The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in
Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the
Gallery is home to the Province’s art collection and offers a wide range
of exhibitions and programming.
Housed in two
renovated heritage buildings the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia displays
historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, national and international
paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics and other
works from temporary exhibitions and the Gallery’s Permanent
Collection. The Gallery also boasts an acclaimed collection of folk art
including the Maud Lewis House.
In order to
fulfill the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s mission to bring art and people
together there is also a vibrant education program to benefit school
children, students, community organizations and the general public.
Public lectures and classes are held throughout the year.
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia provides a fascinating and enlightening day
out. Its permanent collection and slate of programs tell the story of
Canadian art from a Nova Scotian perspective.
On site amenities include the Gallery Shop; the Art Sales & Rental Gallery and a restaurant (Untitled Eats). Bus tours are welcome.
Facilities / Services
Date details/Hours of operation
May-September - Daily Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 12 noon-5pm;
October - Daily Mon-Tuesday 10am-5pm; Wed-Friday 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12noon-5pm
November-April - Daily Wed-Friday 10am-9pm; Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12noon-5pm; Closed Monday & Tuesday (except for pre-arranged group and school tours)
BMO Free Access Thursdays Nights are 5-9pm.