Our History

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art is a not for profit organisation, which means that our funding comes from friends in the community and abroad. We rely entirely on the generosity of others, through donations, our volunteer programme and membership.

Part of our mission is to build a major collection, not only of Bermuda art from the past, but also one that embodies the artists of today, as well as a vision for the future. By embracing all art forms, we hope to encourage artists from both Bermuda and abroad to develop their talents in our inspirational island setting. We also encourage the repatriation of works of art inspired by the island, and welcome any gift that may enhance our Collection.

After twenty-one years of individual and corporate support, in March 2008, Masterworks opened the doors to Bermuda’s first ever purpose built museum in the Botanical Gardens. After years of being a nomadic collection, all the paintings are now under one climate controlled roof, in a world class museum with art storage facilities, a classroom, a main gallery, a smaller gallery dedicated to local artists and a members lounge, café and gift shop. This new museum is truly a cultural and historical treasure for Bermuda and her visitors and one that can only enhance our understanding of our culture and history.

If you are interested in supporting us, or becoming a member, you may call us directly on 299-4000.