Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

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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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  • We always enjoy the shows they bring in. Beautifully and thoughtfully curated. They also have a well-selected range of items in their little gift shop.  more »
  • Wow! I've lived in Victoria my whole life and I finally stopped in for a morning at the Gallery. It's beautiful and worth the time. I will be back and next time with my kids.  more »
  • Diverse and carefully curated collections. Wide variety of subject matter with a nod to reconciliation and First Nations cultural appropriation. Appreciate the gallery hosting the Art Collection Home ...  more »
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  • Gallery features art from around the world, some exhibits are interactive, others are hostess lead exhibits. It's a great place for learning about art and inspiring youngsters! Weekend workshops are offered for children and a gift shop on site lets guests take home a little piece of creativity!
  • It is a small gallery, tucked away from main foot traffic areas. I like it because it is in an unexpected place and features mostly BC artists. It would be great to see more international work as well. Great gift shop, local artisans. Beautiful historic building. There administrative area was other well marked and we wandered upstairs by accident, were met with a bit of passive aggressive attitude from admin staff and a security guard, felt as if they thought we did it on purpose...anyway, they gotta get better signage!! Overall good quality of work in the gallery. Would live to see more aboriginal art featured!!
  • Nice art gallery. Limited collection but a nice brunch visit. It's a real shame the 2nd floor of the older building is off limits. The woodwork in the first floor is great.
  • We visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria every year when we come in March. The a Asian collection is like no other, and the exhibits change. The Emily Carr exhibit is always a treat. The old mansion is beautiful and the gardens add to the special setting.
  • Fantastic mid size gallery Gallery staff are approachable. Volunteers in gift shopm

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