The National Gallery’s Art of Stamps’ exhibition opens Thursday at 6pm thanks in large part to the sponsorship of Butterfield Bank (Cayman) Ltd. and the hard work and research of its co-curators David Bridgeman and Ivan Burges.
Few works of art in the Cayman Islands enjoy as vast an audience as stamps and the subject matter that our stamps have covered over the last few decades illustrates an informative cross-section of Caymanian life, art, culture and heritage.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt once noted ‘Stamp art dispels boredom, enlarges our vision, broadens our knowledge, makes us better citizens, and in innumerable ways enriches our lives.’
The Art of the Stamps will comprise original artworks created for the Post Office by local artists, illustrators and photographers as well as first-day covers and historical equipment related to the field. In order to achieve this end the Gallery will collaborate with the Post Office, the National Archives, the National Museum and other entities to ensure that we cover the widest gamut possible in an informed way.