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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Address: 1741 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9, Canada
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+1 902-424-7542
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

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Varied exhibits and Maud Lewis home and art

The main reason for our visit was the Maud Lewis home and we also enjoyed other exhibits. The Maud Lewis home is a treasure.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
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Cape Broyle, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery has many lovely works on display and hosts interesting temporary exhibits. It is restricted somewhat by size and display conditions. Maude Lewis' house and work are some of the gems.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Maud Lewis exhibit and the photography exhibit. Several of the curated rooms in the old building were also interesting - but too much of the gallery was closed either due to it being a Sunday (the shop, the coffee shop) or being under construction.

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Fredericton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gallery is well laid out. I liked that often they had historical notes about the events or artists that helped.

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Thank George M
Wick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts an incredible collection of Nova Scotia artists, and routinely has beautiful exhibits from across the province, Canada, and world. Take the time and spend the day.

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my 14 year old daughter and her friend during March Break. We've been wanting to go for a while, and finally fit it in. I have not been to the AGNS for more than 20 years, but won't wait that long to return. We especially enjoyed the Maud Lewis gallery.

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Thank travellingNSmom
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a great place to get lost in. Very nice arrangement of art and history. The Maud Lewis exhibit is especially moving.

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Cape Broyle, Canada
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The main reason for our visit was the Maud Lewis home and we also enjoyed other exhibits. The Maud Lewis home is a treasure.

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Thank Evelyn R
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited on Thursday evening when admission was free - I don't feel that it would be worth the regular admission prices. Except for the works of John Macnab and Susan paterson, I found "Terroir: A Nova Scotia Survey" to be underwhelming. "Buoys and Gulls" had a nice selection of Nova Scotian folk art. The Maud Lewis house was interesting, and... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Another great place to spend an afternoon. Their Titanic exhibit is wonderful! Their Maud Lewis exhibit is the best in the world. They even have her little home on display.

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

It had been a few years from my last walk through of the gallery and I very much enjoyed this visit. Great range of exhibits and diversity of artists. Easy to move around and lots of space to view the art. Lockers are provided for bags and coats and there is a nice gift shop and coffee bar.

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