The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas occupies the historic Villa Doyle, a colonial-era home from 1860, at the corner of Hill and West Hill streets, across from the U.S. Embassy. The gallery offers a unique look at Bahamian history and culture through the art of its people. The ground floor hosts the museum’s permanent exhibits, while the upstairs has a pair of temporary exhibit spaces that change regularly. The museum is open every day except Mondays and holidays; admission is $10 for international visitors, while kids under 12 are free.
Set in a graceful 1860s mansion just a quick walk from downtown Nassau, this museum displays and celebrates a diversity of works from Bahamian artists in its four elegant gallery spaces. The permanent collection includes paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural works dating from the turn of the 20th century to modern times; a series of rotating exhibits, meanwhile, explore relevant issues like Bahamian ecology and traditional Junkanoo festivals through a variety of media.