October at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

 

NOCTURNE: ART AT NIGHT
Saturday, October 15
6pm to midnight

 
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FREE! Drop by the Gallery to celebrate Halifax’s annual Nocturne: Art at Night‘s special celebrations on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6pm to midnight.

Tour our incredible range of contemporary and historical exhibitions currently on view, including the popular  Painted House by folk artist Maud Lewis! You can also participate in a hands-on studio artmaking activities with arts instructors inspired by the exhibitions, and watch a special performance by Mi’kmaq artist Ursula Johnson in the courtyard titled IKATK: Ee-got-tk (She Protects).

The onsite café can also help with your nighttime snack craving! Pavia Espresso Bar & Café will be serving up their usual gourmet beverages, organic wines and food items from 6pm to midnight.

About the Performance: IKATK: Ee-got-tk (She Protects)
Throughout time music has been used as an expression of emotion. It has also been used as a tool to express a political stance. Join us at 9pm to experience artist Ursula Johnson powerful performance.
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Events

Family Sunday: Make Your Mark!
Sunday, Oct. 23, 1-4pm
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Artist Charley Young (photo: Gabriella Sturchio)
Art is for everyone – including kids & families!

Join us for an extra special day that includes a tour of the popular Terroir: a Nova Scotia Survey exhibition, plus an exciting studio activity with Terroir artists Charley Young & Laura Kenney. Young will show participants the beauty and technique behind mark-making & frottage, and Kenney will demonstrate the rug hooking technique that helps her create her colourful pieces.

Come try your hand at these cool processes and make some of your own art too!

Free with admission (members free of charge). Registration not required. Materials supplied.

More info here

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ARTIST TALKS
Oct-Dec
Free with admission/or free on BMO Free Access Thursdays

Our contemporary & critically-acclaimed group exhibition, Terroir: a Nova Scotia Survey, has been a popular draw this season.

Did you know that we’re also hosting special “Terroir Talks” with many of the 29 artists featured in the show? These talks & tours are either free with admission, or FREE when hosted on evening during BMO Free Access Thursdays. There’s simply no better way to get behind the scenes and get the full story from amazing artists unearthing the province’s rich visual culture.

Oct 20: With artists Mark Bovey, Melanie Colosimo, Angela Glanzmann & Charley Young

Oct 23: With artists Steve Farmer, Jayé Ouellette and Christopher Webb

Click here to check out all upcoming Terroir Talks

WORKSHOPS 
Nov-Dec
Fees apply

Curious to learn more and try your own hand at special art techniques from our established Terroir artists themselves? We’re offering day-long masterclass-style workshops for art students and adults through personalized & hands on teaching in a variety of mediums. Materials supplied.
Review our incredible workshops and register online today!

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NEWS & UPDATES

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Yarmouth: Community, Culture & Cocktails
Friday, October 14
341 Main St, Yarmouth, NS

Join us this Friday evening for our signature cocktail, appetizers and live music, and to explore our Mid-Century Modern exhibition with guest speaker Michael Morris!
For details & tickets, click here.

With special thanks to our sponsor, the Friends of the AGNS in Yarmouth

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Alice Hoskins (1918-2016)

Alice Hoskins – a longtime life member, major donor, beloved educator, volunteer and friend of the Gallery- was profiled in the Globe and Mail’s Lives Lived on October 7, 2016.

Alice left us on July 16, 2016 at the age of 97. We were as big of fans of hers as she was of the Gallery, and she is greatly missed. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is forever grateful for her contribution and support.

 

Current Exhibitions

HALIFAX

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Melanie Colosimo, Untitled #6 (Lawrence) from the series Stay as you were when you had left, 2016.

TERROIR: A NOVA SCOTIA SURVEY
Until Jan 15, 2017

CLAY BODIES

Until Dec 4, 2016

IN THE ARTISTS’ FOOTSTEPS
Until Oct 16, 2016

LA CULTURE QU’ON PARTAGE/THE CULTURE WE SHARE
Until Dec 31, 2016

YARMOUTH 

MID-CENTURY MODERN: CANN, MACKAY, ROYLE, SMITH, WELD, ZWICKER
Until Nov 13, 2016

NE’WTEJK WITAWTI’MINUK |
THE PATH WE SHARE

Until Nov 13, 2016

KITCHEN PARTY
Until Nov 13, 2016

SPRING IN CAMBRIDGE: THE VISIONARY DRAWINGS OF JOHN DEVLIN
Until Nov 13, 2016

All current exhibitions

Upcoming Exhibitions

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CONFEDERATION
150 Years – 23 Prime Ministers

Oct 22, 2016 – Mar 26, 2017
Halifax location
A fascinating – and entertaining – survey of historical and contemporary prime-ministerial portraits past & present in the lead-up to Canada’s sesquicentennial. 

All upcoming exhibitions

Discover more with
tours & talks, art camps & more

DAILY TOURS
Daily public tours offered Tuesday to Sunday at 2:30 + Thursdays at 2:30 & 7 pm
FREE with admission!

GALLERY BLOG
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Read our feature on Inuit artist
Annie Pootoogook 

PD DAY ART CAMPS
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Did you know we offer popular full-day art classes for kids on
PD Days? More info & listings here!


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Are you a Gallery Member?

Did you know members don’t just receive free membership year round, but they also receive invitations to exclusive member’s only events, a 10% discount at the Gallery shop, a free subscription to the Journal, reciprocal admission to 14 Galleries across Canada and more!

If you become a member of one of the Gallery’s Circles you also additional benefits including reciprocal admission at the over 800 museums and galleries across North America that are a part of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association! Click here to learn more.

NEW – Fall/Winter Hours in
Halifax

Our fall/winter hours will be in effect soon!

Starting October 31, our Halifax location will be:

CLOSED on Mondays
OPEN Tues-Wed 10am-5pm
OPEN Thurs 10am-9pm
(+ BMO Free Access Thursdays 5-9pm!)
OPEN Fri-Sat 10am-5pm (not sure if this is correct, do we open at noon on Sat?)
OPEN Sun noon to 5pm

We look forward to seeing you over the fall & winter season!