Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

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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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  • 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 »
  • This gallery is a beautiful historic building and the permanent collection has uniquely Nova Scotian art. The Maud Lewis exhibit was outstanding! Really enjoyed the gallery and gift shop and bistro we...  more »
  • Not usually our thing but we needed something to do on a wet day so we called in. There was plenty of space to move around and step back to view items on display including an interesting piece with a ...  more »
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  • 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 the manuscript exhibition - their exhibition fabrication department has done an excellent job with the unobtrusive mounts for the books!
  • I had a wonderful experience here. The staff are very friendly and informative. I thoroughly enjoyed the Maud Lewis exhibit.
  • One of the exhibits weren't open yet but they warned us of that when we paid. Their exhibit on Maud Lewis was incredibly extensive and was really well put together. The Inuit art exhibit was massive as well and really gave a good overview on Labrador and their native people's traditional craft. They have a handful of traditional classic works and their permenant collection is well curated and varied. Great value for 12 dollars a person.
  • Currently exhibiting the Salzinnes Antiphonal, very impressive! Not to mention the large permanent collection of Maude Lewis's beautiful art.

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