Exhibitions and Events

Mike MacDonald, Digital Garden, 1997 (detail of placemat series 4)


On the Wings of a Butterfly: Discussing the Work of Mike MacDonald, Wild Pollinators, Ecology and Art

13 October, 2020

Join MSVU Art Gallery Director, Laura Ritchie, in conversation with Lindsay Dobbin, Frances Dorsey, Robin Metcalfe, Lisa Myers, and Michelle Sylliboy about the work of late Mi'kmaq artist Mike MacDonald (1941-2006). A Queer media artist, MacDonald is remembered in part for his environmental work planting pollinator gardens across Canada. His 1994 butterfly garden on the Mount Saint Vincent University campus in K'jipuktuk (Halifax) continues to serve as a point of connection between artists and curators exploring ecology and art today.



1 September, 2020 – 2September, 2021

With early closings in 2020 due to Covid-19, phase two of the Arts Centre expansion which was to be completed by Fall 2021 has been moved forward and is now scheduled to be completed by January 2021.



14 March, 2020

You’re invited to an… EGG ROLL SO-SHOLL!!!
Not all egg rolls are alike and no other egg roll is quite like the Nova Scotian Egg Roll. While the exterior may look similar to its vegetable filled cousin, the filling of the NSER consists of stir-fried meat, processed into a paste—and you either love them or hate them.
For those who love them, or are looking to give them another try, join us for a taste testing* where we’ll be sampling rolls from various local restaurants and discussing people, food, and the evolution of an egg roll.

Artists' Talk and Tour

18 January, 2020

Artist Talk and Tour with participating artists from Gut Feeling. All are welcome--Free Admission.

Opening Reception for Gut Feeling

17 January, 2020

Artists’ Reception: Friday 17 January from 6-8 PM
Artists and Curators will be in attendance, and light refreshments and cash bar will be available.

Emily Davidson and Elyse Moir, New Nova Scotia Views, 2020 (detail)


Gut Feeling

17 January – 15 March, 2020

Emily Davidson and Elyse Moir, Lindsay Dobbin, Elise Boudreau Graham, Shaya Ishaq, José Andrés Mora, Lou Sheppard, and Stephanie Yee


66th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition

6 – 19 December, 2019

Our annual celebration of the creativity of the students, staff, faculty and alumni of Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College!

Opening Reception for 66th Annual Student, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni Exhibition

5 December, 2019

Free Admission—all are welcome!

Snacks and refreshments will be served. Join the Facebook Event here.

Andreas Schmid, Clearings-Brescia, 2013. Photo: Jürgen Altmann


Atmospheric Events: James Geurts, Andreas Schmid, Christine Sciulli

30 August – 24 November, 2019

Presented as part of RESPONSIVE: International Light Art Project Halifax

Featuring the work of James Geurts (Melbourne), Andreas Schmid (Berlin), and Christine Sciulli (New York City), Atmospheric Events brings together three multi-media installations that consider the ephemeral, mutable aspects of our environments—natural, architectural, and individual—and how we experience and perceive the atmospheres around us.

Public Reception for Atmospheric Events

29 August, 2019

Dalhousie Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the reception for Atmospheric Events: James Geurts, Andreas Schmid, Christine Sciulli. Curated by Peter Dykhuis and Dr. Ralf Seippel, the exhibition is part of RESPONSIVE: International Light Art Project Halifax. Visiting artists Andreas Schmid (Berlin) and Christine Sciulli (New York) will be in attendance. Admission is free and all are welcome.