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 many collections cover the classics, the indigenous people and a variety of contemporary artists. The special exhibits provided many examples of the artists represented. 
    The many collections cover the classics, the indigenous people and a variety of contemporary artists. The special exhibits provided many examples of the artists represented.  more »
  • Very nice art gallery with friendly staff. The Maud Lewis exhibit was excellent, also saw a Deanne Fitzpatrick rug hook art exhibit which was impressive too. Indigenous art also worth checking out... 
    Very nice art gallery with friendly staff. The Maud Lewis exhibit was excellent, also saw a Deanne Fitzpatrick rug hook art exhibit which was impressive too. Indigenous art also worth checking out...  more »
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  • We were lucky enough to chat with a volunteer I wish we got the name of on st Paddy's Day in the evening. She took us around to some of her favourite pieces and it brought so much more depth to our experience! Would recommend
  • Maud Lewis exhibit was very well done. Loved seeing the actual house! Would have been 5 stars had the ticket counter person been friendlier.

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