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Experiencing Caribbean Culture Through Art

In addition to food tours and festivals, local art is another great way to learn about a country’s history and culture. The next time you visit a Caribbean country – or for those already at home looking for something new to do – stop by a local art gallery and experience a less common part of travel.

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From “Ace of Spades” Exhibit at National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB)

Viewing the past, present and, in some cases the future through artistic expression can give deeper insight into a country’s social, political and cultural climate. Art is often a catalyst for conversation and Caribbean Art – with its vibrant use of colours and textures and contexts, both traditional and contemporary – will get you talking.

So take a few hours away from the beaches, and fish fry and the usual local haunts, and seek our a local art gallery or two.  No doubt you will leave enriched, intrigued and more appreciative of local culture.