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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Address: 1741 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C8, Canada
Phone Number: 902 424 7542
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

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We were fortunate to arrive just shortly before the beginning of a tour, which added so much to our experience. The docent gave us so much information that we could not have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate to arrive just shortly before the beginning of a tour, which added so much to our experience. The docent gave us so much information that we could not have gotten on our own. The exhibits are not large, so a couple of hours gives a good overview of almost everything.

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Maude Lewis house (yes, an entire tiny real house IN the museum) is not to be missed. Inspirational! Not all Art Galleries are much fun for kids - but this one is very interesting! We also really enjoyed the Northwest Arm, Roaring Game, and Buoys and Gulls exhibits! Go on Thursday (pay what you can hours)

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Love this place. Very colourful ambiance and the food presentation is entertaining and pleasing to the eye. Something for everyone and the food is delicious. A lovely place to lunch after checking out the exhibits.

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Florenceville-Bristol, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The Art Gallery was convenient and easy to navigate through for a quick visit. We liked the permanent collections and will keep an eye out for special shows that are more to our taste. The Maude Lewis collection was delightful and we quite enjoyed the Nova Scotia Artwork that is for sale or rent at reasonable prices.

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Gallery was under renovation however space is small and works were not of great appeal or notoriety. Not a muse see in Halifax for certain.

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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Having been in major art museums, I didn't expect much going in but I was surprised by the quality of the chosen art works and the way it was presented. The Maud Lewis and Marion Wagschal exhibits, in particular, were very moving.

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I've been here only a couple of times, the whole thing was awesome, all the different paintings. The one I loved the most I think would have to be a mechanical room one with foam/bubbles was so interesting had to go away & come back just to make sure I was seeing it correctly.

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Coming up from the waterfront, I entered through the back basement door, which was unlocked and not well signed, neàr the security office. The gallery was quiet and dimly lit, and I barely saw a soul, as I tried to figure out the location of the information desk. By the time I found the desk, which was attended by distracted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went to see Mary Pratt exhibit, which was great. But there was so much more. Especially loved the Maud Lewis exhibit.

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Halifax, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The art gallery has been going through renovations but these seem to be coming to and end. Right now there is an amazing exhibit of work by Mary Pratt. This artist has turned domestic moments into icons on masonite. I loved it.

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