Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

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#4 of 14 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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  • Rachel!!! the film that recently reached Europe made sure the expo site had to be seen in The Gallery. With her real home!. Well done and beautiful exhibitions of other artists and on-premises art. beautiful store also with good souvenirs. Rachel may they sell best what posters or schideritjes. now mainly postcards and coasters.
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  • Having seen the film Maudie earlier in the fall, and booked on a cruise from Montreal to NYC, we used our shore time for one excursion and a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, with the sole purp...  more »
  • We drove, what seemed like a million miles out of our way, to see the Maud Lewis exhibit. All we can say...it was so worth it. We actually visited the exhibit 3 times in the same day. It was just that...  more »
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  • We visited on a Thursday night when it's free to the public and fortuitously started on a guided tour given by Liza. Liza’s enthusiasm was contagious and the insight she provided into the artists, their relationships and how the pieces were curated, sequenced and displayed was a valuable addition to the gallery. She let us know that she wanted to have a discussion more than just narrate a tour which increased our engagement. Sharing her knowledge (and happy to do so) and experience with the pieces in the gallery made the visit much more than it ever could have been by us just stumbling around on our own. Thanks so much Liz!
  • A beatiful gallery, well curated, friendly staff. Highly recommended for anyone.
  • Would of liked to art work not just pictures.maybe next visit.
  • Small gallery, a good spot for someone who likes Maud Lewis.
  • A must see destination for the art lover in everyone.... Maude Lewis gallery is special.

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