March 27, 2023

From museums to artistic enclaves, where to enjoy art on Bermuda

Art lovers visiting Bermuda – as well as those who want to add a little variety to a beach or golf vacation on the island – might be surprised at the wealth of options available for enjoying art on the island.

Bermuda National Gallery: Home to both Bermuda and world art, the Gallery offers diverse collections and exhibitions of past and present work by local and international artists. Programming at the museum tells the story of Bermuda’s history and multicultural heritage through fine and decorative arts. The Gallery is located in the city of Hamilton, and there is also an extension – the Bermuda National Gallery East – in the town of St. George.

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art: Located in the Botanical Gardens, this museum features a collection of some 1,200 pieces of Bermuda inspired art. Visitors can see artwork by renowned figures such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes, as well as a changing show of local artists is on display throughout the year.

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard: This showcase for local artists and artisans was opened in 1984 by Princess Margaret, and is an excellent place to see island artwork including watercolors, oils and photography.

Bermuda Craft Market: Bermuda’s most extensive craft outlet, the market is home to more than 60 local artists ready to welcome interested visitors. Candles, cedar work, ceramics, jewelry, fabric art, painted glassware, needlework and quilts are among the handmade items visitors might find here.

Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery: The BSoA offers four gallery spaces dedicated to local and international artists. Exhibitions change every three weeks and represent the diverse social, professional and cultural backgrounds of Bermuda.

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