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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Heather A wrote a review Mar 2020
British Columbia, Canada194 contributions65 helpful votes
We spent most of a day in this art gallery, eating lunch in the onsite cafe. We were pleasantly surprised. The art gallery is laid out well, with a great variety of types and styles of artwork without it seeming cluttered at all. There is space to stand back and view a work from a distance or get up close to see details and information about each item. We learned about Maude Lewis, but this gallery displays so much more than just her work. Despite making a few trips to Halifax in the past, we had never visited the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia before. We are glad we did on this trip! If you enjoy art, it is definitely worth spending at least a couple of hours here while you are in Halifax.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mar wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada20 contributions21 helpful votes
First time in Halifax & accidentally found the art gallery. Front counter staff were exceptionally kind & welcoming. They showed me a map & clearly explained the layout of the gallery. I was pleasantly surprised to find out Maud Lewis’s house was on display. The gallery is small yet laid out beautifully with pleasant lighting & choices of wall paint. I just wish staff were on hand to answer questions. I was allowed to take pictures. Be sure to visit the gift shop. I’m going back to Halifax in May with friends & will definitely bring them to the gallery. Great rates & lovely artwork.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Halifax2016 wrote a review Dec 2019
Halifax, Canada27 contributions49 helpful votes
The First Nation Native Indigenous Art display is fabulous and so informative. Luckily, we spoke with curator Aiden Gillis, Indigenous Arts Programmer. Thanks for the education. Strategically, this display is right beside the Maude Lewis section and will receive the attention it deserves. We hope for expanded displays and lectures, films and updates.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Darlene649 wrote a review Dec 2019
Bradford, Ontario, Canada335 contributions70 helpful votes
Maude Lewis was featured when I was here in Oct., I believe it is part of the permanent gallery. I have studied her work and enjoyed the movie. Seeing her house was truly an experience, from so little...a great treasure of Nova Scotia. I enjoyed the other galleries as part of our day. I believe all the family would enjoy this experience, partly because of her little house and certainly her collection.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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golfxj6 wrote a review Nov 2019
Boston, Massachusetts177 contributions52 helpful votes
The Art Museum of Nova Scotia is a manageably sized and distinguished art museum featuring the works of Nova Scotia artists. Its original building is now connected to its modern addition by underground passageways. The collection is not mindbending, but it is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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