Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
Admission to the museum is free.
Guided tours available by appointment. Facilities available for rental.
Established in 1996, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) is a vibrant arts organisation. The 9,000sq ft gallery is home to a growing permanent collection of significant Caymanian works of art and hosts eight major exhibitions annually.
The NGCI Permanent Collection
Loosely assembled by decade, the collection traces a historical and stylistic journey. Starting with the visionary markings of Miss Lassie, to the early work of realist painters who sought to capture “the islands time forgot”, on to the early 1990s when local art was influenced by the changing realities of the time and through to the multi-disiplinary contemporary art currently being created. These works tell the story of Caymanian art and provide the visual record of a growing country.
NGCI hosts up to eight temporary exhibitions a year, including group shows, international exhibitions and works by established artists
Café, Shop & Gardens
Take a wander around the sculpture garden and enjoy a coffee break or lunch before purchasing a Cayman-produced memento from the Gallery Shop.
The NGCI website is the largest resource about Caymanian art in the world. You can enjoy virtual exhibition tours, download lesson plans an art activities, or view 200+ artworks from the National Art Collection.
The gallery's busy schedule includes over 25 art programmes per month and several large scale community arts events and festivals per annum.
Very nice representation of local art past and present. Housed in a new very nice building. Totally worth the visit and planning to go back.Posted by (Gena Walker) from Kansas City, Cayman Islands