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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  • Took a guided exploratory tour and what fun that was! Two very well presented shows with loads of interaction over the exhibits. This is not a huge gallery but they have done such a nice job of their ...  more »
  • 4 marvelous exhibits while we were there. Do not miss this excellent gallery. The Emily Carr exhibit was particularly wonderful.  more »
  • This is one of my go-to places to visit on any trip to Victoria. I love this place. I have many Emily Carr prints in my home, and love that this museum does her works, and her contemporaries, justice....  more »
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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.