The National Gallery Takes Art on the Road!
This year the National Gallery is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and as part of the anniversary celebrations has partnered with Digicel to take art on the road! Reaching every school in the Cayman Islands, including the sister islands, NGCI curators and educators are bringing prints from the National Art Collection that illustrate important elements of the islands’ maritime history.
NGCI Director and Curator, Natalie Urquhart explains, “As islanders, our national identity is intrinsically tied to the surrounding ocean and our current exhibitions, featured artists, and latest initiative to bring ‘Art on the Road’ explore this evolving relationship, honouring our history while critically engaging with how the future may be shaped. It is fitting that we launch such an important year in the history of the National Gallery with a reflection on this aspect of our cultural heritage and look forward to engaging with school children across the Cayman Islands as part of the exciting programming schedule.”
“Thanks to the generous support from Digicel we are able to connect with the next generation of young creatives and break free of the confines of the gallery space to bring free art lessons directly to students, making for some memorable learning opportunities,” adds NGCI Assistant Curator, Kerri-Anne Chisholm.
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