Not every vacation is centered on lounging by the pool and sipping cocktails. Travelers have the luxury of tailoring their adventure to fit their interests. When visiting The Caymans, animal lovers may seek wildlife excursions, while athletes hunt for hikes and sporting activities. If you are an art aficionado, The Caymans has something for you, too. Exploring art from different regions is a great way to learn about the culture and heritage of the people. Local artists exemplify the daily life of the region and invite visitors to take a peek inside their world.
National Gallery Of The Cayman Islands
The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is devoted to “protecting Caymanian art for future generations.” The gallery manages, conserves, and exhibits the National Art Collection, as well as hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. Visitors will find many types of media curated from artists over the past 40 years. Each artist uniquely captures how they have experienced, and viewed, life in The Caymans. From paintings and sculptures, to hand-woven and clay creations, the beauty of the permanent collection is comparable to the outdoor beauty of The Caymans, admired by visitors every day.
Mind’s Eye – The Visionary World of Miss Lassie
Spearheaded by the Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF), Miss Lassie’s house has been preserved and opened to the public since December 2012. The work of Gladwyn K. “Lassie” Bush, a 4th generation Caymanian, has received global acclaim and can be admired in, Jamaica ,The United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and The Cayman Islands. Visitors to The Cayman Islands can take a journey through the home of Miss Lassie through a guided tour at Mind’s Eye – The Visionary World of Miss Lassie hosted by the CNCF. The home’s ceilings and walls are covered with the unique paintings of Miss Lassie. The house has also been staged to resemble what it may have looked like when Miss Lassie and her family resided there.
The art of The Caymans is unmistakable. Through the rich, vibrant colors of paintings and the handmade crafts used in everyday life, the local artists have captured their memories to share with visitors from all over. If you love art, or are just looking for a break from the sun, take a trip to one of these art museums and experience a close encounter with the culture of The Caymans.