I am not one who is usually attracted to Art galleries, but tend to make an exception when abroad as you can usually get a different prospective of where you are visiting by how the locals paint it.
And we really struck lucky with this one, especially as we did not even know it was here
The Masterworks Museum was Bermuda's first purpose-built art museum when it opened early in 2008, and is housed within a former arrowroot processing plant in Bermuda's Botanical Gardens.
It is a relatively small museum with a couple of rooms displaying art work from local artists that as the previous reviewer has commented does offer a unique perspective on Bermuda.
But the real big plus was the current exhibit, “Drawing with Light Photography in Bermuda”, which will be resident for a few more months.
This was a truly excellent collection of mainly old B&W photos of stages of Bermuda history since the days of photography. As well as how locations on Bermuda looked several years ago, one of the most poignant for us was the picture of the Bermudan armed forces on the dockside waiting to board the ships to go to the fields of France for WW I. I wonder if they had any inkling that they would be travelling from heaven to hell.
There is a nice café on site for refreshments. I’m not sure I would rave about it as much as others but it was a good location for a tea and cake stop and probably for the locals its big plus is that it is a food location that doesn’t focus of deep fried food that Bermudan’s seem to live on. For the tourist if you eat here you get a couple of dollar discount on the $5 cost to view the exhibition in the gallery.
Definitely a recommended visit…
And even though not Canadian, I had to have a photo next to the Moose as well, instead of the John Lennon Double Fantasy permanent installation, which shows how much of an art luddite I am..
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