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Bermuda National Gallery

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Address: City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton, Bermuda
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+1 441-295-9428

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 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
Mara, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

A first rate small gallery for an island famous for artistic endeavour. The permanent collection not only contains some European gems but also quite wonderful works by Bermuda artists and those who made Bermuda their artistic summer home over many years. The regular special exhibitions are always of high quality - curated well and devoted to interesting themes. One of... More 

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

Dear David, Thank you very much for your positive review of Bermuda National Gallery! Such comments have a wide impact online so I imagine that, thanks to your comments, we will have more visitors coming our way. Thank you again and safe travels, Lisa More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I really like the permanent collection the gallery. It is a mix of Bermudian artists and other artists who have depicted Bermuda. The other collection was full of modern art, and I'm not sure why those items were selected for the Bermudian Gallery- many of the artists were from other countries and not making art about Bermuda. Still worth a... More 

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

Thank you- we are glad to know to that you had a positive experience in The Ondaatje Wing, which is dedicated to the Bermuda Collection and telling the story of the development of the visual arts on Island. The "modern art" that you refer to is the Bermuda Biennial, a contemporary art exhibition series that started in 1994. This series... More 

Mara, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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