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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

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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Ranked #38 of 171 things to do 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

For the first time for me, Nassau, Bahamas had a low temperature when we visited on a cruise recently (February 2015). It was too cool for the beach and Atlantis. We had already visited the Queen's Steps, the Ardastra Gardens and Fort Fincastle on previous visits. We did not want the entire visit to be a waste, so we went... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On our way back from a visit to the Watling Distillery, we happened upon the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. We spent a very pleasurable hour appreciating the art of this interesting culture - both of the past and the present. I especially liked the portrait photographs of hairstyles...although I suspect that wasn't the title of the exhibit! :0)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some may think this museum is small but the art exhibits are so powerful. The work really makes you stop and think. It was the highlight of my visit. Besides viewing the art exhibits, it was interesting reading the plaques about the building which was built by a man named Doyle. I wish they had kept the ceiling and chandelier... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Two small levels of exhibits and the admission is over priced for the small collection on display. A short walk from downtown, see it if you have nothing else to do.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The National Gallery is small by most standards, but we found the art to be quite moving and told us a lot about the people. Racism and immigration are big issues and the art helps show how the people are trying to cope with both. It was well worth the time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were a bit disappointed that all the paintings were since 1980 and a lot of them no more than 2 or 3 years old. We would have liked some more historical works. Very reasonably priced.

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MUNICH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A must see when in Nassau, beautiful old colonial building, interesting island art on display, young and refreshing works to be discovered, probably from the many surrounding kindergartens and schools.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

we had a good time exploring the art museum. At only 5.00 it's a good way to spend about an hour. They had some ethnic exhibits and the AC was a nice break from the heat. The only downside is you can't take pictures anywhere in the museum. It's about a 15-20 min walk from the cruise pier.

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Okeechobee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice historical review of Bahamas (became independent in 1979 plus or minus); confrontation with Cuba shortly afterwards. Nice building, safe to walk to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The whole family enjoyed this gallery. When we visited a show of Eddie Minnis and his family was highlighted. Very interesting. Small gallery but worth the trip.

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