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Bermuda National Gallery

City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
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Nice small gallery

It is a very small gallery, next to central bus station. Different types of painting and... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
traveler_Yardley_PA
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Yardley, PA
A nice collection of Bermuda art

Try to get here at 10 a.m. when it opens and the friendly young art curator will give a brief but... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Bob F
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Nepean
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The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical and contemporary collection to reflect the history and diversity of the Island's evolving demographic. Artworks include European (for example Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wilson), traditional west African, Bermudian, American Impressionism, photography and more. Every other year, the BNG hosts the Bermuda Biennial of Contemporary Art, next opening is June 2014. This museum has provided sculpture for the Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park) in Hamilton and has a satellite location in St. George's: BNG East, located in Bridge House. Admission is free to the BNG sites.
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is a very small gallery, next to central bus station. Different types of painting and sculptures. Good place to go during raining day, senior is free.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Try to get here at 10 a.m. when it opens and the friendly young art curator will give a brief but very interesting introduction

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A first rate small gallery for an island famous for artistic endeavour. The permanent collection not only contains some European gems but also quite wonderful works by Bermuda artists and those who made Bermuda their artistic summer home over many years. The regular special exhibitions...More

Thank David M
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Dear David, Thank you very much for your positive review of Bermuda National Gallery! Such comments have a wide impact online so I imagine that, thanks to your comments, we will have more visitors coming our way. Thank you again and safe travels, Lisa

Reviewed 10 October 2016

I really like the permanent collection the gallery. It is a mix of Bermudian artists and other artists who have depicted Bermuda. The other collection was full of modern art, and I'm not sure why those items were selected for the Bermudian Gallery- many of...More

Thank AliMaddieGood
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you- we are glad to know to that you had a positive experience in The Ondaatje Wing, which is dedicated to the Bermuda Collection and telling the story of the development of the visual arts on Island. The "modern art" that you refer to...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

its a nice pace with a bit of history and some local artists as well. they also throw events as well some evenings

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Reviewed 23 September 2016

There was no one else in this art gallery when we visited. It is small, containing what I would describe as "modern" art by local artists. Since modern art is not my thing, I was not impressed with the pieces displayed. This museum is just...More

Thank ginals
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I caught the biennial art exhibit here. It was outrageous! It reminded me of the Venizia Biennale, the works were that good! I was so unexpectedly delighted. It's small, but that means only the choicest art is displayed. There was another little museum in the...More

Thank ebocababe
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Your appreciation for the edginess of the Bermuda Biennial is wonderful. Thank you for acknowledging the fine contemporary artwork being produced in Bermuda.

Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you expect to see world famous art pieces or quantity of art that you may see in major museums, you will be disappointed. Still, if your objective is to learn a bit more about local art scene and see some of local pieces, it...More

Thank bumbar
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I'd heard great things about the Bermuda National Gallery but I was fairly disappointed with the exhibition. When we visited they had moved all of the artwork out and there was a 'modern art' exhibition instead. I'm no art critic but broken stuff on the...More

Thank Aidan B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This welcomed us as we toured the Hamilton area. The main exhibit was interesting and gallery itself showed local artwork and photos.

Thank Virginia P
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