Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA was established in 1951 in a 19th-century mansion once belonging to the department store owner David SPENCER. Under its first director, Colin Graham, who remained director until his retirement in 1972, the gallery played a key role in educating the public about the VISUAL ARTS at a time when artistic activity in Victoria was just beginning to flourish. Modern additions were made to the original building, and the gallery's permanent collection has grown to 15,000...

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