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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

West & West Hill Streets | (Same street as Gray Cliff and across the street from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral), Nassau, New Providence Island
242-328-5800/1
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Ranked #3 of 57 attractions in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Art Museums
Owner description: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is the premier arts institution in The Bahamas. It is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian Art... more » Owner description: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is the premier arts institution in The Bahamas. It is committed to engaging the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and supporting contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through exhibitions, an extensive public programme schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education, providing fellowships and grants, the establishment and support of an art library and the building of the National Collection of The Bahamas. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

For a very small country, this is a charming and wonderful experience. Full of Bahamian art and such a lot of talent.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When we visited in March 2014, the second story was closed for setup of a new exhibit so we think that's why we were only charged $3 admission. Worth the stop when exploring Nassau on foot though it is a few blocks from central downtown.

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east central Florida coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It was fun to walk through this two-story building to see the kind of art that comes from the Bahamas. Worth a stop!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

$5 entry fee is worth the short visit. Nassau doesn't have the cultural history that Puerto Rico does and its government invests more in the tourism industry than PR, which encourages its young people in the arts. But this is about the Bahamas. We saw the main exhibit covering the sinking of the Bahaman fish boat by Cuba in 1980.... More

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vancouver, canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is a true national treasure. Very happy I was able to find this (a few blocks from central downtown area, up a hill). Admission was only $5, amazing! my husband got a student discount, his admission was only $3! very reasonable. Gift shop had fantastic examples of local art for sale. I really enjoyed the exhibit which showcased Bahamian... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

About 20 minute walk from cruise ship dock. Very nice, air conditioned, uncrowded place to spend an hour or so. Interesting art and nice gift shop. Housed in old mansion with pleasant shaded veranda on second floor. Be sure to see outdoor sculptures.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had booked the cultural tour, and my reason was primarily to visit the museum. Unfortunately time was running short so I only had 20 minutes or so. All of the art work is fascinating, as I have recently taken up painting myself, I hope I got some insight and inspiration. From modern to traditional, from paintings to sculpture, from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Very interesting museum of local Bahamas art and history. I especially liked the exhibit detailing the dispute with Cuba over fishing rights and the attack on a Bahamian ship by Cuban Migs. The attack happened in the 80's and I don't recall any mention of it in the news.

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Camp Verde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A delightful collection of local fine art work. It depicts the beauty of the islands and the love of the people who inhabit them.

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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The building is as stunning as the art work. It was apparent that the arts are fluorishing in the Bahamas!

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