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The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

West & West Hill Streets | (Same street as Gray Cliff and across the street from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral), Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-328-5800
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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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"gift shop"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow! I am normally not a huge fan of art galleries and just breeze through, but this one really got me even when it only had the permanent exhibit available. It was one floor but I found myself taking the time to observe each piece....More

Thank Claire P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about an hour exploring the art gallery. It was small, but had some great pieces. There is a small store. The gallery has two levels and a few rooms on each level. There are also some pieces outside.

Thank Sarah Z
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed walking through the gallery - beautiful paintings and displays of the art of the Bahamas, its music and culture. A wonderful place to learn about the country and its people. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I visit this gallery every time I go to Nassau (6 times now). The exhibits are consistently provocative with timely themes that are carefully orchestrated. It is always an inspiring collection of historical and local works.

Thank RadarRoz
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Lovely, informative, thought-provoking and respectful exhibits. The gift shop was a breath of fresh-air! Locally created items by local artists.

Thank maryflett
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The special exhibit in this museum was quite excellent. Would recommend. It is in an interesting neighborhood, and the building itself is beautiful and historical. The exhibits gave us some insight into the struggles of natives to both embrace the history, yet reject the British...More

Thank C S
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The beauty of the Bahamas, past and present, is abundantly evident in the art at this lovely small museum. Anyone interested in art, art history and Bahamian history should visit this site. My only disappointment was that the Winslow Homer watercolors in the collection were...More

Thank outsdad
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

The National Gallery was a wonderful surprise. It has an excellent collection of island art and presents it in such a wonderful setting that real does capture the history and culture of the Bahamas. It is well worth a visit.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

You can finish this museum in about an hour. It's not a huge museum you'd find in a large American or European city. It's worth the modest price and you can add some culture to your trip. I found the local art to be very...More

Thank Russ F
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The gallery is very small by European national art gallery standards but is none the less a gem well worth the time taken to visit it. The gallery displays Bahamian artists for the most part and the displays are beautifully presented and explained. It is...More

Thank Tony W
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bluesmama11
15 December 2016|
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Response from Stacie D |
I've walked there each time I've been at port. It is uphill so it's a little strenuous but walking up the street is an adventure in itself. It is also within walking distance of Graycliff Chocolate Factory and Watling's Rum... More
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