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Bermuda National Gallery

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Address: City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-295-9428
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The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical...

The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical and contemporary collection to reflect the history and diversity of the Island's evolving demographic. Artworks include European (for example Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wilson), traditional west African, Bermudian, American Impressionism, photography and more. Every other year, the BNG hosts the Bermuda Biennial of Contemporary Art, next opening is June 2014. This museum has provided sculpture for the Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park) in Hamilton and has a satellite location in St. George's: BNG East, located in Bridge House. Admission is free to the BNG sites.

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A nice place to visit local artists

its a nice pace with a bit of history and some local artists as well. they also throw events as well some evenings

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Mara, Canada
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Mara, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

its a nice pace with a bit of history and some local artists as well. they also throw events as well some evenings

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Marlton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was no one else in this art gallery when we visited. It is small, containing what I would describe as "modern" art by local artists. Since modern art is not my thing, I was not impressed with the pieces displayed. This museum is just next door to the bus terminal.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I caught the biennial art exhibit here. It was outrageous! It reminded me of the Venizia Biennale, the works were that good! I was so unexpectedly delighted. It's small, but that means only the choicest art is displayed. There was another little museum in the same building that featured kids' art work created from debris found in the ocean and... More 

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Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

Your appreciation for the edginess of the Bermuda Biennial is wonderful. Thank you for acknowledging the fine contemporary artwork being produced in Bermuda. More 

winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

If you expect to see world famous art pieces or quantity of art that you may see in major museums, you will be disappointed. Still, if your objective is to learn a bit more about local art scene and see some of local pieces, it will be a quite enjoyable visit.

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London, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I'd heard great things about the Bermuda National Gallery but I was fairly disappointed with the exhibition. When we visited they had moved all of the artwork out and there was a 'modern art' exhibition instead. I'm no art critic but broken stuff on the floor, computers with error messages, interactive pieces that have malfunctioned just don't do anything for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

This welcomed us as we toured the Hamilton area. The main exhibit was interesting and gallery itself showed local artwork and photos.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wonderful holiday, FANTASTIC island so enjoyed sightseeing around this beautiful Island history and the magnificent beaches

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic building jazz day they had a great jazz session jamming outside on steps it was so nice to see

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I went to this Gallery 3 times while in Bermuda. I loved their small galleries and the current show of Peter Woolcock illustrations and political cartoons created over his long career. The Childrens' Gallery had an exhibition by school children of various ages - there is so much talent on this small island. Also in the lobby is a three... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This is a small gallery which is seniors "friendly. " While we were there there was an interesting exhibit hanging. But the must see is a large painting of Queen Elizabeth. I can't imagine she likes it, but we did!!!

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Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Joanns58. We are happy to extend free admission to seniors and students! The royal portrait you refer to is actually part of the collection of the City of Hamilton. The City of Hamilton is supportive of artwork and has both an art collection and a calendar of art related events. Please visit again soon for more... More 

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