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Maud Lewis exhibition

This exhibition showcases examples of Maud Lewis’ paintings from the Permanent Collection, returning the renowned folk artist’s work to the place of her birth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. From views of oxen teams working the fields to lighthouses standing watch along the rocky shores, Maud Lewis’ paintings reflect the spirit of rural Nova Scotia and a life inextricably bound to the land and sea.

Maud Lewis (1903-1970) was born to John and Agnes Dowley on the Yarmouth and Acadian Shore of Nova Scotia. Although there is some debate about her exact birth place, recent research has revealed that Maud was born in the town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The backdrop of her playful and colorful images, her only experience of the world extended to an area between her birthplace in Yarmouth County and her married home in Marshalltown, Digby County.

In the world of folk art Maud Lewis is a legendary figure. Her life and accomplishments have been celebrated far and wide in nationally touring exhibitions, publications, and, most recently, on the silver screen in the 2017 cinematic release Maudie. Be sure to come see Maud's painted house always on display here at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. #maudliveshere

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Occurs Saturday, May 27, 2017 until Saturday, September 30, 2017


Adult $6 Senior (60+) $5 Student (Valid ID) $3.50 Youth (6-17) $2.50


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Western Branch
341 Main Street Yarmouth, NS B5A 1E7, Town of Yarmouth


T: 902-749-2248

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