The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) has reopened to visitors!
The NGCI is an inclusive place to celebrate Caymanian culture and art. Established in 1996, the NGCI is a non-profit organization run by the Ministry of Health and Culture. It has several permanent collections as well as temporary exhibitions. At the moment, the featured exhibits include the Island of Women exhibit, which examines the role of women in Caymanian society from the 1800’s to the mid-20th century, and a Bendel Hydes exhibit, who many see as the founding father of contemporary art in the Cayman Islands.
If you are still more comfortable exploring the gallery from your home, the NGCI is open for virtual tours of current and temporary exhibits, including the Art Under Lockdown exhibit, an exclusively online exhibition intended to capture the creativity of Caymanians who have turned to art as an outlet during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Entry to the NGCI is free, but the gallery asks that visitors book online ahead of time so to limit the number of people in the space for social distancing purposes.
Don’t miss out on this gem next time you visit Grand Cayman!