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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

...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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No. Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The museum is in an old plantation house near downtown Nassau that is itself worth a visit. The art collection represents the best output of local artists dating back to the 19th century. There are fine traditional representational works from the 19th and early 20th century as well as many modern, expressive and abstract pieces from the recent past. The... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nice building in an interesting old neighbourhood (close to John Watlings, Greycliff) - the National Art Gallery is home to impressive pieces of Bahamian significance. There is obviously a true art culture within this archipelago nation and this is the best way to observe, learn and appreciate. They should have a cool gift shop for people. Would be five stars... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I wanted cultural experience, it was exactly that. Beautiful art work, not an art guy at that. So it was exciting to experience this. Learned so much by just reading and studying the work. I would recommend this to people who are laid back and relaxed. Very enjoyable.

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