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“Lovely Building, Gardens and Art”

National Gallery of the Cayman Islands
Ranked #7 of 64 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands' (NGCI) new purpose built 9,000sq ft facility houses the Cayman Island's national art collection, a gallery for temporary exhibitions, a lecture theatre, education centre, art library, sculpture garden and café. The gallery's busy schedule includes 75 art happenings per month, up to 8 exhibitions a year featuring Caymanian and International artists and several large scale community arts events.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The National Gallery is not overly large but it is beautifully appointed and graced with beautiful works of art. Worth the visit for any art lover on the island. Be aware that they have moved to a new location and we found that if you ask for directions most people will still give you directions to the old location. The visit is free (although donations are happily accepted).

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Reviewed 16 July 2013

If you like art, then make a point to visit the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It's on the interior road that runs parallel to Seven Mile Beach and it sits all by itself, so it's easy to miss. The Gallery was the highlight of our Grand Cayman Rum Point villa vacation for all three of the adults. The Gallery is FREE. The outdoor space held numerous interesting sculptures and a maze. The first floor showcased found-object sculptures that were so imaginative--some from hurricane devastation and others from natural beach-type things like fans with plastic bags interwoven to resemble feathers, or beakers of water with images. The second floor held mostly two dimensional artwork by local artists, including some primitive paintings by the pioneer of island art. Lovely small museum store. Bring a water bottle; there is NO water fountain. I found an office staff person and asked for directions to the water fountain. Instead, she filled a clear glass of water cooler water and gave it to me!

1  Thank waltzlover
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is an amazing experience with knowledgeable staff. A wonderful venue showcasing amazing art. A comfortable yet contemporary and elegant setting. Enjoy visitors and residents alike!

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Reviewed 17 April 2013

Very well planned and open galleries with space for meetings. The gardens are also well laid out. Plenty of parking space. Interesting exhibitions.

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Reviewed 3 December 2012

The gallery is well laid out with plenty of space on both floors with different exhibits downstairs on rotation and upstairs given over to permanent art of the Caymans.However there is so much space you feel like they could make better use of it and it feels quite bare as you walk around.

The visit will take you 20 minutes at very best and I actually found wandering the gardens and looking a the sculptures more interesting than the actual gallery.

Given that the gallery is relatively new, there is still plenty of time for it to grow and mature into an excellent place for anyone who visits or lives on the island.

Worth visiting if you're passing by and being only a couple of minutes from Camana Bay, it would be rude not to, especially as admission is free.

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