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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

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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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Description: The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is the premier arts...
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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What a beautiful gem. Fantastic conversation of race in the Bahamas. Highly Highly recommend. A very varied selection of contemporary, modern, and tradition art styles.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a beautiful gem. Fantastic conversation of race in the Bahamas. Highly Highly recommend. A very varied selection of contemporary, modern, and tradition art styles.

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is wonderful for visitors to experience some of our local culture through the artwork of established and up and coming Bahamian artists.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My spouse and I were given directions here from a smaller museum we visited. It's an easy walk from the port area, in the direction of the distillery. Admission is $10, but $5 for a student with ID. If you wish to pay with card, it's $20 minimum. My spouse is majorly into art, especially art that 'says something' and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Take the time to get away from Bay street and the chaos of touristic over priced diamond shops. This place is a small oasis of art and Bahamian society beyond the shadow of the cruise ships. Lovely building, very nice staff albeit the art collection is a little narrow. $10 for entry. Value for money relative to the other museum... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Small establishment with no staff to talk about exhibits.it felt like someone had said we should have an art museum let's find locals to submit works to show and then we can charge for this.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Walking from our cruise we stumbled across this gallery and had a few nice exhibits/art outside. Wish we had more time to go in.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our recent cruise stopped in Nassau and this was the first stop on our self-made walking tour. What a treat! It was a fine introduction to local artwork and the cultural/political issues affecting this nation. We were greeted at the ticket counter by a young Ms. Allia M. Dean, who initially gave us a brief description of the current exhibitions...it... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The art gallery was a bit smaller than we expected and a little costly for what you receive. It is a nice view into the Bahamian culture and a somewhat interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

For the first time for me, Nassau, Bahamas had a low temperature when we visited on a cruise recently (February 2015). It was too cool for the beach and Atlantis. We had already visited the Queen's Steps, the Ardastra Gardens and Fort Fincastle on previous visits. We did not want the entire visit to be a waste, so we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On our way back from a visit to the Watling Distillery, we happened upon the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. We spent a very pleasurable hour appreciating the art of this interesting culture - both of the past and the present. I especially liked the portrait photographs of hairstyles...although I suspect that wasn't the title of the exhibit! :0)

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