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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 64 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

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Halifax, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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49 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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72 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Vancouver
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191 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

When we visited 2 galleries were closed. In one a display had just ended and in another a display was just being put up. Yet there was no discount on the admission fee. I had gone to this Art Gallery because it is advertised as the place to see Alex Colville and Maude Lewis paintings. Unfortunately, all of Alex Colville... More

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Camberley
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12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A strange art gallery with poor signage, so much so that I kept loosing my way. The map that I was given was not explained and a lady from next door was the most helpful person in the place! They need to sort out their signs and make it absolutely clear what rooms are where. However, the Maud Lewis house... More

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