Legacy Art Galleries

A cropped image of Lynette LaFontaine's beaded piece "Grandmas' Love From Long Ago", a floral motif with bright shades of blue, green and yellow on a white backing.

On Beaded Ground

On Beaded Ground explores the essential role of Indigenous artists' creative practices in the reclamation and renewal of culture, identity, stories and teachings. On now at Legacy Downtown.

On now

Honouring the Children

UVic has compiled a list of information, resources and support including a resource guide from UVic Libraries - Every Child Matters: Honouring the Missing Children.

Support & Resources
An image of the entrance to Legacy Downtown. Long silk ribbons with bright patterns hang from the ceiling and frame the sides of the image. A fabric tent hangs in the centre of the frame, over top of plinths containing beadwork. On the far wall, the words "On Beaded Ground" can be read in blue letters.

On Beaded Ground online event series

Join us this spring and summer for a series of online events celebrating beads and beaders!

More info
A still from the short film "Mia" by Amanda Strong and Bracken Hanuse Corlett. A figure stands in a dark alley with graffiti on the walls.

What the Land Holds

On now in our new Sidewalk Gallery on Broad Street, What the Land Holds is a contemporary video exhibition that examines the land as integral to Indigenous histories and futures, and as a site of ongoing colonization and alienation.

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Life Stories Online Exhibition

Did you miss Life Stories at Legacy Downtown? Check out the online exhibition for 360° exhibition photos, video interviews, object biographies, and more. 

Life Stories
A cropped image of the exterior of Legacy Gallery Downtown with a blue hue and the text "Legacy Downtown Safety Plan"

Read our Safety Plan

We are dedicated to ensuring a safe experience for gallery visitors. Review our safety plan before your visit to learn how we are working to keep Legacy Downtown a safe cultural site to enjoy and learn from art exhibitions. 

Legacy's Safety Plan

Legacy Art Galleries

black line illustration of Legacy's downtown locationUniversity of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries is the university’s art museum.

We reach across disciplines, within and beyond the university, to engage visitors in learning and dialogue about issues that matter.

Our two main goals are:

  • To develop engagement opportunities that grow and enhance links between UVic and the wider community.
  • To provide learning opportunities through exhibitions, public programs, publications and community-based research projects related to UVic's collection of Canadian, Indigenous and international historic and contemporary art.

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the University of Victoria stands, and the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.