Do you want to see the worlds first photo realistic painting? Incepted in 1987, on Bastille day, the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda is the island’s first purpose-built museum. Our mission is to enrich the community through the arts and education. The collection houses over 1,500 pieces of art dating as far back as the 1700s, including notable artists such as Winslow Homer, Albert Gleizes and Georgia O’Keefe.
In 2008, The Charman Prize was established with the opening of the museum and is a much-anticipated biennial community artwork competition judged by an international panel. Recently, Masterworks become the home of the electric Johnnie Walker statue, donated by Burrows Lightbourn Ltd. Keep Walking!
Located in a purpose-built world-class museum in what was once the Arrowroot Factory, in the Botanical Gardens, this state-of-the-art facility includes a climate-controlled roof, art storage facilities, the Main Gallery, the Rick Faries Gallery, Members’ Lounge, giftshop, and café. A cross-section of local artists displays works in shows monthly. The Main Gallery is changed seasonally.
Masterworks encourages artists from Bermuda and overseas to harness their talents in our island setting, with events such as Young @ Art and classes for adults, seniors, and children in various mediums for all levels of experience.
Situated perfectly in Masterworks, surrounded by lush gardens, the Salty Lime Café serves freshly brewed coffee, smoothies, juices, cocktails, Mexican-inspired breakfast and lunch using the island’s bright, seasonal ingredients. The Arrowroot Gift Shop boasts a unique selection of original pieces created in Bermuda in various mediums, plus vintage posters and artists’ prints, cards and books.
Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, the Salty Lime, and the Arrowroot Giftshop are open Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, and the facilities are wheelchair accessible. Entry is $10, students 12 to 18 $5, free for members and children under 12 years.