Built in the 1860s and housed in a magnificent and historic Villa Doyle, the Bahamas National Art Gallery exhibits the Bahamas National Art Collection. Opened in 2003, the museum houses the works of renowned Bahamian artists such as Max Taylor, Amos Ferguson, Brent Malone, John Cox and Antonius Roberts. The glorious Italian colonial mansion, built in 1860 and restored in the 1990s, has two-storey verandas with elegant columns. It was the residence of Sir William Doyle, the first Chief Justice of the Bahamas.
Although the collection focuses primarily on Bahamian artists, visitors can also see exhibitions of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, photography, textiles.
Permanent exhibits are housed on the first floor of the gallery while the upper floors of the museum feature Bahamian art history and visual culture as well as temporary exhibitions of experimental contemporary art practice and contemporary movements.
Don’t miss the museum’s gift store, where you’ll find books about the Bahamas as well as Bahamian quilts, prints, ceramics, jewelry and crafts.
2 W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas, New Providence Island Bahamas