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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1741 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C8, Canada
902 424 7542
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Ranked #17 of 73 attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located at 1723 Hollis Street, acts as a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by bringing the art of the... more »
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North Bay, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went on a Thursday night where they had free admission due to some Youth recognition program. There was entertainment that night and it was quite busy. The exhibitions were fantastic, loved the local artist Graeme Patterson - could have stayed in that one forever. Nice to see Indigenous art in varying forms there - diverse for a smaller gallery.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I love small galleries like this one. The Maud Adams exhibit and story was well done and there was a special exhibit of two artists--I especially liked Marion Wagschal, who is there through Sept. 7, 2014. Many times these smaller museums allow one to focus more.

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Alberta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We loved the Maud Lewis exhibit and that alone is worth the trip to the AGNS. The place was under construction which meant the gift shop was closed(sadly) but the exhibits were lovely and uncrowded. Go!

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Ottawa
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212 reviews 212 reviews
99 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The gallery is located right downtown and a good spot to visit, especially if it is raining and you want to kill a little over an hour. The gallery has a few nice galleries focused on early Halifax which are worth seeing but the highlight is the Maud Lewis gallery on the main floor. If you have time and $12... More

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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a nice location with some interesting pieces and exhibits. It is hard for me to give this location a fair review having visited some of the most amazing museums in the world like the Tate, Louvre etc. The fee is minimal and the gallery is worth the price.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Gallery is a great find in Halifax. The permanent collection is fantastic, varies from historical to contemporary and a great Aboriginal Art collection as well. Thursday evenings from 5:00PM until closing is free. Do not miss the Gallery, its gift shop along with the Art Sales and Rentals when visiting Halifax. You won't be sorry.

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a delightful Gallery of such varying talents! From cinematography to folk art, this site should be on your list if you like a mishmash of Art. Maud Lewis in Canadian folk art is pure and honest, unschooled yet her talent couldn't be dimmed. Don't miss this not-easy-to-find Gallery.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The exhibition is good. I joined the visit tour and the guide, Jim, is very knowledgable and helpful. I learned a lot from his sharing and elaboration. I had my lunch at the small restaurant on the ground floor before going around the gallery. I ordered a soup which is pretty good. However, the waitress is rude. When I paid... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Admission was free so nothing to complain about. The museum is in two bulidings and covers a fair amount of exhibit space. Collection has a lot of local artist, rather varied but is rather small for the side of the building.

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uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Quite a small gallery with several floors out of use due to works in progress. The Maud Lewis work was interesting - first time I've seen an artist's whole house rebuilt inside a gallery! The "Wave" on the first floor had some fair Canadian pieces but the basement was a waste of time and the "Royal links with Nova Scotia"... More

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