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Review of The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
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Ranked #19 of 122 things to do in Nassau
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
New York, New York, United States
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Terrific small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Excellent collection of interesting Bahamian art. Interesting and beautifully displayed. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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Lake Geneva
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“OK. But don't expect too much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

This is a nice diversion from the tourist traps and busy downtown.
The building is beautiful. The price was OK. But the artwork was a bit disappointing.
Somewhat small collection of art. And we found that nearly 50% of the artwork depicts an apparent dark historic racial struggle. Not exactly what I'd expect to see for a National Art Gallery.

Visited May 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Thank heavens for the AC and the great art.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

A lot of slavery-focused art, but it was beautiful. After a little walk up a relatively steep hill, it was wonderful to be greeted by air conditioning. There are several floors to the gallery, and much to be seen. If you like local art, you'll love seeing this and it's definitely worth the few dollars that it costs to get in. There are washrooms and a small gift store as well. It was nice, and I'd go back again.

Visited May 2013
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Nevada City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely art. Perfect presentation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

A small, but very carefully presented collection of Bahamanian art and artisans. The presentation is exceptional. The biographical information provided on the artists themselves is well developed. The museum is located in an historic mansion reinforcing the exhibts themselves.

Visited May 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A beautiful building, and a great view, plus there's Art!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

There is no admission price. There were some very interesting works on display in the main gallery. The upstairs gallery was undergoing a change, but it was worth going up just for the view. We could imagine what it was like living in this repurposed house from the wraparound veranda, with the cool breeze from the East. If you visit, note that there is also a new distillery just a block to the west housed in an old hotel that has free tours (no free samples), but they also have some interesting facts, and it's a nice way to prepare for going back down the hill.

Visited April 2013
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