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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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  • The gallery has many lovely works on display and hosts interesting temporary exhibits. It is restricted somewhat by size and display conditions. Maude Lewis' house and work are some of the gems.  more »
  • Enjoyed the Maud Lewis exhibit and the photography exhibit. Several of the curated rooms in the old building were also interesting - but too much of the gallery was closed either due to it being a Sun...  more »
  • The gallery is well laid out. I liked that often they had historical notes about the events or artists that helped.  more »
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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.