The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 tim...  more »
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  • Beautiful gallery. Happy I stumbled upon it! nice walk up from the cruise ship. Some really wonderful artworks by Bahamian artists through the centuries are on display. Highly recommend!
  • One of the best places to find authentic Bahamian art!
  • 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
  • Nice art gallery. I Loved it!
  • 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.