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Bermuda National Gallery

City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
+1 441-295-9428
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Only If You Like Modern Art

There was no one else in this art gallery when we visited. It is small, containing what I would... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2016
ginals
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Marlton, New Jersey
A jewel! Tiny, but terrific!

I caught the biennial art exhibit here. It was outrageous! It reminded me of the Venizia Biennale... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
ebocababe
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florida
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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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City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Wonderful holiday, FANTASTIC island so enjoyed sightseeing around this beautiful Island history and the magnificent beaches

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Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic building jazz day they had a great jazz session jamming outside on steps it was so nice to see

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

I went to this Gallery 3 times while in Bermuda. I loved their small galleries and the current show of Peter Woolcock illustrations and political cartoons created over his long career. The Childrens' Gallery had an exhibition by school children of various ages - there...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small gallery which is seniors "friendly. " While we were there there was an interesting exhibit hanging. But the must see is a large painting of Queen Elizabeth. I can't imagine she likes it, but we did!!!More

Thank joanns58
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Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thanks for the review Joanns58. We are happy to extend free admission to seniors and students! The royal portrait you refer to is actually part of the collection of the City of Hamilton. The City of Hamilton is supportive of artwork and has both an...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the art on display from local middle and high school students on the top floor. This exhibit is free but we were happy to provide a small donation. Some of the young artists are very creative. The main gallery is small (3 main...More

Thank JE and JA D
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Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

I find your comment interesting as your visit was to two distinct spaces with two different missions and yet it felt like one. I will be sure to pass this on to the Boards of both organizations. Please visit Bermuda again soon!

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