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Art Gallery of Algoma

10 East Street, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 3C3, Canada
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Type: Art Galleries
Most recent review
- Sep 27, 2014
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We found out after paying our admission that only one exhibit hall was open. We saw some interesting Inuit art, courtesy of some generous patrons. However, I would have expected to hear/see much more about the Group of Seven who spent so much time in the Algoma area.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The curator gave my students a very clear description of the exhibits and greater insights into art appreciation. Afterwards, everyone completed an activity in the Ken Danby Room that made them feel like accomplished artists. Thank you, Lori

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

There are always interesting exhibits in the main gallery and they do revolve. The curators are very good at bringing in art that tells a story of the region or of a Canadian nature. Side exhibits are unique and worthwhile. Nice gift shop for people who are from out of town. Definitely worth a visit on a lazy afternoon with... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Good to take a look if you have nothing to do in the town.It has some interesting exhibition,and you can buy some local artists work in the shop.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The best thing is the visting sculptures. They are very cool. The painting are ehhh. There are some very nice one but the are more truly horrible paintings. I don't mind modern painters but this is abstract art at its worst. If not for the abstract i would give 5 stars. There are some nice water subject photos that I... More

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Medina, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We saw an excellent exhibit of sculptures by Abraham Anghik Ruben, which was definitely the highlight of the visit to the gallery. The gallery is pretty small, there was not much else on display. Staff was super friendly.

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Philadelphia PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This museum offered some interesting insights into local history and culture. I have seen local museums with better organization and explanations. But it was an interesting visit.

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Manchester, England
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160 reviews 160 reviews
66 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We were really looking forward to seeing the Art Gallery on our weekend visit to Sault Ste Marie. We couldn't believe it when we realised it was closed on Sunday!!! When do they think that people will visit if not at the weekend? It seems crazy to have it open all weekdays, when most people are at work, and then... More

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

It was very brief, and filled with modern art. Marshall McLuhan said that "Art is anything you can get away with." It was filled with contemporary art as well as some performance art. There is very little in the way of historical arts and methods. I was disappointed by the brevity and selections. I will not be returning.

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