Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

(4.1/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
Admire the diverse, thoughtfully curated shows at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, one of Canada's most important exhibition spaces. Housed within a late 19th-century mansion, the spacious gallery displays a number of contemporary artworks alongside rotating classical and historical exhibits. Don't miss its world-renowned collection of Asian art, including one of the only authentic Shinto shrines outside of Japan. Visit the gift shop to browse locally crafted mementos, including handmade pottery, scarves, and jewelry. Plan to visit Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Victoria attractions using our Victoria trip builder.
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  • My mother, sister and I arrived just before opening. We were welcomed in by a friendly attendant and enjoyed a brief browse in the gallery's excellent little gift shop. The Jan and Helga Grove exhibit...  more »
  • Whether you are the the artsy type or don't know a thing about art (like me) this art gallery is a perfect places to spend an hour or two. From Emily Carr to Japanese wood construction art, the galler...  more »
  • In a beautiful 19th century building, from the works of the painters of Canada local to ancient works of Asian age also areas widely exhibited. It is a space can deeply feel the art in Asia while it is in Canada. Is recommended for Museum images of Asia from Canada for the tourists who came from Asia, can indirectly. I learned the art of Shrine and Japan shrine Temple in the courtyard, from Europe and the United.
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  • Love this gallery, lots of diffrent exhibit spaces that are always changing. Lovely exhibit opening parties as well, the curators definitely know what they are doing.
  • Really nice gallery, wonderful various collections. The gallery could really benefit from a coffee shop, perhaps backing into their patio.
  • The Exhibition this weekend was excellent! The emphasis this time is on Asian works. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, India, Thailand... you get the picture. As well as the permanent exhibit, always worth a walk-through.
  • It has a very nice variety of exhibitions. The museum doesn't feel so big but they have an incredible use of the space where it doesn't feel exhausting and yet you leave like you saw a huge museum. All while learning a lot too!
  • A good place to spend half a day looking at a well curated collection of interesting pieces.