Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

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#4 of 14 in Museums in Halifax
As the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia makes an excellent choice for art lovers. Pique your interest with exhibitions ranging from Inuit stone carvings to contemporary art. Learn about Nova Scotia folk art through the permanent exhibitions, the most popular displaying the works of famous local artist Maud Lewis. See her work displayed in the little wood house she lived in most of her life. The gallery offers many fun events for kids and adults, and if you go on Thursdays after 5 pm, you can enter for free. For Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and beyond, use our Halifax travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Halifax vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Having just seen the movie on her really appreciated seeing her house and paintings. Not a very big museum. Cafe is only open during the week but lots of restaurants close by.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The Gallery in Hollis Street is only five minutes from the harbour front. There are two wings joined by un underground exhibition room. The current main exhibits are Maud Lewis an amazing lady who liv...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    The highlight of this museum is the Maud Lewis exhibit. It is very well presented - the little house she lived in is outstanding. There were many of her paintings and the telling of her life story was...  more »
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  • March 17, 2017
    We visited on a Thursday night when it's free to the public and fortuitously started on a guided tour given by Liza. Liza’s enthusiasm was contagious and the insight she provided into the artists, their relationships and how the pieces were curated, sequenced and displayed was a valuable addition to the gallery. She let us know that she wanted to have a discussion more than just narrate a tour which increased our engagement. Sharing her knowledge (and happy to do so) and experience with the pieces in the gallery made the visit much more than it ever could have been by us just stumbling around on our own. Thanks so much Liz!
  • January 30, 2017
    A beatiful gallery, well curated, friendly staff. Highly recommended for anyone.
  • March 20, 2017
    Would of liked to art work not just pictures.maybe next visit.
  • March 27, 2017
    Small gallery, a good spot for someone who likes Maud Lewis.
  • March 9, 2017
    A must see destination for the art lover in everyone.... Maude Lewis gallery is special.

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