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Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

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Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Exhibitions


Antillean: An Ecology
Dec
11
May 23

Antillean: An Ecology

  • NAGB: Temporary Gallery Two (t2)

For the past 11 years, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB)  has committed itself to fostering of local artists who continue to push the frontiers and foundations of culture across the islands.

Bahamian Domestic
Sep
11
May 10

Bahamian Domestic

  • NAGB: Permanent Exhibition (PE)

Bahamian Domestic highlights the growth and divergence of Bahamian art with the 50 years. Significantly, this exhibition focuses on the strong influence of the domestic sphere. As such, it is a testimony as to how Bahamians depict and reflect their understanding of their country and the world at large.

Ace of Spades: The Father of Modern Day Junkanoo
Apr
6
Jul 14

Ace of Spades: The Father of Modern Day Junkanoo

On January 4th, 2014, At the age of 72, Mr. Winston “Gus” Cooper, one of the founders of The Valley Boys Junkanoo group, passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital. On April 15th, 2014, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas opens a tribute show entitled, "The Ace of Spades – The Father of Modern Day Junkanoo," curated by the well-known Bahamian artist, Mr. John Beadle

Swan Song of The Flamingo — Kishan Munroe
Nov
21
Mar 16

Swan Song of The Flamingo — Kishan Munroe

Bahamian artist Kishan Munroe has crafted a multi-disciplinary, analytical  project that is not only designed to function as appealing visual, audio and literary arts, but which also simultaneously writes a major part of our nation’s history that has, for far too long, gone under-investigated contextually. This project uses the tragedy of the sinking of HMBS Flamingo of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force fleet on May 10, 1980, as a point of dissection and departure, to address further historical and cultural nuances that have shaped Bahamian culture and interactions with the Bahamas’ nearest neighbour. Designed to inspire critical analysis, this investigation comprises an international collaboration with a cadre of both nations’ leading authorities in social sciences and the arts.

With the unfolding of the series of incidents surrounding the sinking of HMBS Flamingo, the newly independent Commonwealth of The Bahamas, still in its infancy, was thrust into the global spotlight, finding itself having to deal with one of the most sensitive issues a country could possibly face at the time: the possibility of open war - war with a Communist country, well-provisioned militarily, during the height of the internationally tense “Cold War.” 

This in-depth investigation provides a much-needed contextual foundation. It is offered to increase comprehension in The Bahamas and beyond our shores of the socio-political and cultural climates at various points in time, which in some way contributed to or influenced the attack of Cuban military forces on HMBS Flamingo and subsequent related and extraordinary events. It is not the intention of Munroe of his collaborators to seek to place blame or unearth bitter sentiments, but rather to perpetuate the spirit of deliberative communication that both countries have fostered thus far and is ever important to the upward progress of mankind.

See images from the opening night: