Folk art exhibit at AGNS

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The Western Branch has the most expansive showing of folk art from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection in recent memory on exhibit.

Gallery of Nova Scotia’s Permanent Collection in recent memory on exhibit.

Folk Art of Nova Scotia celebrates the province's distinct heritage in four new exhibitions through the work of artists whose lives were, and are, inextricably bound to the land and sea. Recognized pioneers in the field such as Maud Lewis, Joe Norris, Joseph Sleep, Charlie Tanner, Collins Eisenhauer,

Sidney Howard, Donald Boudreau, and Bradford Naugler are represented along with many others from this rich and varied tradition.

George E. Naas: Scenes of Nova Scotia. For nearly six decades, George E. Naas (1912-2000) documented everyday life in the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia through the lens of his camera.

Inside Out features the work of contemporary artists Mario Doucette, Brian Jungen, Annie Pootoogook, Nancy Edell, David Askevold, and Gerald Ferguson.

Hooked on the Past looks to traditional hooked rugs as objects that put the “fun” in function through fine craftsmanship, playful ornamentation, and a colourful history.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Lunenburg

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