The Bermuda National Gallery (“BNG”) seeks to promote awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in Bermuda.
Founded in 1992, the BNG's permanent collection includes works by Gainsborough, Reynolds and Murillo. In addition, it has a large number of American Impressionist works done by artists who came from the United States to visit or stay in Bermuda during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. There are also collections of African masks, photography and prints. Space does not allow the entire collection to be on permanent display and so it is shown in a series of rotating exhibitions.
The BNG is strong in presenting works by Bermuda artists both historic and contemporary. Every two years, it hosts the Bermuda Biennial, which is a juried exhibition of works by Bermuda residents and Bermudians living overseas.
Located in Hamilton, the BNG is on the upper floor of the City Hall. Designed by Bermuda architect Wilfed Onions, this impressive building opened in 1960 Over the years, it has become a center for the arts and includes a theater and the exhibition area of the Bermuda Society of Arts.
The BNG includes the main exhibition area, which is on multiple levels, and two smaller galleries. As a result, even though the BNG is not a large museum, it can host several exhibitions simultaneously. The BNG also has educational programs.
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