Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (MMBA)

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Housed in a former arrowroot-processing factory, this nonprofit art gallery displays paintings, prints, sketches and photographs, mostly by Bermudian artists. There are also Bermudian-inspired works by non-local artists and antique maps of the island. Local art, cedar artifacts and maps are available for purchase at the excellent gift shop on-site. The gallery runs workshops and art camps for kids and stages exhibitions by up-and-coming young artists several times a year.

Outside is a stylized metal sculpture that pays tribute to John Lennon's 1980 stay in Bermuda. He recorded Double Fantasy here, naming it after a flower he came across in the Botanical Gardens.

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