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 visited the AGNS to see the exhibits and the Maud Lewis display. Altough the site is not large it is well organised and worth the visit.  more »
  • Even if you are not an Art buff, this gallery is worth a visit if only to see the work of Maud Lewis, a native Canadian who was crippled with arthritis but who managed to paint naive pictures for sale...  more »
  • The gallery is in two buildings and we were like many there for the Maude Lewis exhibit, which was wonderful. But unlike some other comments here, we found much else that was interesting here and were...  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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