Reasons to Love Vancouver: The Art Scene Is Booming

From traditional galleries to urban outdoor spaces, Vancouver's thriving art scene permeates the city

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Marcus Bowcott’s Trans Am Totem (Photo: Grant Harder)

The west coast has produced many internationally celebrated artists, from Emily Carr to Douglas Coupland, and the trifecta
 of contemporary photographers Jeff Wall, Rodney Graham and Stan Douglas, who are part of “The Vancouver School.” And now with Pritzker Prize–winning Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron’s buzzy new 30,000-square-foot Vancouver Art Gallery on the horizon, they’ll finally have a temple worthy of their acclaimed art.

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