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West and West Hill Streets
Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Events


#WomensWednesdays: Group Discussion: Women and Sex
Aug
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

#WomensWednesdays: Group Discussion: Women and Sex

#WomensWednesdays intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. It is a collaborative effort of Equality Bahamas and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas to create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.

The Women & Sex discussion centers women's health, focusing on care for the body, negotiating use of contraception, the definition and practice of consent, and ways to talk to young people about sex.

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#Women's Wednesdays: Sexuality and Online Harassment
Jul
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

#Women's Wednesdays: Sexuality and Online Harassment

#WomenWednesdays intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. It is a collaborative effort of Equality Bahamas and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas to create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.
 

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Opening Reception - Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand
Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Opening Reception - Double Dutch: Of Skin and Sand

"Of Skin and Sand," brings together Jamaican artist Leasho Johnson and Bahamian artist Edrin Symonette who have developed individual projects that speak towards issues of gender constructs, masculinity and sexuality within a Black Caribbean context. Boundaries are reinforced and broken down through societal and practical experimentations as they work in the NAGB's Ballroom to develop unique installations that dialogue with each other in confrontational and powerful ways.

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NAGB Film Series presents Black Narcissus
Jun
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

NAGB Film Series presents Black Narcissus

On Thursday, June 22nd at 8 p.m., the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will present Black Narcissus, the story of a group of nuns who struggle to establish a convent in the Himalayas. Temptation comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors, but never has it been illustrated so dramatically as was the case with this 1947 Oscar winning film.

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Open Studios and Artists' Talk with Blake Fox + Shanteena Simms
Jun
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open Studios and Artists' Talk with Blake Fox + Shanteena Simms

On Saturday, June 10th at 5 p.m. The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will welcome under our ongoing partnership with the University of The Bahamas Art Programme, Associate Professor, and artist Heino Schmid, in conversation with two emerging Long Island artists and budding educators, Blake Fox and Shanteena Simms.  Fox and Simms’ current exhibition “Again. Again. Again” is on view in the Project Space Room at the NAGB through Sunday, June 18th.

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Frame Building Workshop with Thierry Lamare
May
20
10:00am10:00am

Frame Building Workshop with Thierry Lamare

As a part of his retrospective, “Love, Loss and Life”, artist Thierry Lamare will share frame building techniques at a three-hour workshop at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Many of Lamare’s frames are built from found driftwood and crafted with a skill and attention to detail that is virtually flawless.

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Women's Wednesdays: Gender Equality Panel
May
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women's Wednesdays: Gender Equality Panel

#WomenWednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events will draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives. 

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The Unseen Structure Opening Reception
Apr
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Unseen Structure Opening Reception

A retrospective focusing on the works of Bahamian Civil and Structural Engineer George Victor Cox, The Unseen Structure opens at the NAGB on April 27th at 6:30 pm. The exhibition showcases several important sites of development across New Providence and several family islands. The Unseen Structure will be informed by collaborations with architect Teran Nicholls and Patrick Rahming, former associates of Cox along with contemporary artists, John Cox. 

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The NAGB Film Series presents the classic film, The Red Shoes
Apr
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

The NAGB Film Series presents the classic film, The Red Shoes

The classic film, The Red Shoes, a 1948 dripping with Technicolour masterpiece, attempts to answer that question. Part musical, part drama, and always entertaining, this restored gem is being presented by the NAGB on Thursday April 20th starting at 8pm. The screening is free and open to the public we will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and spend this wonderful Spring night with us.

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The NAGB participates in Transforming Spaces 2017
Apr
1
to Apr 2

The NAGB participates in Transforming Spaces 2017

On April 1st and 2nd, 2017, the NAGB will unveil our Permanent Exhibition with a new rehanging drawn from the National Collection, the Dawn Davies Collection and the D’Aguilar Art Foundation Collection. Revisiting An Eye for The Tropics will be specifically presented for Transforming Spaces 2017. Alongside that we will have Open Studios with Edrin Symonette who will be speaking about his NE8 Project "Residue of a Colonial Past".

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Picture Nassau: Photowalk and Workshop with Keisha Oliver
Feb
25
10:00am10:00am

Picture Nassau: Photowalk and Workshop with Keisha Oliver

Learn to slow down and really appreciate the details of your environment as a street photographer. Develop your skills of observation and embrace the art of story-telling through pictures. Keisha will take you on the streets of the West Hill community and pass on her tips and tricks of capturing the extraordinary in the everyday. You will meet at Hillside House to view her NE8 photography installation ‘Porch Conversations’ and discuss the approach to street photography. The group will take a 90-minute photowalk and return to share feedback. The final 30 minutes of the session will be dedicated to developing a collaborative work.

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The NAGB Fall/Winter Film series concludes with 'My Life As A Dog'
Feb
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

The NAGB Fall/Winter Film series concludes with 'My Life As A Dog'

The Fall/Winter series concludes on February 23rd with the eclectic 1985 Swedish film My Life As A Dog. The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, follows the adventures of young 12-year-old boy growing up in rural Sweden in the late 1950’s. My Life as a Dog, screens at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd. All films are free to attend and to make your experience that much more enjoyable; we will be offering popcorn and refreshments for sale. RSVP to let us know that you'll be watching with us.

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Bush Tea Sessions with Jeffrey Meris #2
Feb
2
11:00am11:00am

Bush Tea Sessions with Jeffrey Meris #2

For the next two Thursdays - February 2nd, and 9th - from 11 am- 12 pm and 12 pm - 1 pm,  NE8 participating artist Jeffrey Meris will invite an artist, activist, writer, or person of interest from the wider community to sit with him and have local tea and conversation about community, love, art and everything else going on in the world. 

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