05.05.2014 24 °C
I have just recently got back from the Art Gallery. The tour I took was $13.50 and well worth it! I got to see so many beautiful works of art. There was a significant collection of paintings by Canadian modernist Emily Carr, who was known for using splashy, bold colors to bring B.C.’s unique landscape and culture to life. In 1937, the gallery purchased Carr’s Totem Poles, Kitseukla for $400; it inherited the rest of her collection in the 1960s. Today, I got to see the full collection of paintings, sketches, ceramics, photographs and letters by one of British Columbia’s most ground-breaking natives. It was truly amazing. After, my tour I took a visit to the Art Gallery Store and Café. The gift shop had books on contemporary art and the creative history of Canada. There were also replicas of Emily Carr’s paintings and you can find posters, jewelry, scarves, toys, ceramics, and much more too. It is supposedly consistently voted as one of the best gift shops in the city. The Café had a great variety of food, but I ended up getting a salad and a latte before leaving, as I heard they have the best lattes in the city. It really was delicious and they had one of downtown’s prime outdoor patios. I absolutely loved my day at the Art Gallery. Now, I’m going to go to an dinner at Unforgettable Pizza in downtown Vancouver. I love pizza! It is my goal to try pizza in every city I visit on my trip.
one of Emily Carr's beautiful paintings