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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Address: 1741 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-424-7542
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

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Enjoyed a Recent Walk Through

It had been a few years from my last walk through of the gallery and I very much enjoyed this visit. Great range of exhibits and diversity of artists. Easy to move around and lots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Matthew L
Beaver Bank, N.S.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited on Thursday evening when admission was free - I don't feel that it would be worth the regular admission prices. Except for the works of John Macnab and Susan paterson, I found "Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey" to be underwhelming. "Buoys and Gulls" had a nice selection of Nova Scotian folk art. The Maud Lewis house was interesting, and... More 

Thank Larry C
Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Another great place to spend an afternoon. Their Titanic exhibit is wonderful! Their Maud Lewis exhibit is the best in the world. They even have her little home on display.

Thank Cheryl B
Beaver Bank, N.S.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It had been a few years from my last walk through of the gallery and I very much enjoyed this visit. Great range of exhibits and diversity of artists. Easy to move around and lots of space to view the art. Lockers are provided for bags and coats and there is a nice gift shop and coffee bar.

Thank Matthew L
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of the things I most wanted to do and I wasn't sorry. Her tiny home has been lovingly restored and her paintings are so inspiring. Also inspiring are the lovely people who work there, especially the lady who showed me her favourite Lewis painting of two deer looking away out of the picture. Thank you for making... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This gallery proved to be a surprise on many fronts. There was lot to see which included local, contemporary and permanent collections. The exhibits were well-curated and accessible at all levels. Appreciated the native Canadian work and photographs. Local artists were included on lower plaza corridor. Maud Lewis's story and paintings were a real treat. Loved the Autism and Artwork... More 

Thank lovetotravel275
State College, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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.

Thank 321KMD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

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 you have the time or fall in glove with a few pieces.

Thank boltuprightCanada
Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is larger than it at first appears and has two wings. You go between them on the lower level. The Maude Lewis exhibit was quite interesting and her home is actually in the museum. Discount for seniors over 60.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Worth visiting in every way....also features a very good Maude Lewis exhibit along with her house....

Thank skychaserCalgary

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