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.
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.