1040 Moss Street
British Columbia
V8V 4P1
Phone: 250 384 4101
Fax: 250 361 3995

Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria

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.

- Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Mission Statement, September 2006

Permanent Collection

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has an extensive permanent collection of more than 17,000 works that reflects three main areas: our extensive Asian art holdings include the most comprehensive collection of Japanese art in Canada; our historical collections feature Canadian and international works; and our contemporary art collection features national and international artists, with a particular commitment to Canadian artists and those from BC and the local regions.

The Collection can be accessed online via the ARTBase database


LAB 7.0: inFORM | deFORM | reFORM, Marcia Huyer
May 25, 2007 to July 22, 2007

Rodin: A Magnificent Obsession, Sculpture from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation
April 6, 2007 to July 29, 2007

Persian Steel: The Tanavoli Collection
March 23, 2007 to July 2, 2007

Emily Carr
permanent exhibition
October 3, 2001 onwards

Rodin & His Contemporaries
Works from the Collection of the National Gallery of Canada
April 6, 2007 to July 29, 2007

Previous Exhibitions

Misshapen Pearl: The Baroque Era
From December 15, 2006 to March 18, 2007

Baroque Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada
From December 15, 2006 to February 25, 2007

Peculiar Culture: The Contemporary Baroque
From December 8, 2006 to March 18, 2007

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands
From November 24, 2006 to March 11, 2007

Japanese Stencil Prints
From November 24, 2006 to March 25, 2007

LAB 6.3: In Growing
From November 10, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Live Art 2: TimePieces
From October 12, 2006 to October 15, 2006

Fantastic Frameworks: Architectural Utopias + Designs for Life
From October 6, 2006 to December 3, 2006

LAB 6.2. Romances
From September 8, 2006 to October 29, 2006

Exhibitions (10)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Robert Youds: beautifulbeatiful artificial field
August 17, 2007 to October 21, 2007

Bijin-ga: The Feminine in Japanese Art
July 13, 2007 to September 9, 2007

Passing Through: Iain Baxter& Photographs 1958-1983
August 10, 2007 to October 14, 2007

LAB 7.1: The Holland Drawings: Remastering the Architectural Landscape
July 27, 2007 to September 16, 2007


Adult: $12.00
Senior (65+): $10.00
Student (18+ with ID): $10.00
Children (6 - 17): $2.00
Children (5 and under): free

Opening hours

Regular Hours
Monday to Sunday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 9pm
* The Art Gallery will be closed on Monday, Sept 10, 2007 for a private function.

Holiday Times
Good Friday (Apr. 6, 2007): Open for Rodin Exhibition
Easter Sunday (Apr. 8, 2007): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Easter Monday (Apr. 9, 2007): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Victoria Day (May 21, 2007): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Remembrance Day (Nov. 11): Closed
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24): 10:00am - 5:00pm
Christmas Day (Dec. 25): Closed
New Year's Eve (Dec. 31): 10:00am - 5:00pm
New Year's Day (Jan. 1): 10:00am - 5:00pm


The Gallery Shop carries an exciting and innovative selection of gifts designed to fit every need and every budget. Of particular note are the fine, original works in clay, blown glass, silver and other media made by many of British Columbia's outstanding artisans. As well, a good selection of art periodicals and the many exhibition catalogues produced by the Gallery's curators are available.

Museum internal and external photos (4)

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Since its inception


The Art Gallery is committed to bringing quality educational programs to the general public in a variety of forms; there are school and public tours lead by trained docents, public lectures and open forums, our unique outreach program Gallery-in-the-Schools, tours for visually impaired individuals, the Education newsletter and exhibition guides, and a variety of studio classes both on-site and off.
Our Resource Room includes books, slides, teacher's kits, videos and reproductions, all of which may be borrowed for a nominal fee. For more information, please contact Education Program Assistant, Christine Scott, at 250.384.4171 ext. 227

Please check the website for up to date listings of all activities, tours and workshops


The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is committed to providing quality, educational experiences for youth and families. From the successful ChildrenĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s Art Studio program, to the enjoyable monthly event, Family Sunday, the GalleryĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s programming is designed to help young people engage with art from an early age. All programs encourage visitors to visit current exhibitions, look at the art work and respond to their experience through related art-making activities.


Adult patrons are an important demographic at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. For the working professional, the Gallery offers late night openings on a Thursday evening. The V.I.B.E program (Visit & Interact. Be Engaged) is an opportunity to learn more about current exhibitions through curatorĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s tours, lectures, film screenings and demonstrations. A V.I.B.E. event takes place every Thursday evening.
The Gallery offers regular tours for adult patrons. ART INTEREST takes place twice monthly from September to June. And Saturday afternoon tours are offered throughout the run of larger exhibitions, such as Baroque Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada.
For the emerging professional, join the Young Associates for a Friday night URBANITE event is the perfect opportunity to mix with curatorĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s and artists, mingle over martinis and music and muse over visual culture.


Become a member of the Art Gallery and start enjoying benefits today! Our membership program makes it easy for you to experience all that your Art Gallery offers, including outstanding exhibition, education, and event programming. As a member, you will provide valuable support, allowing us to continue to challenge, engage, and inspire. An Art Gallery membership is the best deal in town... it's money well spent!

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Membership and Support Art Gallery Programs
- Free admission during regular programming
And during special exhibitions, receive two free passes plus admission to members-only previews and events.
- Meet artists and curators at official openings
Experience artist's talks and lectures, and receive discounts on special events and art classes for kids!
- Save 10% in the Gallery Shop all year and 15% off festive items on opening day of the Christmas Shop.
- Attend the Art Gallery's Annual General Meeting and cast your vote on matters important to you.
- Receive two complimentary passes for regular priced admission to the Gallery with your annual membership. These vouchers can also be used during special exhibitions, which have an increased admission rate, with a $4.00 surcharge.
- Enjoy our quarterly newsletter, FRAME, delivered straight to your doorstep.

The website has a downloadable application form.