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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 - 5:00 pm
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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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Great for a small gallery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Art Gallery has so many wonderful exhibits to look at. One of my favorites is the Maud Lewis exhibit. I also enjoyed the paintings and carvings done by local artists. The modern art is also a very interesting exhibit and it is constantly changing in order to accompany many artists. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Also there... More 

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Maude Lewis exhibit should not be missed! The other exhibits are a nice mixture of contemporary, classical, and folk art. This was an interesting place to spend a few hours on a cold and windy day.

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Halifax, Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This show cases many artists both Modern and Older. Great place to hang and relax and soak in the Paintings. Our favourite is the Maud Lewis Gallery and The Folk Art.

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San Antonio, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is a small museum but fulll of nice surprises. There was a Mary Pratt exhibit that was fabulous and also one by a folk artist. It is actually in two separate buildings but you do not have to go outside to get into the second one. Some interesting photos by Annie Leibowitz of the Beatles.

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