What You'll Get
Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of naked people. Step into a funhouse of art-mirrors with today's Groupon to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Choose between the following options:
- For $13, you get two adult admissions (up to a $26 value).
- For $37, you get one household membership (a $75 value).
Admission for children 6–17 years is always $2.50, and children 5 and under are always free.
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses a vast collection of artwork representing multifarious media and movements, numbering nearly 17,000 paintings, prints, ceramics, installations, and more. The one-year household membership includes unlimited admission to exhibitions for a household of two adults and up to four children (17 years and younger). Members can take advantage of lectures, public tours, invitations to exhibition openings and receptions, discounts on children’s studio classes, 10 per cent off at the gallery’s shop, and more. Voting privileges at the gallery’s Annual General Meeting in June also come with the membership, along with two complimentary guest passes for visiting relatives or the circus clowns bursting from your Smart car.
Patrons preferring a one-time visit to the gallery can escort a fellow art-lover to current exhibitions such as the popular “Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere,” a historical survey and overview of the Canadian post-impressionist's work and career. With new collections displayed regularly, day-pass holders can also check out such upcoming exhibitions as the “Immortal Garden,” which examines decorative interpretations of floral imagery over the last few hundreds of years.
Open since 1951, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria first showcased artwork in an acquired 19th-century mansion that is now accompanied by seven contemporary galleries. Along with a merry-go-round of exciting new and ongoing exhibitions, the gallery brandishes a large Asian art collection, which includes elegant amber and ivory carvings and a series of doodle-covered lecture notes by Confucius.
- I've been to dozens of galleries over the years and can honestly say this was the best yet. Beyond expectations. – wanderer05, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must activate membership option by 6/4/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Non-transferable. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.