanding and appreciating contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast.

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August 18, 2013

Downtown Vancouver's public gallery named after acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid. The Gallery is home to the Simon Fraser University Bill Reid Collection and changing exhibitions of contemporary Aboriginal Art of the Northwest Coast.Highlights include Bill Reid's stunning gold and silver jewelry, monumental sculptures and a towering totem pole by James Hart of Haida Gwaii. Visit the Gallery... more

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4.5 star rating
June 18, 2012

Opened in 2008 a decade after the artist's death, this downtown museum-gallery showcases the work of the great Northwest coast aboriginal artist Bill Reid, who died in 1998. Permanent installations include the Raven's Trove: Gold and Silver Masterworks by Bill Reid; the monumental bronze sculpture Mythic Messengers, Reid's masterful composition of 11 intertwined figures recounting traditional... more

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4.5 star rating
July 27, 2015

We discovered Bill Reid's work at the Museum of Anthropology and made a point of going directly to the Bill Reid Gallery afterwards. His art and craftsmanship alone are compelling. Learning about his life and impact on northwest arts was deeply moving, and reading about the works displayed at the gallery was as educational as it was inspiring.

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4.5 star rating
June 07, 2015

In a word Legendary .This man found his craft when he was 28. He discovered his hertitage and brought international acclaim to the art and culture of the west coast. The museum is packed with one master piece after another. His many disciplines are exhibited. Jewelery , totem carvings, mask making and more. Stop to see the Galaxy necklace. The birth of man , spirit of Haida.
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March 02, 2014

I went to this gallery to see the RezErection gallery that they had, it was pretty interesting. The gallery itself is small, with the two floors. But it has a wide range of art, history of Bill Reid. Also a gift shop.

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February 02, 2015

Dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal art of the Northwest Coast. Highlights include Reid’s gold and silver jewellery, Reid’s bronze masterpiece

, several of the artist’s works featured on the Canadian $20 bill and a full-scale totem pole carved by James Hart of Haida Gwaii.

Artworks by Corey Bulpitt fuse Haida and hip hop cultures (


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July 24, 2011

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art is named after the artist who explored his Haida roots through sculpture and other forms of artistic expression. This public gallery aims to share and promote aboriginal art and give viewers a new perspective from which to view the world. With events and exhibitions helping to preserve the unique aboriginal cultures and their mythologies, the Bill Reid... more

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