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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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Lacking, but can't complain I got in free

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
51 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Halifax, Canada
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351 reviews 351 reviews
86 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My first visit to the Art Gallery of NS was to see the Mary Pratt exhibit recently. I was a member of the National Art Gallery while living in Ottawa but have to say I enjoyed the smaller size of this one. I will definitely be back!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a confusing place: on the outside, a gorgeous period building, on the inside, modern meets...a bit peculiar. The layout is all over the place; it's easy to lose your way. Even if you are a semi regular visitor, you have to keep your wits about you, so you can find your way back... More 

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London, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I especially liked the exhibit of Maude Lewis paintings (naive folk art). She was Canada's Grandma Moses. See her home inside the museum. Yes, it is that small that the entire house is inside one of the galleries!

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