With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Each year, more than 60,000 visitors from across the province, throughout Canada, and around the world are welcomed into our spaces. The AGNS is responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for providing education in the visual arts. The Permanent Collection currently holds more than 19,000 works and includes more than 4,000 artists.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is an inclusive public gathering place that connects people with art to inspire new ways of thinking.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia seeks to present the most vital and engaging contemporary art from around the world. We will embrace tradition and the past by applying a contemporary viewpoint that addresses relevant issues and challenges perspectives.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia relies on support from individuals like you to enhance access to art and make a significant impact in communities across the province by:
- Connecting people with art to inspire new ways of thinking. Tens of thousands of visitors and program participants are inspired each year by engaging with the AGNS through visits and activities.
- Shifting the narrative through exhibitions that offer bold new ways of looking at the world. The Gallery’s temporary and Permanent Collection exhibitions feature local, national, and international artists and present divergent worldviews that challenge dominant narratives.
- Building and sustaining community partnerships that help us continue to break barriers and find new ways for visitors to access art programs in the galleries and in communities across Nova Scotia.