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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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Ranked #6 of 55 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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Nassau
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
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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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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20 helpful votes 20 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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12 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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