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

(242) 328-5800

Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Events

Open Studio and Artist Talk with Melissa Alcena
Nov
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Open Studio and Artist Talk with Melissa Alcena

Melissa Alcena will have a special viewing of her first solo exhibition 'Some (Re)assembly Required' in the NAGB Project Space Room on Saturday, November 4th from 5 - 7 p.m. The artist will also be involved in an informal artist talk starting at 5 pm with open studios directly after. 'Some (Re)assembly Required' runs through Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. The event is free and open to the public.

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Opening and Artists' Talk: Double Dutch - Re: Encounter
Oct
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Opening and Artists' Talk: Double Dutch - Re: Encounter

Re: Encounter brings together Dominican-born, New York-based artist Joiri Minaya and Bahamian artist Dede Brown who have developed individual projects that speak towards issues of being postcolonial subjects. Both practices use representations in nature and the feminised to confront patriarchy, the rigidity of history and the stronghold of colonial narratives.

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Women's Wednesdays: Bahamian Muslimah Identities
Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Women's Wednesdays: Bahamian Muslimah Identities

This conversation centers around gender, culture, and the construction of Bahamian Muslimah identities. There are approximately 350 persons who identify as Muslim in the Bahamas (Department of Statistics, Bahamas 2010; Masjid records). This minority religion includes an increasing population of young Bahamian women converts. What does is mean to be a Muslim Bahamian / Bahamian Muslim? The conversation will be followed by a projection of photographs documenting the Bahamian Muslim community then and now.

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"Print Like Max" Workshop in Exuma
Oct
4
9:30am 9:30am

"Print Like Max" Workshop in Exuma

Join Abby Smith and Jackson Petit from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas for a free printmaking workshop, exclusively for secondary school students, on the work and practice of Bahamian master artist Maxwell Taylor. Taylor is known for his woodcut prints, and this is a great chance to get an introduction to this very particular medium. 

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"MAX/AMOS" Exhibition Curator's Talk in Exuma
Oct
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

"MAX/AMOS" Exhibition Curator's Talk in Exuma

The public is invited to join Abby Smith and Jackson Petit from the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas for a presentation on the life and practice of Maxwell Taylor and Amos Ferguson - two of our master artists - and their interpretations of Bahamian everyday life. the talk will center on the ways that both artists work with the idea of The Bahamas as a paradise. This discussion aims to not only show how important these works are to how we view ourselves as Bahamians, but how we represent ourselves in light of our tourism industry.

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"Paint Like Amos" Workshop in Exuma
Oct
3
10:00am10:00am

"Paint Like Amos" Workshop in Exuma

Join Abby Smith And Jackson Petit From The National Art Gallery Of The Bahamas For A Free Painting Workshop For Primary And Secondary School Students, On The Work And Practice Of Bahamian Master Artist Amos Ferguson. We will be hosting two different painting sessions on October 3rd at the Activities Centre of The Exuma Foundation in Hoopers Bay. 

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"MAX/AMOS" Exhibition Opening in Exuma
Oct
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

"MAX/AMOS" Exhibition Opening in Exuma

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is very pleased to present the 'fairwell voyage' of our traveling exhibition, ‘Max/Amos: a tale of two paradises’, in Exuma. Featuring Bahamian master artists Maxwell Taylor and Amos Ferguson from the National Collection, this exhibition delves into the various aspects of Bahamian society and culture in relation to our global recognition as a paradise nation. Both Taylor and Ferguson get to the heart of Bahamian experience with a blunt honesty and sense of integrity to themselves as artists and Bahamians.It seems fitting to send off this exhibition in Exuma, the birthplace of Amos Ferguson, and acts as a bit of a homecoming for his work. Please join us at the Wenshua Gallery in George Town, Exuma from 6:00pm to 8:00pm for the opening of our last showing of this particular outreach exhibition - don't worry, there will be more to come!

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#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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