Media Room

May 11, 2015

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is showcasing two-thousand years of Buddhist art,
creating a stunning portrait of one of the world’s great religions.

Buddhist Arts of Asia, opening May 22 and running through August 30, 2015, traces the
styles and influences of Buddhist art through more than 100 paintings, sculptures and
ritual objects from the AGGV’s renowned Asian arts collection, including several recent
acquisitions.

April 29, 2015

For more than a decade the Victoria Airport has displayed local artwork, and now they’ve
teamed with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to take the art to the next level, literally.

April 21, 2015

Get ready to play. AGGV is hosting Free Play, a fully hands-on exhibition of games that
puts an unexpected spin on classics such as chess, checkers, blackjack, and video
games.

Exhibition: Free Play

April 13, 2015

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria has one of the most comprehensive collections of
Japanese art in North America, and what better way to appreciate it than to learn about
Japan’s history, culture and art from a master on the subject.

April 7, 2015

Jon Tupper, director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is pleased to announce that
Haema Sivanesan is bringing her exceptional curatorial and arts experience to the
Gallery. She will assume the newly created curator position on June 1, 2015.

March 16, 2015

Victoria, BC—Springtime in Victoria is reminiscent of another city on a beautiful,
large Pacific Ocean island—Tokyo. The cities both seemingly wake from winter
with the blooming of Japanese cherry blossoms, and this spring the Art Gallery of
Greater Victoria will bring a little more of Tokyo to Victoria.

March 2, 2015

AGGV tour heading to Santa Fe for culture, cuisine and sun

At the heart of Santa Fe is art, which is why the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater
Victoria can’t wait to explore New Mexico’s sunny capital city this spring—and you can
join them.

January 30, 2015

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Marimekko comes to Victoria, with love. The vibrant
exhibition looks at the heyday of Marimekko, the Finnish textile and clothing design
company that revolutionized the design world with its lively, groundbreaking prints.

January 15, 2015

How much of who you are is shaped by where you live? This is the question that
inspired two curators at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria to create the beautiful and
thought-provoking photography exhibition, In Another Place, And Here, opening at
the AGGV on Jan. 24.

January 8, 2015

The Grosvenor School of Art in London, England offered a rare education in European
avant-garde art practices during its operating years from 1925 to 1940. Progressive
attempts to move beyond the traditional art school curriculum attracted many students,
including a large number of women.

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