With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. Since 1908, the Gallery has been a gateway for the visual arts in Atlantic Canada.
The Gallery is also responsible for acquiring, preserving and exhibiting works of art, and for offering education in the visual arts. The Gallery’s Permanent Collection currently holds over 17,000 works, including a Maud Lewis Exhibit.
The Maud Lewis Coasters come in a set of 4, and depict the harbors and beaches in Nova Scotia. Maud Lewis (1903-1970) had no formal training in the visual arts. Like many folk artists, she painted for the joy of adding color, light and fun to a poverty stricken rural existence.