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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A very nice art museum with native artists, in particular, an exhibit featuring Maud Lewis including her actual house that she painted from top to bottom. Also a very relevant and nice gift shop. 
  • The temporary and permanent exhibits were all interesting and gave a flavour for the local culture. This is not a huge gallery so not intimidating - you can see it all in an hour, and spend longer if ...  more »
  • If you love folk art, you will love seeing the works of Maude Lewis-including her little house which is displayed in the museum. She is a treasure! 
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  • Saw a wonderful exhibit of Maud Lewis. So moving. Staff were knowledgable and helpful. The Pratt and Colville paintings were amazing too.
  • A great, family friendly experience. Admission is low, so even if you're not an art lover, you have so little to loose by checking it out.
  • Really enjoyed the Sunday afternoon family art workshop. The Maude Lewis exhibit is a must see!
  • Two hours will let you see everything but not really contemplate it in the chilly, silent halls of the gallery so don't leave it until the end of the day or just before your regular lunch time. This is a gallery about Nova Scotia's past and present whether the subject is an issue of global relevance interpreted by an NS artist, a local issue or how global issue takes its shape in the province. Seems a little small but there's lots to see and lots of value for the entrance fee.
  • Best gallery was the Maud.