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“OK, but should be better when the work is done” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1741 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C8, Canada
902 424 7542
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Ranked #23 of 118 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“OK, but should be better when the work is done”
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" unfortunately very dull.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
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“Small but sweet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Yes it's under renovation so yes, you get in for free. Be sure and see the Maud Lewis exhibit. Very inspiring. Annie Leibowitz, the famous photographer, has chosen this museum for her permanent collection, which will happen when the museum reopens.

Visited September 2013
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'the world
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
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“Maud Lewis's little painted house”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The museum was under repair so we had free entrance to a few of the exhibits include Maud Lewis's little painted house. We peeked into the many workshops on the main floor, where children were busy with projects. A few of the exhibits from the permanent collection were on display. We enjoyed our quick stay.

Visited August 2013
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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“See Maud Lewis' art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

The Maud Lewis art & little house are really worth seeing, but not all of their other art was available for viewing when we were there.

Visited August 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Vibrant Art Scene Treasured Here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The exhibits feature the art of current and past Nova Scotia artists. The work featured in one exhibit focused on the maritime traditions of the province, with pictures from the 1800's looking remarkably similar to the views of today.
My favorite was the Maud Lewis painted house and her pictures. It would be impossible not feel happy while looking at her simple style in bright simple color featuring scenes boats, horses, cats, kids skating and other everyday scenes

Visited July 2013
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