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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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A very interesting art gallery - we saw an exhibition of how Bahamas' Central Bank has sponsored artists locally since just after independence and the results are both diverse and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Farmington, Michigan
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Farmington, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A very interesting art gallery - we saw an exhibition of how Bahamas' Central Bank has sponsored artists locally since just after independence and the results are both diverse and thought provoking. There seems to be a vibrant artistic life in the Bahamas and this gallery captures its spirit extremely well.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Point one: this lovely gallery is FREE in July 2015 thanks to a local bank that sponsors a art competition for students. The national gallery is in a lovely yellow British Colonial mansion near the Graycliff Hotel and is worth a visit. Two floors of Bahamian art covering many periods and styles greet the visitor in a non- linear fashion.... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Small but nice museum. Some very good art pieces and a gift shop with nice prints to buy. Some nice photo ops along the second floor veranda areas.

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a wonderful start to the display of art of the Bahamas. The organizers have made a wonderful effort and a lot of hard work has gone into this place. Unfortunately there is insufficient funding to bring the venue up to the heights that it could achieve in its presentation of what exists in this country by way of... More 

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Horley, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Like the title says this gallery is what it is. We came here as part of a culture tour, some of the paintings are really good and show the local talent at its best. But when we visited only half the gallery was open to the public due to renovations I think. So this would probably be better if you... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

...My son and I were walking around Nassau to visit as many significant sites we could see during our 3 day stay. The Art Gallery was on our list although we knew little about it. We found the Gallery and decided to go in. A great decision. ...The current displays were highlighting Bahamian history of slavery, prejudice toward blacks, beauty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The gallery showcases a wide array of local work that's a must see while visiting Nassau. It's located in a beautiful colonial house that's been converted to accommodate the exhibition rooms. It has artwork on the surrounding garden areas.

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cambridge, ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A definite repeat destination for us next year with more time devoted to it are the historic Charles Town streets and buildings. They are off the beaten path but close to Bay Street shopping about 4 blocks from the British Colonial Hotel on Bay Street at the corner of West Street and West Street Hill. The climb up West St... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The temporary exhibits in April 2015 were about prejudice and persecution, expressing something of an identity crisis and the negative treatment of women and darker races. Even the Domestic permanent exhibit was troubling. Art has a purpose in communicating such emotions. So it was good on that level. Otherwise, the house in which the Gallery resides is grand and a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This beautiful historic mansion on a hill near the government district of Nassau houses a small but well-curated selection of Bahamian art. The works are both contemporary and historical, and include painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations. Much of the art expresses Bahamian history and culture, and touches on issues of colonialism, race/ethnicity, immigration, slavery, family, traditions and much more.... More 

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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
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau

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