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A joyful place to visit with a great folk art section. It's a serious gallery with a serious collection.
Located in a pair of sandstone (yes, again) buildings between the waterfront and the Grand Parade, Halifax's Art Gallery is arguably the premier gallery in the Maritimes, with a nice focus on local and regional art. Yet you'll also find a selection of other works by Canadian, British, and European artists, too, and well-chosen exhibits of folk and Inuit art. In 1998, the gallery expanded to... more
Went to see Mary Pratt exhibit, which was great. But there was so much more. Especially loved the Maud Lewis exhibit.
The art gallery has been going through renovations but these seem to be coming to and end. Right now there is an amazing exhibit of work by Mary Pratt. This artist has turned domestic moments into icons on masonite. I loved it.
The Art Gallery has so many wonderful exhibits to look at. One of my favorites is the Maud Lewis exhibit. I also enjoyed the paintings and carvings done by local artists. The modern art is also a very interesting exhibit and it is constantly changing in order to accompany many artists. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Also there... more
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, located at Hollis Street, acts as a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada by bringing the art of the world to Nova Scotia and the art of Nova Scotia to the world. In its effort to promote lifelong learning, the Gallery also provides in-school programs, hands-on workshops and other opportunities for families, children, teens and teachers, as well as,... more