About Us


The Legacy Art Gallery

What we do

The University of Victoria Art Collections consists of some 19,000 art objects which support the teaching and research programs of the University.

Since the founding of the collection in 1953 a number of named collections have provided the thematic direction of the acquisition program. The two founding collections were the University of Victoria Collection and the John and Katharine Maltwood Collection. A third collection, the Michael C. Williams Collection, was recently received by way of bequest. It underpins the exhibitions at our downtown Victoria Legacy Gallery.

Mission Statement

At Legacy Art Galleries, art activates research and learning through university and community collaborations. Our exhibitions and programs promote dialogue around issues that matter.

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