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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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Ranked #6 of 60 attractions in Nassau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We decided to trek up the hill and check out the local art gallery. We were pleasantly surprised and they were holding an exhibition on the history of Junkanoo - a tradition of wearable art meets island music and dance culture. It was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We also enjoyed the other exhibitions. Would highly recommend!

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This museum is dedicated to Bahamian artists and, if nothing else, it gave a wonderful insight into the people of the Bahamas. The works in the permanent collection cover a broad range of Bahamian history and what is especially striking are the contemporary takes on Bahamian life. There is tremendous quality in the works, as one would expect in any... More

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Gallery was very interesting, loved it all but in particular the Junkaroo festival exhibit where you can see the amazing colourful costumes and learn the history of the festival - fascinating stuff!

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London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Wonderfully maintained gallery with a permanent exhibition below, with the temporary's on the first floor. Well worth a visit

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Junkanoo exhibit was interesting. Art was indicative of native Bahamas and colorful. It was a small museum with a couple of wings being prepared for future exhibits.

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Nassau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Fantastic location, fantastic staff, and amazing, regularly changing exhibitions showing Bahamian art at its finest. Not the dull tourist brochure stuff, but some truly progressive works.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

For a very small country, this is a charming and wonderful experience. Full of Bahamian art and such a lot of talent.

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When we visited in March 2014, the second story was closed for setup of a new exhibit so we think that's why we were only charged $3 admission. Worth the stop when exploring Nassau on foot though it is a few blocks from central downtown.

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