Patron Memberships

Enrich your member experience while providing significant annual support to help further our mission of connecting people with art and inspiring new ways of thinking.

Patron Members at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia enjoy access to exclusive events and art experiences with artists, curators, community leaders, and collectors. For more information or to learn about payment plan options contact or 902-424-0073.

   IN SITU: Lithography Workshop (credit: Wiebke Schroeder)

Core Benefits

  • Benefits of Regular Membership, plus:
  • Dual Membership* or Member + Guest card
  • Opportunity to bring a guest with each visit
  • Access to a unique series of Patron programming. 
  • 15% discount at the Gallery Shop
  • Extended art rental privileges with Teichert Gallery
  • Reciprocal admission to select Canadian art museums and to the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Access to over 1,300 museums through NARM & ROAM
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • A charitable tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable portion according to CRA guidelines. 

*Family membership can be arranged upon request. Tax receipts will be adjusted accordingly.

Please note there will be a $5 fee per card for reprinting membership cards

Engaged $250

Core Benefits, plus

  • Invitation to two events 
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Contributing $500

Core Benefits, plus

  • Opportunity to bring two guests per visit
  • Invitation to three events
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Sustaining $1,000

Contributing Benefits, plus

  • Opportunity to bring four guests per visit
  • Invitation to four events
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Visionary $2,500

Sustaining Benefits, plus

  • Private curatorial tour along with up to six guests
  • Name listed on annual supporter wall in the Lobby
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Leading $5,000

Visionary Benefits, plus

  • Opportunity to be recognized as an exhibition or program supporter (where applicable)


To learn more about supporting the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as a Patron Member or to inquire about upcoming Patron events, contact or 902-424-0073

Upcoming events:

ART+IDEAS: Maud at the Auction Block
October 25, 2022
Patron Members are invited to an illuminating talk with panelists Alan Deacon (Maud Lewis authenticator and collector), Sarah Jones (Curator of Jones Contemporary), and Ian Muncaster (Director, Zwickers Gallery). Moderated by Sarah Moore Fillmore (Interim Director & CEO), our esteemed panelists will discuss the popularization of Nova Scotia folk art, the widening international appeal of Maud Lewis, and the circumstances which lead to the record-setting sale of Maud Lewis’ Black Truck in May 2022.  


(left) ART+IDEAS: The Collecting Institute on October 16, 2019.
(right) IN SITU: Lithography Workshop on November 7, 2019 (credit: Wiebke Schroeder).