Bermuda National Gallery
Lisa Howie, Sophie Cressall
- The only book on this fascinating collection available outside the museum
Seven hundred miles at sea, Bermuda is a unique island with a complex history and a strong identity. The island’s earliest art forms are architecture and decorative arts, with topographical military drawings and portraiture arriving with itinerant artists. The swift evolution to modern expressions, catalysed by economic forces and the rise of international tourism, saw considerable artistic attention given to the landscape. Only later did artists address socio-political issues in their artworks.
Published in celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary, this lively, beautifully illustrated volume provides an introduction to the Bermuda National Gallery which houses Bermuda’s unique national art collection. Reflecting the island’s mixed heritage of cultures, including European, African and Caribbean influence, the book outlines Bermuda’s art history and the diversity of its fascinating culture. With an accessible text and 80 illustrations, this book will appeal to tourists, art historians and anyone interested in the island of Bermuda.
Lisa Howie is the Executive Director of the Bermuda National Gallery. Sophie Cressall is the Chief Curator at the Bermuda National Gallery.