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Maud Lewis Gallery

Monday, 1 June 1998 to Wednesday, 1 January 3000

The Gallery will be making improvements to the Scotiabank Maud Lewis Gallery with the addition of new works and details about the life and work of this beloved folk artist. The Maud Lewis Gallery will be closed July 11-29, 2022. During this time the Gallery will be showcasing a special video experience exploring Maud’s life and work in the Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to welcome you to the new Maud Lewis experience in the coming weeks.


After the death of Maud Lewis in 1970, and subsequently of her husband, Everett Lewis, in 1979, their lovingly painted home began to deteriorate. In reaction, a group of concerned citizens from the Digby area started the Maud Lewis Painted House Society; their only goal was to save this valued landmark.

After a number of years of fundraising, the society realized that the project was going to take more resources than they could gather. In 1984, the house was sold to the Province of Nova Scotia and turned over to the care of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

In 1996, with funds from the federal Department of Canadian Heritage and from private individuals, the processes of conservation and restoration began. The final, fully restored house is on permanent display in Halifax at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

About Maud Lewis


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In April 2017, Mongrel Media released Maudie in theatres across Canada.

Academy Award® nominees Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) and Ethan Hawke star in the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premier folk artists. (Mongrel Media)