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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau
Categories: Art Museums, Art Galleries, Museums
Observe and engage with Bahamian art at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The museum dedicates itself to promoting the history of Bahamian art while supporting contemporary movements and experimental art practice through their exhibitions. Observe pieces in the historic Villa Doyle, a colonial mansion built in the 1860s. Walk around the palm trees and traditional sculptures that fill the garden. The museum showcases both permanent and temporary collections. Pick up some local hand made crafts from the in-house gift store. Work out when and for how long to visit The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and other Nassau attractions using our handy Nassau vacation route planner.
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I would encourage all tourists and Bahamian residents alike to visit the NAGB! The museum has found a great home in this property and the curators do a great job in ensuring that a great variety of Ba... read more »
While here on port on a cruise my daughter found this place and I have to admit it was worth visiting and touring very informative and shows and teaches you the true art and history
A small museum and a respite from the touts and tacky tshirt shops. The gallery is in a converted house a short cab ride or about fifteen minutes' walk from the cruise ship docks. It can be toured in ... read more »
Nice art gallery. I Loved it!
Besides seeing a beautifully restored Bahamian mansion, this display of art, much historical, some contemporary, is a special treat and delightful interlude from the tourist hype and common venues. We re-visit each time we return to the island. There is a lovely gift shop with many handmade items and very good historical books on The Bahamas. The history of the house in itself is interesting. With the low $5.00 admittance price ($3 for seniors and students), this should not be missed. ..M Kane
National Art Museum
Housed in the historic Villa Doyle, built in the 1860s and lovingly restored in the 1990s, the NAGB preserves the National Collection of Bahamian Art, part of which is on permanent display on the ground floor. Upper galleries engage the history of Bahamian Art and Visual culture and support contemporary movements and experimental contemporary art practice through temporary exhibitions. The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops, and a free public art library.
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