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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
242-328-5800/1
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Type: Art 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... more » 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. « less
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Nassau
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Rodney ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The gallery is a 15 minute walk from the British Colonial Hilton and is located in an old mansion. The artists reflect Bahamian culture and life in dramatic ways. We were impressed with the work of Eddie Minnis who is a Renaissance man in his own right. Besides his depictions of local life, Minnis is a political cartoonist, recording artist,... More

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

A very nice art museum. There are both permanent exhibits and changing exhibits. Currently, it features a large-scale retrospective of painting by members of the Minnis Family. Skilled renditions of Bahamian scenes as well as some satirical cartoons. Well worth the $5 fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the National Art Gallery and found it worth the $5.00 admission. It is a bit smaller than one might imagine for a national gallery, but there are some nice pieces to see.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

While this gallery / museum is small, it is stuffed with beautiful artwork. Most of it spanned the last 50 or so years. Lots of paintings and a few sculptures. Convenient walk from our hotel and only $5 per person admission.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

did not see any art by the masters since it was more contemporary era art. A few pieces caught our eyes. overall it was still a good visit to it

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We go to Nassau often and just discovered this wonderful gallery/museum. We worth the 10 minute walk to a perfectly renovated historic mansion. Tranquil with good art and a great view.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's not exactly the Tate but it is a charming gallery. We saw an exhibition on Junkanoo which was very well thought out. The gift shop has some nice items not seen elsewhere.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's true, we came here unscheduled when the heat got too much yesterday. We were made so welcome, more than anywhere else on the island. Everyone was keen to chat, answer questions and talk about the exhibitions. There is a small permanent exhibition with a few interesting paintings in and two temporary spaces. The first was an exhibition of art... More

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