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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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The Best of Bahamian Art

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... read more

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

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sadly, there are few alternatives to shopping, food and drink in downtown Nassau. Do yourself a favor and take the short walk the the National Art Gallery. You will get a sense of the local architecture along the way (such as it is). The museum is small but located in a lovely old mansion. The house and grounds themselves are... More 

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a beautiful gem. Fantastic conversation of race in the Bahamas. Highly Highly recommend. A very varied selection of contemporary, modern, and tradition art styles.

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Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It is wonderful for visitors to experience some of our local culture through the artwork of established and up and coming Bahamian artists.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My spouse and I were given directions here from a smaller museum we visited. It's an easy walk from the port area, in the direction of the distillery. Admission is $10, but $5 for a student with ID. If you wish to pay with card, it's $20 minimum. My spouse is majorly into art, especially art that 'says something' and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Take the time to get away from Bay street and the chaos of touristic over priced diamond shops. This place is a small oasis of art and Bahamian society beyond the shadow of the cruise ships. Lovely building, very nice staff albeit the art collection is a little narrow. $10 for entry. Value for money relative to the other museum... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Small establishment with no staff to talk about exhibits.it felt like someone had said we should have an art museum let's find locals to submit works to show and then we can charge for this.

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Tyrone, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Walking from our cruise we stumbled across this gallery and had a few nice exhibits/art outside. Wish we had more time to go in.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our recent cruise stopped in Nassau and this was the first stop on our self-made walking tour. What a treat! It was a fine introduction to local artwork and the cultural/political issues affecting this nation. We were greeted at the ticket counter by a young Ms. Allia M. Dean, who initially gave us a brief description of the current exhibitions...it... More 

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