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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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10:00 am - 9:00 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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My niece, her partner and I took in the AGNS during the free Thursday evening visit. There is a John Greer exhibit on now. The first stuff of his I saw left me underwhelmed but he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Brantford, ON
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Folk Art is the largest in Canada. It was fantastic. There is also a section on Autism and the Arts which is inspiring. The museum hold treasures large and small, in addition there are simple pleasures like artists with a sense of humor. Don't miss the wonderful gift store.

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Brantford, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My niece, her partner and I took in the AGNS during the free Thursday evening visit. There is a John Greer exhibit on now. The first stuff of his I saw left me underwhelmed but he grew on me. Some of his work is quite clever. Here's an example: he did a mock-Egyptian piece, a statue seemingly in stone but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went on a Thursday night when it was free. Loved the Maud Lewis exhibit and her tiny house. This was my favorite part of the museum. A truly inspiring story of accepting who you are and making the best of it. Some of the other art work was interesting as well. Was nor crowded when we were there.

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oakville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Absolutely a first class Art gallery. Beautifully laid out with attention to local artists as well as masters. Really lovely time spent here!

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Richmond, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Not their long enough ran out of time. Loved the Maud Lewis exhibition. Great to see so many children's programs going on.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a unique museum with lots of folk art and other eclectic local art. The Maude Lewis exhibition is very unique and tells a great story. Loved seeing all the children (from schools) visiting and being introduced to Nova Scotia art.

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You need to go twice or three times.....A fantastic time to get away from reality and explore a painting....the Gallery has the most exquisite exhibits....MY fave was MAUD LEWIS YOU REALLY NEED TO SPEND SEVERAL HOURS HERE UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR HEART SET ON ONE ASPECT OF THE GALLERY.... I even shed a tear here and there and was amazed... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went on a Thursday night - free admission. Started up on the 3rd floor and worked my way down. Did not know about Maud Lewis until this exhibit. Listen to the video on her. Museum is well laid out. Very attractive. Did have a hard finding an exit on the 2nd or 3rd floor by stairs. Well worth going if... More 

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Kennett, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Except for the Maud Lewis collection, there is not much to see in this art museum. However, the work, the house, and the story surrounding Maud Lewis makes the visit entirely worthwhile. What an achievement by such a physically handicapped person! Her story is certainly inspiring.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The native art is fantastic, modern and surprising! Great collection and Beautiful museum. Like everyone else I encountered, even the janitor wanted to tell me a story! He gave me his own little take on some sculptures on the lower level and showed me some props from an earlier exhibit that had been taken down. Great way to spend a... More 

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Additional Information about Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Address: 1741 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C8, Canada
Phone Number: 902 424 7542
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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