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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
+1 242-328-5800
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Nassau Historical City Tour
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Ranked #6 of 62 Attractions in Nassau
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Walked here from the cruise ship port to see a bit of the "real" Bahamas. The admission was $5 per person and well worth it. The museum is housed in a large mansion with displays in two sections upstairs and also downstairs. The upstairs featured a temporary exhibit of the works of the Minnis family. It was cool and there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The building and the grounds are beautiful. Cute little church across the street in residential neighborhood.

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great temporary exhibit on the works of singer Eddie Minnis and their permanent exhibit was well presented andas well. The gift store clerk, Alida, was friendly and helpful. All in all this was a great escape from the tourist areas on Bay Street for either visitors or residents. Diane

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

On top of a hill in a nice mansion house, the Art Gallery is absolutely worth the visit. Most people only check out beaches and restaurants once in Nassau. This places gives you a better idea of the local art & culture. New temporary exhibitions are set up during the year.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A short walk from The British Colonial Hilton, the art is housed in a beautifully restored colonial mansion. At present is an exhibition of three artists from the same family (Minnis family). The exhibition gave one a broad view of life on the islands and there was a good description and history of the artists. There is also a small... More

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The national art gallery is a quick walk from the Hilton , it is a showcase for Bahamian art housed in a contemporary building which suits the small collection on display. I found it interesting and then went for a walk through the church and graveyard opposite .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Today I visited 3 Nassau attractions , the National Art Gallery is a well put together display of Bahamian art but there is not enough in the building to make it a really fine collection. It is located on West Hill St close to an interesting old church and a few minutes walk from the excellent Heritage Museum which is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Housed at the end of West Hill St in the Heritage Village area, it is a modern style gallery in a historic street surrounded by some great old buildings. The gallery is all Bahamian art but there isn't enough to fill the building. Worth going up to West Hill St as there are other interesting places to visit like the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The building as such was super looking but the contents art wise were mediocre. Partially, probably, because there was an other exhibition in the making and the upstairs was closed.

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