Cultural cornerstone

gallery2The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a hub of artistic and educational activity.
Its exhibitions primarily feature the works of established and emerging Cayman artists but also draw from the regional and international stage.

Its permanent collection in the upstairs gallery is loosely assembled by decade and, collectively, tells the story of Caymanian art – and the islands – through the years.

It includes works by such renowned Cayman artists as Gordon Solomon, Charles Long, John Broad, Bendel Hydes, Joanne Sibley, Lois Brezinski, Randy Chollette, Gladwyn “Miss Lassie” Bush and David Bridgeman. Local crafts, such as thatch work, sculptures and installations are also in the mix.

There is gallery space for temporary shows, an arts café, gift shop, state-of-the-art learning center that includes an art studio, library and auditorium for public lectures, film screenings and community exhibitions. It offers a wide range of creative programs and workshops throughout the year.

gallery3The National Gallery is also home to an outdoor sculpture garden which houses permanent displays and rotating exhibitions, as well as a labyrinth for walking meditations.

 

TOURS

  • Visitors can take a self-guided tour by picking up a printed guide available at the reception desk. These include guides to the national collection and temporary exhibitions.
  • Guided tours with a curator can also be booked (fees apply).
  • Free admission; donations welcome.
  • Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Esterley Tibbetts Highway, adjacent to the Harquail Theatre.

For information on exhibitions and programming visit: nationalgallery.org.ky