The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Bermuda's first purpose-built museum houses a collection of Bermuda-inspired art of over 1,500 works by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes. A continuously evolving show of local artists is also on display. To learn about Bermuda's culture and history, there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary! Open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm CLOSED on Public Holidays and Exhibit Changeovers. Admission is $10, free for members and children under 12.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Smrties
London, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Very nice little museum to visit. Very friendly staff and an excellent collection of art. The main museums has rotating exhibits but if you really want a treat ask to see the archives featuring works by Winslow Homer, Georgia O'Keeffe, Yousuf Karsh and many others. As a bonus, their small and unassuming cafe serves exceptional food.
Written 4 January 2020
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Thank you for your kind words. We are grateful to know that you enjoyed yourself.
Written 27 January 2020
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ELC_Freddy_Beach
Charlottetown, Canada1,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A wonderful experience. Bermuda art is featured fro. A variety of painters. Pleasantly surprised to see Jack Bush for example. Nice cafe for lunch or a snack. If you are into art this is a worthwhile experience.
Written 27 February 2020
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Many thanks for your review! We hope that you visit us again!
Written 2 March 2020
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annelaviniajones
Colchester, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Masterworks is located in the botanical gardens so it's a chance to enjoy landscape and horticulture in the same visit. There's a good coffee shop and gift shop also. The body shop has attractive locally produced work. The main draw though is the really interesting work exhibited in the gallery. I've now visited three times and enjoyed the different works on display in the various exhibitions I've seen. When I was last there in March this year , there was really interesting portraiture on the mezzanine of the big ground floor gallery. Bermuda faces, various artists over a 100 year time period I think. I was very drawn to this, wondering about the people depicted. On the ground floor then, they had some sea/boat related works which were interesting. Also at one end of the gallery, a bench with a bronze of mark twain, so I sat with him for a minute or two. Outside there's a commemorative of John Lennon 'double fantasy' and a story about why that's there. Easy to get to- bus to the hospital and there's a signed footpath through to the botanical gardens. Spend the morning there, gallery, gardens and have a bite in the cafe. It's lovely, all in all.
Written 7 June 2018
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Dearest Anne, Thank you kindly for your generous review of our establishment! It is music to our ears that you have had such a wonderful time at Masterworks! We have so much more coming up in terms of exhibits and events so please be on the look out, follow us on social media and maybe even become one of our members!!! We hope that you come back soon and bring your family and friends, whenever you find yourself in Bermuda again! Thankfully, Masterworks Staff
Written 12 June 2018
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nelinenkova
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We visited Bermuda serendipitously. Compensated by a travel agent for an erroneous reservation, we trotted off the beaten path for North American tourists, which usually ends somewhere in Mexico or the southern Caribbean. Thus, we landed in Bermuda, and for nine mind-blowing days we lived life savouring nature, history, art, and the local cuisine; but most of all we relished our meetings with the Bermudans. One such memorable individual, Tom Butterfield of the enthralling Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, gave us a present of enormous magnitude both literally and figuratively – the book Masterworks at 25, which we proudly hauled all day in Hamilton ultimately bringing it home in Canada without a scratch. Thank you Tom! In a few words, many want to see the world, few make it; but of those who don’t make, the ones that have tasted Bermuda have tasted it all! A must...
Written 16 April 2018
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Dearest Neli, How wonderful it is to hear from you! We are so very grateful to you for this lovely review and for coming to see us during your stay in Bermuda! Thank you immensely for such a through and descriptive review of our establishment. We hope that faith brings you back to Bermuda soon, and that you will visit Masterworks once again, as we have so many more wonderful exhibits and events in the pipeline! Please tell your friends and family! Until next time! Eternally grateful, Masterworks
Written 1 May 2018
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melissa s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Curator, Tom Butterfield, was so gracious and knowledgeable. Though not on display, we were able to view the Homer and O'Keeffe pieces! Such a treat!
Written 5 February 2018
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Dear Melissa, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at Masterworks! It is our goal to offer you a uniquely Bermudian and unforgettable experience. We hope to see you soon again! Gratefully, Masterworks Staff
Written 22 February 2018
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Colonel_Montoya
New York City, NY64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
Masterworks is the creative vision and life's work of Tom Butterfield and a team of art-lovers who work with him. Queen Elizabeth II even made Tom a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his work. He can often be seen around the museum - look for the bright colored glasses.

It's a Bermuda-sized space that's centrally located and is walkable from town with a good pair of shoes. It's a 12 minute (0.6 mile) walk to/from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, which is itself about 5-10 minutes walk outside Hamilton.

The museum enjoys strong support from the local community and hence has been able to acquire an impressive collection of art with a Bermuda connection, only a tiny bit of which is shown at any one time. Bermuda has a strong art scene among both professional and amateur artists, driven in part by a desire among a large number of art patrons to have local art in their homes, which is celebrated every two years with the Charman Prize.

For other art on the island, the Green family, owners of the Hamilton Princess, have quietly dotted their hotel with art from their private collection including Warhol, Ai WeiWei, and Yayoi Kusama.

Check the Masterworks website or facebook page for the current offerings and notices of closure to change exhibits.
Written 10 October 2015
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Thank you so much for your attention to so many details and noticing just how passionate Tom is about Masterworks. There is one correction and that is we are not close to BIOS but Bermuda Underwater Institute (BUEI).
Written 4 November 2015
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Wendy E
Stonington, Connecticut, United States3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2013 • Friends
We have been visiting Bermuda for nearly 20 years and we did not know about this hidden gem until friends recently raved about the visit. We were a group of six and requested a tour. Elise Outerbridge, the Curator, happily showed us around. Elise has been there from the beginning 25 years ago and had so much fascinating tales to share! We all loved it! The works they have collected over the years are absolutely beautiful. Even the non art lovers in our group loved the experience. Homers Cafe, attached to the museum is a lovely place for coffee or lunch and great food. We came home and have since joined as members and we look forward to visiting each time we are in Bermuda.
Written 6 October 2013
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Deb C
Paoli, PA68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Solo
Lovely little museum in the midst of the botanical garden
Written 18 March 2012
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LBKMaine
Maine3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stop by to see how artists interpreted the Bermuda experience. This is a wonderful building. See how O'Keefe makes even tree trunks sensuous and how someone like Winslow Homer found his lighter side in Bermuda.
Written 31 January 2010
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Wind Dave
Baltimore, MD9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
Beautiful artwork, some by very famous artists (Wyeth, Winslow, O'Keefe), with the theme of Bermuda. There were many beautiful pieces that gave me new insights and new perspectives on Bermuda. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it!
Written 2 September 2018
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Thank you for your review! We're glad you gained a new perspective of our lovely Bermuda!
Written 27 November 2018
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