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Hydes’ career arc revealed in retrospective

In the 1960s, artist Bendel Hydes was painting images of Cayman homesteads, often with a touch of impressionistic foliage on the edges. By the...

Personal stories drive marketing success

Patrice Donalds, adjunct marketing instructor at the International College of the Cayman Islands, assembled a panel of marketing professionals to explore the role personal stories have in promoting goods and services or driving change.

National Gallery acquires four new pieces

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands has four new works to add to its collection. Each piece of artwork is by a significant Caymanian artist working in a contemporary context.

National Gallery hopes to raise international profile with exhibit

Five years ago, when Natalie Urquhart went to an art conference in Guyana, it was hard to find respect. “No one really knew there was an art scene in Cayman,” said the director of the Cayman Islands National Gallery.

Cayman’s National Gallery among top 5 in Caribbean

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.

Urquhart elected to lead regional museum association

The director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, Natalie Urquhart, has been elected as president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean.

Constitutional Commission renews call for Advisory District Councils

Cayman’s three-member Constitutional Commission on Thursday called for creation of Advisory District Councils as part of efforts marking the annual “Day of Democracy” on Sept. 15.

Culture Minister Dwayne Seymour opens exhibition for Simon Tatum

An exhibit by Simon Tatum was formally opened at the Cayman Islands National Gallery by newly appointed Culture Minister Dwayne Seymour Thursday evening.

International forum tilts focus toward Caribbean artists

Caribbean art and artists took center stage before an international audience of museum curators Thursday at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. The gallery played host to the third annual “Tilting Axis” conference, an effort between ARC Magazine and Fresh Milk Art Platform to turn the spotlight on Caribbean creatives

Art hits the road in Little Cayman

Youngsters in Little Cayman got an up-close encounter with the National Gallery’s permanent collection in early April, thanks to a new program that takes artwork on the road.

Afternoon tea raises funds for National Gallery

Ariane Dart’s 14th annual tea party took on an Irish flair Friday, in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. Many of the afternoon’s 180 female guests arrived at the Coral Beach Cottage Garden dressed in green, ready to bid on eight auction items to benefit the National Gallery.

Exploring ‘The Art of the Cayman Islands’

Somewhere between 2008 and 2012, Randy Chollette’s brain exploded. It remains a mystery as to what happened, but National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (NGCI) Director Natalie Urquhart may know. In her superb, 100-page “The Art of the Cayman Islands,” Ms. Urquhart curates dozens and dozens of pictures - bright, concise and detailed photographs of artwork drawn from NGCI’s permanent collection and unnamed “private holdings.”

Museum conference explores role of cultural heritage

The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosted the 27th Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of the Caribbean this week, welcoming delegates from across the Caribbean, U.K., Canada and the U.S.

21 receive Cayman National Cultural Foundation awards

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation’s National Arts and Culture Awards recognized 21 individuals at the Harquail Theatre last week.

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