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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss St | (90-minute ferry trip to Vancouver Island), Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4P1, Canada
+1 250-384-4171
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Emily Carr

Collection of pictures and books by Emily Carr is excellent. Shinto shrine also striking. Small... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
smwalcot
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Eugene, Oregon
Wonderful Small Gallery

I loved this little gallery, with its individual little rooms, each with its own topic. In... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Tracy P
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Langford, Canada
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The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and scholarship, we will engage and inspire diverse audiences through exhibition, interpretation and stewardship of the collection.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (15 reviews)
“shinto shrine” (6 reviews)
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1040 Moss St | (90-minute ferry trip to Vancouver Island), Victoria, British Columbia V8V 4P1, Canada
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Collection of pictures and books by Emily Carr is excellent. Shinto shrine also striking. Small, eclectic gem.

Thank smwalcot
Reviewed July 23, 2017

I loved this little gallery, with its individual little rooms, each with its own topic. In particular, the Pottery Gallery always has interesting and different presentations.

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed July 22, 2017

This is my third visit to this delightful fairly small gallery which has grown over the years and continues with further growth plans. The Gallery is a short drive from downtown Victoria in a gorgeous older residential neighborhood of narrow tree lined roads. It is...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed July 7, 2017

The Emily Carr exhibt is worth a visit as are the many local artists and broader collectiion at this gallery.More

Thank JimInHalfMoonBay
Art Gallery of G, AGGV at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Hi JimInHalfMoonBay, We are happy to hear you had a great time visiting the AGGV and that you got to see our broad collection of both local and historical art. We hope that you come back to the Gallery soon as we are always rotating...More

Reviewed June 30, 2017

At present the AGGV features a fine exhibition of Emily Carr paintings about forests and their destruction through logging, a small exhibition about possible Japanese influences on Carr's Art, and a substantial exhibition of local and regional works in the collection, works mostly acquired during...More

Thank operalover939
Art Gallery of G, AGGV at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Hi operalover939, We’re happy to hear that you had a great time visiting the AGGV and that seeing the works of Richard Ciccimarra, Michael Morris, and Bill West made it all the better. We strive to pull in the community connection local and regional art...More

Reviewed June 24, 2017

Lovely local art display, allow 1 to 1.5 hrs max for a thorough visit, great cloudy/rainy day activityMore

Thank Jo444111
Art Gallery of G, AGGV at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Hi Jo444111, Thanks for visiting the AGGV. We are glad that you decided to spend your cloudy/rainy day activity with us rather than binge watching Netflix. Hopefully, the clouds and rain didn’t keep you from viewing our Shinto shrine in our garden. If it did,...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017

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...

Thank maliaka
Reviewed June 10, 2017

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 but there is no flow to it....More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Small regional museum with featured exhibit encourages participant to make an Indian ink drawing. Museum has a few Emily Carr paintings.

Thank Leah D
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This Museum has the second greatest collection of Asian Art in Canada (the ROM has the biggest), a moderately decent collection of Emily Carrs, and a really good collection of Decorative Art, which is seldom displayed unfortunately. The Curators seem to be fixated on bizarre...More

Thank Valerie S
Art Gallery of G, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Hi Valerie, We’re glad to hear that you feel so strongly about the future of our permanent collection – including decorative art, Emily Carr and our extensive Asian art collection! The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has been building an art collection for almost 70...More

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Admission Adult $13 Senior (65 years) $11 Student (with ID) $11 Youth (6-17 years) $2.50 Child (5 years and under) Free Family (2 adults + youth) $28 - See more at: aggv website
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