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

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Exhibitions

National Exhibition 8
Dec
15
Apr 16

National Exhibition 8

  • The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (T1 + T2 galleries)

The National Art Gallery of the Bahamas will open the Eighth National Exhibition (NE8) on December 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm.  The National Exhibition 8 will be on view through April 16th, 2017.

MAXAMOS: A Tale of Two Paradises
Mar
27
Apr 21

MAXAMOS: A Tale of Two Paradises

  • Hope Town, Abaco The Bahamas

Family Island access to the National Collection is of immense importance to the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB). To answer the call of sharing Bahamian art with every citizen possible, the NAGB developed a travelling exhibition using the works of two iconic Bahamian masters, Maxwell Taylor and Amos Ferguson. This spring, MAXAMOS travels to the Abacos. We are grateful to the Hummingbird Cottage Arts Centre in Hope Town, our island partner, for being a magnificent host.

NE8: Edrin Symonette: "Residues of A Colonial Past"
Mar
28
Apr 30

NE8: Edrin Symonette: "Residues of A Colonial Past"

  • nassau the Bahamas

Participating NE8 artist, Edrin Symonette's exhibition Residues of a Colonial Past will be on view at the NAGB from March 23rd - April 16, 2017, with a preview evening on  March 31st to coincide with Transforming Spaces 2017.

Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics
Mar
31
Feb 18

Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics

  • NAGB (Permanent Exhibition)

The new permanent exhibition, Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics, reconsiders both the National Collection and local private collections in regards to the colonial gaze and our post-colonial lives today, and features the work of over 20 artists. Opening March 31, 2017 Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics is a look into how our visual representation as a nation throughout history has been shaped as a result of the desires of colonial era tourism.

Thierry Lamare Retrospective: Love, Loss and Life
Apr
27
Sep 10

Thierry Lamare Retrospective: Love, Loss and Life

  • NAGB: (Temporary Gallery 2)

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas will produce and present a retrospective of Thierry  Lamare's work entitled, "Love, Loss and Life. The exhibition opens on April 27th and runs through September 10, 2017 and features over 90 works from several local, regional and international collectors. 

George Cox - The Unseen Structure
Apr
27
Jul 2

George Cox - The Unseen Structure

  • NAGB (T1/Ballroom)

A retrospective focusing on the works of Bahamian Civil and Structural Engineer George Cox, The Unseen Structure 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. Artists and collaborations in the exhibition will function as a way to strip away that layer, barrier, and partition with the people who live in an environment and the apparatus of it being.


NE8: Attila Feszt: "Fake Plastic Trees"
Feb
21
Mar 19

NE8: Attila Feszt: "Fake Plastic Trees"

  • NAGB (Project Space Room)

As a component of the National Exhibition 8, the PS Room will house three special projects and this month we continue with Abaco based artist Attila Feszt' "Fake Plastic Trees" which will be on view from February 21 through March 19, 2017.

NE8: Jeffrey Meris "Asue: 20/20"
Jan
21
Feb 12

NE8: Jeffrey Meris "Asue: 20/20"

  • The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

As a component of the National Exhibition 8, the PS Room will house three special projects starting with Jeffrey Meris' "Asue" 20/20" from January 21 through February 12, 2017.

Chantal Bethel: Holey Space
Oct
27
Jan 7

Chantal Bethel: Holey Space

In Chantal Bethel’s Holey Space, we honor the matriarch, goddess, Atabey as she hunts, gathers, protects and glistens like gold in the shine of the sun. She is unmovable; the heroine, mother and the centre of her parable. Here she is already fiction, already lost, the frame of her body writhing on history pages, withering away slowly from our collective memory and what we are left with are traces.

Holey Space will be on view in the Project Space (PS) Room of the NAGB from October 27th through January 8, 2017.

From Columbus to Junkanoo
Apr
19
Mar 19

From Columbus to Junkanoo

  • NAGB (Permanent Exhibtion)

“From Columbus to Junkanoo” highlights the growth and divergence of Bahamian art beyond last century. We hope the showcase will challenge perspectives and assumptions and present a comprehensive representation of the different elements of the Bahamian story internally and with the world at large.