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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

Address: West & West Hill Streets | (Same street as Gray Cliff and across the street from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral), Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-328-5800
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Ranked #8 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is the premier arts institution in The Bahamas. It...
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Type: Art Museums, 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 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

we had a good time exploring the art museum. At only 5.00 it's a good way to spend about an hour. They had some ethnic exhibits and the AC was a nice break from the heat. The only downside is you can't take pictures anywhere in the museum. It's about a 15-20 min walk from the cruise pier.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice historical review of Bahamas (became independent in 1979 plus or minus); confrontation with Cuba shortly afterwards. Nice building, safe to walk to.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The whole family enjoyed this gallery. When we visited a show of Eddie Minnis and his family was highlighted. Very interesting. Small gallery but worth the trip.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

not the best works of art, but a good insight into local perspectives and artistic expression. go and support what you want to see more of.

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Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a real gem of a museum! Although small, it's housed in a beautiful old house that has four galleries of artwork. I believe two were temporary exhibits featuring a variety of recent multi-media works by local artists, while the other two galleries were the permanent exhibition. Although small, the works are of very good quality and explore and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a real gem of a museum, with beautiful art, the history of the artists, national artists, all housed in a beautiful building and grounds.

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Nassau
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

For a city and a country that so sorely neglects its culture and the fine arts, this museum is exceedingly well curated. Every exhibition showcases wonderful, thought-provoking pieces, the staff are friendly, outgoing and very knowledgeable. If you spend several days in Nassau, make sure to stop by, and if you just step off a cruise ship for a few... More 

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Marco Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was worth seeing. Lovely although smaller. We met one of the artists and had a good chat. Glad we went!

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took a taxi from the cruise ship(not necessary, but we were getting soaked). I enjoyed the colorful paintings and we sat down outside on the large porch for a while). The gallery is in a restored mansion and the grounds are attractive. We walked back to the ship after walking to other nearby attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas is just a few blocks away from the hustle of the Straw Market. The building itself is gorgeous. The art inside depicts all facets of life in the Bahamas from watercolor paintings of the fishing industry to political cartoons. I felt like I learned much from our visit & would definitely visit again.

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