Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

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#4 of 17 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. Add Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and other attractions to your Halifax trip itinerary using our Halifax road trip site .
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  • We spent a few hours here on a rainy day. The Maud Lewis exhibit was very interesting. We had Julie as our tour guide and she was fun and thoughtful. The receptionist was also very friendly and gave a...  more »
  • The AGNS was a very pleasant surprise. Housed in two buildings it offers a comprehensive permanent collection plus a pir of very good temporary exhibits. Excellent staff!  more »
  • As art galleries go, this gallery is hardly world class. For a small city, is is very nice. They have a jaw-dropping Alex Colville painting involving the Ocean train, and a fine Norval Morrisseau. The...  more »
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  • The shows were great. The place is hard to navigate but the maps and directions are clear. The staff was... Strange. The person at the front desk really doesnt like the local art school? A new personnel was getting trained while we were trying to view art, it was really distracting. The person training him talked very loudly in the galleries. Our group was constantly referred to as girls despite containing no girls and clearly at least one man. We went specifically for the illuminated manuscript show and it was very well done.
  • I hadn't been here before and really enjoyed it. I went to see the Maud Lewis exhibit and it is really nice. I found some of the art Very Interesting as well
  • Definitely worth checking out if you're in town. Lots of East coast art, obviously. Small but decent collect of older European art. Perfect for a rainy out cloudy day in Halifax. Won't take you more than 2 hours - probably less.
  • Loved visiting for the Maud Lewis exhibit. Wonderful gallery
  • Loved the manuscript exhibition - their exhibition fabrication department has done an excellent job with the unobtrusive mounts for the books!
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