Early Vancouver Art Gallery

CVA 677-711.11 - City Museum and Art Gallery, part of west wall, Vancouver, B.C. 1932 PT Timms.

CVA 677-711.11 – City Museum and Art Gallery, part of west wall, Vancouver, B.C. 1932 PT Timms.

This is an early incarnation of the Vancouver Art Gallery (which was housed at this time in the same building as the City Museum (the ancestor of the Museum of Vancouver) and the Vancouver Public Library. All three were in the structure known today as the Carnegie Community Centre, which still houses VPL’S Carnegie Branch.

The Art Gallery moved into separate quarters at 1145 Georgia Street in the early 1930s (see also here). In 1983, it moved to its present location at the site of the second court house.

If the board of the Art Gallery gets its way, the gallery will move within the next decade or so to yet another location – the former site of Cambie Street Grounds; today the grounds are a City parking block.

CVA 677-711.2 - City Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Vancouver, B.C. 1932 PT Timms.

CVA 677-711.2 – City Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Vancouver, B.C. 1932 PT Timms.

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