This month at the Gallery: unveiling a new acquisition, Kent Monkman film screening, holiday card-making, and more!

See what’s happening November at the Gallery!
UNVEILING AN EXTRAORDINARY NEW ACQUISITION

Miss Chief’s Wet Dream, the largest work ever produced by artist Kent Monkman, was generously gifted to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia by the Donald R. Sobey Foundation, as announced on the evening of October 12, 2018.

In addition to its large scale, measuring 7.5 meters by 3.5 meters, this monumental canvas is the first work by Monkman to be centered around a maritime theme. . Read more about the work online

We are thrilled to offer our members and visitors an opportunity to view the work during an exclusive unveiling from October 31 to November 11. We hope you will have a chance to see this incredible painting during its limited viewing alongside current exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience.

VIEW FOR FREE DURING OUR EXTENDED EVENING HOURS
Wednesday, October 31 – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2 – 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.


ON VIEW AND UPCOMING

SHAME AND PREJUDICE: A STORY OF RESILIENCE
On view now

CLOSE TO THE EDGE…THE WORK OF GERALD FERGUSON
On view now

ALPHABETICAL ORDER: THINGS ARTISTS HAVE DRAWN
On view now

JORDAN BENNETT: KETU’ ELMITA’JIK
On view Friday, December 1, 2018


IN THE GALLERIES

FILM NIGHT: KENT MONKMAN

Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Join us for a screening of three short films by artist Kent Monkman, Following the screening, Indigenous Arts Programmer Aiden Gillis will lead a conversation about treaty relationships and misconceptions.

Presented during BMO Free Access Thursdays

CURATORIAL TOUR WITH DAVID DIVINEY

Thursday, November 22, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

David Diviney, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, will lead a guided tour of the exhibition Close to the edge… The Work of Gerald Ferguson.

Presented during BMO Free Access Thursdays

 

SKETCHING IN THE GALLERIES
Offered every Tuesday
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Bring out your inner artist during our drop-in sketching sessions led by a practicing artist. Materials will be supplied – no experience necessary. Free with admission.


IN THE STUDIOS

FAMILY SUNDAY: FACE IT

Sunday, November 18, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Explore mark-making and portraiture in this afternoon family-friendly studio session where kids get to create their own portrait using acetate and paint. Play around with plasticine to create a 3-D portrait too!

Inspired by work on view in the Autism Arts exhibition. Free with admission.

WORKSHOP WITH ESTELLE THOMSON

Sunday, November 25, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Get creative this year and design your own holiday cards with artist Estelle Thomson. Using watercolours and ink, have fun creating 5 different designs.Sign up today

PD DAY ART CAMPS

Offered throughout the year

Our full day workshops for primary to grade 6 students encourage creative development while teachers are participating in their professional development. Children will experience hands-on art activities in the studios and will be inspired by visits to our current exhibitions.Sign up today


BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA

Gain year-round access to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia by becoming a member.

Choose from three membership programs that appeal to individuals, families, or corporations. Receive unique experiences and exciting benefits, including reciprocal admission to  select art galleries across Canada, invitations to member openings, art rental privileges with Teichert Gallery – and much more!

Visit our website and sign up today


ART TRIP TO SCOTLAND

Spaces still remain!

Join us in June 2019 as we cross the pond to discover the wonderful art and cultural treasures of Scotland.

Travelers can expect an unforgettable experience in the company of fellow art enthusiasts. Read more and learn how you can register today.