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. 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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  • Brought our SCAD art graduate and designer for Macys in NYC...spent a lovely afternoon seeing emily carr art?  more »
  • When I visit places, and especially smaller cities and towns, I like going to small, local museums. They can be idiosyncratic, fascinating, puzzling, and a nice window into the culture and thinking of...  more »
  • Collection of pictures and books by Emily Carr is excellent. Shinto shrine also striking. Small, eclectic gem.  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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