According to the Cayman Compass, the travel and lifestyle newswire News Americas Now has listed the Cayman Islands National Gallery as one of the Caribbean’s top five museums to visit. The other four are the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba (ranked number one in the list); the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce, Puerto Rico; the Terramar Museum in Bonaire; and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in Bermuda.
In a news release, gallery director Natalie Urquhart said being on the list shows the gallery is elevating its profile. “We are delighted to receive this positive regional recognition,” Ms. Urquhart said. “Hopefully, this news will now will drive more and more visitors to the Cayman Islands and to the gallery to experience our unique cultural environment and story.”
The National Museum of Fine Arts in Cuba ranked number one in the list, followed by the Museo de Arte de Ponce in Ponce in Puerto Rico, the Terramar Museum in Bonaire, and the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in Bermuda.
The Cayman Islands National Gallery, which was established in 1997, moved into its current multipurpose facility on Esterley Tibbetts Highway in 2012. It promotes local and international visual arts and curates up to six exhibitions each year.
For more information, see https://www.caymancompass.com/2018/04/23/caymans-national-gallery-among-top-5-in-caribbean/