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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
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+1 242-328-5800
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Lovely small Museum in a beautiful former home

You must go! Exhibits change. Incredible art. Powerful and educational. One year we saw Junkanoo costumes. This year there was one exhibit of photographs which overlayed (double... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The artistic styles and expressions of Bahamian topics made this a lovely experience of the soul of this island. Highly recommend this to every Nassau visitoe.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You must go! Exhibits change. Incredible art. Powerful and educational. One year we saw Junkanoo costumes. This year there was one exhibit of photographs which overlayed (double exposed) a manor home in England and the Slave House in the Bahamas... same family. Go.

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Wilton Manors, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Gallery occupies the former Villa Doyle and is a 15 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal. The history and significance of the building adds to powerful collection that focuses on artists from the Bahamas. The struggles of slavery and independence are the primary theme of the collection. A small but surprising exhibit that highlights the imagery of... More 

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Lake Placid, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Amazing collection of local art. Very powerful and personnel collection of artists mostly dealing with the history and horror of the slave trade, which makes sense given the history of the Bahamas. If you go to Nassau, you really should take the time to visit here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

The art is fantastic, and many of the exhibits explore the history of the slave trade and development of culture of The Bahamas. Located in a French Colonial building,with a lovely garden surrounding it. Withing walking distance of downtown Nassau.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This little gem is a neat art gallery. A new installation was just placed and it is great. The second floor of this museum had such unique art...great place to visit ...We have been to Nassau many times and this was our first visit to this museum. We were glad that we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

This museum should be advertised more and the $10 entrance to this lovely Bahamian colonial house overlooking Nassau and the ocean is spectacular. Many of the exhibits explore the effects of the slave trade and development of culture of The Bahamas. Right now there is a small but informative exhibit that exposes the homophobia of the last decade and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Lovely space, unique collections, portrays Bahamian history. Some made me smile, others made me laugh, while others almost brought me to tears. Friendly staff. Seating outside gallery to just relax. Pretty garden setting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

A very nice and educational museum over two floors in an old Colonial house overlooking old Nassau. Well worth a visit if you have 1-2 hours to spare. Closed on Monday's

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I loved this little advertised piece of history and culture mecca in Nassau. Interesting and historically informative works of art (modern and contemporary) in a beautiful French Colonial building. Must see. Very close to the hip Graycliff area.

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