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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax

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Art Museum
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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  • Centrally located and easy to find-spread out into two buildings. We were very impressed most of all by The Discovery of the Salzinnes Antiphonal exhibit-very moving and rewarding. We went to see the ...  more »
  • Greeted by an abrupt receptionist. Photography exhibition should have been edited such that it was not extending in to public areas. Extremely poor lighting. Gift shop did not represent the scope of a...  more »
  • Went to see the Maude Lewis Exihibit and was not disappointed. Excellent collection of her work and a fantastic display of her home. Commentary was very informative. The rest of the gallery had we won...  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.