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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

Well not completely, we went specifically to see the Maud Lewis exhibit but we were somewhat disappointed with what was missing due to construction. The house was there as well as several paintings however there appeared to be some key items that were on loan elsewhere or in storage.
Other than Maude, I had a great opportunity to see Hiroshige’s the fifty three stations of the tokaido which was really unique and is only on until Mar 2019.

Its a great little art gallery in the heart of the City. The architecture is quite lovely as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

been to the ns gallery many times over the years and have used the classromms for training, pavia does the lunch and they do a wonderful job. the building is beautiful piece of architecture on hollis and water sts. close to the ferry and province house. visit the maud lewis collection, it is memorable artistic folklore. we have rented from the art library, 100s of paintings to select from and decent prices. the gallery brings in selected themes and artists works throughout the year

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BillD1397
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is a gem of a museum in the heart of downtown Halifax. One of the main reasons for visiting is it holds the restored home of Nova Scotia's foremost folk artist, Maud Lewis, which in and of itself is breathtaking. It is situated in a gallery explaining her life story, with some of her paintings, as well as a National Film Board documentary playing on continuous loop that is well work viewing. There was an temporary exhibit by Utagawa Hiroshige of woodcut paintings depicting the life of the middle class, and a permanent exhibit of paintings including some Group of Seven, and depictions of scenes of Nova Scotia. There have been renovations to the gallery which make it a very inviting The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is well worth adding to the list of things to do while in Halifax.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2018

We visited the Art Gallery of NS an hour and a half before closing so we may have been a little rushed. We were, however, impressed by the collection of folk art as well as the new exhibitions going on. It was a good overview of both contemporary and more local art.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 355zaibam
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Like Douanier Rousseau in Paris, L.S.Lowry in Manchester and Grandma Moses in New York, Maud Lewis was a naif painter. Crippled and disfigured in childhood, painting became an escape from reality. Unlike the other cities, Halifax was not a rich art market, so her paintings remained largely unknown outside Nova Scotia, and little valued,
But although she never grasped perspective or the impact of shadow, her pretty paintings of houses, people, dogs and boats depict an unsophisticated but attractive rural life that has long passed.

This small gallery has not only her paintings but her single-storey home, in which she had painted every flat surface, with her simple. colourful flowers and animals. So you get a glimpse of a poor, but happy rural existence in Nova Scotia. Maud Lewis may be scoffed at for her lack of technique, but in an era when the camera had already rendered exactitude meaningless her paiting has a naive and warm charm. Not to be missed - one of the highlights of the town.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jamesensor2017
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