Family Sundays

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One Sunday a month the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia hosts Family Sundays. Drop in with your family and friends between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm for an afternoon of in-studio activities inspired by a specific exhibition or theme. All materials supplied.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult but registration is not required. 

Members free. Regular Gallery admission rates apply for non-members.


For information, call 424 5280 or email Check the Event Calendar for other Family Sunday dates and details.

Sunday, November 2

POP GOES THE EASEL! Family Sunday (Concert at 1:30pm)

"Pop goes the Easel!" gives a musical twist to this well-loved program. Each session features a live, interactive performance at 1:30 by musicians from Symphony Nova Scotia. This Sunday will present a group called Renjouissance featuring violins, a cello, bass and bassoon. You can also express your own musical creativity at Long & McQuade's Musical Instrument Petting Zoo when you can try out instruments yourself. The AGNS studios are open throughout the afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 for artist facilitated hands-on activities. Come along and join the fun!

MORE ABOUT REJOUISSANCE:  Réjouissance was founded in 1995 by Symphony Nova Scotia musicians Karen Langille and Ivor Rothwell. 

Réjouissance draws most of its repertoire from the vast collections of European instrumental music – from early 17th century Italian composers to great 18th century German masters like Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Musical offerings include trio sonatas, solo sonatas, early instrumental dances and early song settings... occasionally enhanced with the addition of a crumhorn!

Réjouissance has been heard on CBC Radio 2, both locally and nationally, and has appeared in many historical venues throughout Nova Scotia. In addition to offering their own concert series at Bethany United Church in Halifax, Réjouissance has appeared in most concert series in the area. Réjouissance has also had the privilege of performing at a number of important cultural events in Nova Scotia.

MembersCeleste Jankowski, violin; Karen Langille, violin; Hilary Brown, cello; Max Kasper, bass; Ivor Rothwell, bassoon
Type of music: baroque

Sunday, December 7


This Family Sunday is an all-time favourite for all ages! Swing into the holiday season by joining a jolly crew of Gallery visitors who will all be making gingerbread house creations using graham crackers, icing sugar, and lots and lots of colourful candy. Visitors will have a wonderful experience that they will not forget. It is one sweet event!


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