The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
If you are interested in Bahamian art, this should be your first stop. The art gallery is located in the historic colonial house Villa Doyle - a two-storeyed stately building which was residence of the first Chief Justice of Bahamas and built in 1860. Both floors have a long wrap-around veranda with ample space and benches to sit and relax ... the view of the city and sea from the upper balcony is marvelous.
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
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The ground floor is the permanent exhibition space while the upper floor has two temporary exhibition spaces with revolving displays. The art captures the history of Bahamas and Bahamian life through the artwork of Bahamian artists. Many artwork reflect the struggle of Bahamians to shape up their lives in the post colonial years after Bahamas became independent. Another theme is the dark days of slavery.
There are several sculptures outside in the garden as well as wonderful murals that you can see from outside. You can easily spend an hour at the gallery exploring Bahamian fine art.
Admission fee: $10 for Adults, $5 for Senior Citizens and Students; Children under 12 free. There is enough car park. The art gallery is wheelchair accessible.
Hours: Monday Closed; Tuesday to Saturday - 10am to 5pm;
Sunday - 12pm to 5pm; Closed on Public Holidays.
Villa Doyle, West and West Hill Streets, Nassau (Walking distance from Nassau Downtown)
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