The Bacardi Collections Series

In Partnership with BNG

We are pleased to present The Shadow Land: Cape Dorset Prints from the Bacardi Collection, which opens to the public on Thursday, July 8th. The exhibition, which focuses on stone cut prints produced in Cape Dorset, Nunavut, in the Arctic territories of Canada in the 1960s, is the first in the Bacardi Collections Series, a new partnership between BNG and the largest privately held spirits company in the world. 

Founded in Cuba in 1862, the company moved its global headquarters to Bermuda in 1965 after the family fled into exile. The Bacardi family has been collecting art since the 1800s. Their collection, which is overseen by an in-house archivist, numbers almost seven hundred artworks and includes masterpieces of both Cuban and European art, which are displayed in company offices around the world.

Bacardi’s art collection has always been a private passion enjoyed by staff and visitors. In this new partnership with the BNG, Bacardi is sharing artworks from its collection with Bermuda. Building on 24 years of Bacardi’s sponsorship of the Bermuda Biennial, the Bacardi Collections Series showcases the family’s art by presenting a selection of works on loan from the striking, Mies van der Rohe-designed, Bacardi global headquarters in Hamilton.

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The Shadow Land: Cape Dorset Prints from the Bacardi Collection opens on Thursday, July 8th in the Upper Mezzanine Gallery and runs through to the end of the year. An official opening reception will be held in September.