Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
1040 Moss St
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5pm; thurs 10am-9pm; sun 12-5pm
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. Join us on the first Tuesday on the month for Donation Day. Every Thursday evening we are open late until 9pm and often deliver special programs at that time. Exhibition Tours happen weekly, just check our online event calendar for dates, times and subject matter.
Jun 10-Sep 4 Picturing the Giants: The Changing Landscapes of Emily Carr. Examines Emily Carr’s work through the dual lenses of the artist’s increasing interest in environmental issues and the status of ancient forests of the region in present times. Jun 3-Sep 4 Karen Tam: With wings like clouds hung from the sky. Montreal-based artist Karen Tam draws on archival research to speculate on artistic influence and exchange between Emily Carr and Lee Nam, a Chinese immigrant to British Columbia at the turn of the 20th century. Jun 17-Sep 4 Mirror with Memory. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the uprooting, dispossession and exile of 22,000 Japanese Canadians from the coast of this province. Mirror with Memory explores the contributions of one such community through the creative lens of the Hayashi/Kitamura/Matsubuchi photo studio which operated in Cumberland BC from 1912 to 1942. To Sep 4 Moving Forward by Looking Back: The First 30 Years of Collecting Art at the AGGV, an exhibition that aims to understand how artistic tastes and interests have evolved over time, so that we can imagine how our collecting activity today will be interpreted by future generations.