Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria

(4/5 based on 110+ 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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  • As per previous TA reviewer's, this is all about EMILY CARR, so the price of admission was well-worth it to stand in front of a dozen-plus of her amazing inspiring paintings! That said, the rest of th...  more »
  • I enjoyed learning about Emily Carr. I was very happy to see her paintings. I think the explanations and displays were informative. I had wished to visit her home but it was closed for the season. The...  more »
  • For such a small gallery, their collection is amazing! I came to see the new Asian art exhibitions by Barry Till and was totally blown away. The AGGV has an amazing Asian art collection. The teapots a...  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.