Voted Best Museum in the 2022 Best of Bermuda Awards, the Bermuda National Gallery houses Bermuda’s national art collection and presents innovative exhibitions and programming for every member of your family.
A dynamic institution with an energetic staff and volunteer team, the contemporary art museum delivers world-class art and culture experiences in the heart of Hamilton.
Free admission for 2023 is made possible by the Christian Humann Foundation.
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 2pm
BNG provides a national platform for Bermudian art and artists, presenting their work alongside international exhibitions. Private tours of current exhibitions can be arranged. Please call ahead to book in advance.
Opening in the BNG Project Space this month is Kinesis, an installation by former Bermuda Biennial artist Catherine Lapsley. For this project, the artist will expand, experiment, and explore one of her signature paintings into an immersive room installation.
On through to September 30
This exhibition, which is sponsored by Butterfield, presents a selection of photographs and a short film by the internationally renowned Bermuda-based marine researcher, photographer and filmmaker which underscore the importance of ocean conservation.
On through September 23
Bringing together an unparalleled selection of works from the Green family collection by artists such as Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland and Bridget Riley, Simplicity of Form examines the development of abstract art and its seismic impact on contemporary Western Art.
On through to October 28
With an instinctive eye for framing the shot and playing with visual cues, Richard Saunders (Bermudian, 1922 -1987) applied an artist’s approach to documentary photography. His striking black and white photographs provide a unique way of seeing.
On through to June 15
The Bermuda National Gallery is a space that facilitates the sharing of ideas, dialogue and discussion.
The gallery hosts a range of engaging exhibitions, events and programmes for all ages.
Join fellow members and BNG Trustee Mitchell Klink for a private tour of The Ocean They Inhabit: Photographs by Andrew Stevenson. Tours will be held on Saturdays, June 3 and June 10. Spaces are limited.
Join artist and educator Richard Sutton for a six-week evening class focusing on figure drawing using charcoal. Classes, which are held in the gallery after hours, will feature both still life set ups and a live model.
Join us for a talk by internationally renowned Bermuda-based marine researcher, photographer and filmmaker Andrew Stevenson who will be discussing the behaviour of humpback whales in Bermuda’s waters.
Explore the possibilities of digital artmaking with BNG’s signature summer camp programme which returns for July and August with a focus on animation, digital painting and photo bashing for children aged 11 to 14.
See artist Catherine Lapsley at work in the BNG Project Space as she begins the installation of Kinesis, which expands, experiments and explores one of her signature paintings into an enveloping room installation.
Open exclusively to members, the BNG Urban Sketch Club meets on the first Saturday of each month from 11am – 1pm. Participants meet in different locations around Hamilton to sketch from life and share creative community.
Enjoy a range of interviews with local artists and creatives in Stories, the Bermuda National Gallery’s editorial section.
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Work in Progress
Kinesis by Catherine Lapsley Catherine Lapsley first began working on her In My Life series a decade ago. The paintings, which follow a strict grid system infused with splashes of bold colour, began as an exploration of the contrast between structure and movement. Earlier this week Catherine began work on
The Ocean They Inhabit Andrew Stevenson first began researching humpback whales almost two decades ago after he and his then two-year-old daughter Elsa spotted a whale breaching off Grape Bay, close to their home. She asked him why the whale had jumped out of the water. That simple question –
The Ocean They Inhabit Thank you to everyone who joined us for last week for the opening of The Ocean They Inhabit. The photographs in the exhibition, which were taken by Andrew Stevenson over a two-day encounter with the same pair of whales, capture the majestic grace of the humpbacks in
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Members enjoy unlimited free access to the gallery, a discount on all BNG events and education programmes as well as exclusive invitations to exhibition openings.
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