Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

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Art Museum
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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  • worthwhile visit... excellent and diverse art selections on view... some of Emily's works on site... and changing exhibitions... small gift shop with regional and local artist's works...  more »
  • The AGGV is very small but plans a new location with more display space. It is looking foward in its physical space but in my opinion needs to look forward in its thinking. The gallery is very small b...  more »
  • Small regional museum with featured exhibit encourages participant to make an Indian ink drawing. Museum has a few Emily Carr paintings.  more »
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  • 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
  • This gallery is partly in a historic home and a modern building. There is a traditional Shinto shrine to experience in a little garden. There is always an Emily Carr exhibit.