Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

4.2
#5 of 10 in Museums in Victoria
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. Make Art Gallery of Greater Victoria a centerpiece of your Victoria vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Victoria driving holiday planner.
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  • Every time we come to Victoria, we make this a must visit. Never disappointed, and always intriguing.  more »
  • This gallery, while quite small, always seems to have interesting exhibitions. A highlight is their fine collection of works by Emily Carr, at least some of which are usually on display. There are alw...  more »
  • For art lovers and seekers of more works of Emily Carr, visit this jewel box of a museum. They have a gallery for contemporary art, galleries of First Nations artists and several rooms of Emily Carr, ...  more »
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  • I debated on whether or not to give this four or five stars. For its small size, this is a lovely gallery that has changing exhibits, as well as ones that are there all the time like some Emily Carr works and some Asian prints. There is an exhibit of bonsai trees from a bonsai Club. There is also a beautiful little garden in the middle of the gallery that is worth a look. The old part of the gallery is in an old house and has some beautiful old paintings. One of the sad points of this gallery for me is that they do not exhibit more of the Emily Carr works that they possess. Apparently they don't have the room to do so and want to build a bigger gallery, but it's a shame that they don't cycle through some of the works more often so that they could be enjoyed in the meantime. There are public washrooms and a gift shop.
  • We were surprised at the small scale of this gallery. The Emily Carr exhibit was interesting. After that the remaining exhibits were OK but not of much importance. Our visit lasted about 40 minutes and we certainly did not rush through the exhibits. The gallery is a little out of the way. So maybe not worth the trip to many visitors.
  • Always stunning , wandering around, learning about new artists. Great gallery shows.
  • Nice staff and cute gallery. I like the rotating exhibits.
  • Small, lovely gallery. It was a nice visit.
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