On Thursday August 31st at 8 p.m. the NAGB will present "Ali: Fear Eats The Soul". A German film from director Rainer Werner Fassbinder; presents a story that on its surface deals with two people from different cultures falling in love, and the ripples of conflict they create amongst their friends and family.
As a former colony, the Bahamian people are well versed in the effects of colonialism. It is this theme that African writer and director Ousmane Sembène explores in rich detail in his 1966 film Black Girl.
On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 from 5:30 onwards the BaSHRA presents, Beyond Genitals: An Exploration of Sexuality. Kevon Lightbourne will lead a discussion around the emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social aspects of sex, and the total experience of being male and female.
#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.
NAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp Exhibition 2017: A Journey Through Time: Telling Our Story with Art
The NAGB Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC), revamped in 2015, serves as an access point for all kids, aged 5 to 18, to Bahamian art and its history. Come see the fantastic work of these young artists! The MMASC Exhibition opens on Tuesday August 1st, and runs until August 28th.
Crime is an issue that affects us all in The Bahamas. On Thursday, July 27th at 8 p.m. the NAGB will screen the 1948 Italian masterpiece, Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves."
#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.
"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.
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.
The opening preview reception of Gabrielle Banks’ “The Mark of a Woman’ will take place on Thursday, June 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served at the event. Come out and celebrate one of The Bahamas’ most exciting emerging artists.
On Thursday, June 15, starting at 7 p.m. the NAGB will hold a conversation on the evolution of the built environment in The Bahamas with George V. Cox, Pat Rahming and Teran Nicholls in support of "George Cox: The Unseen Structure" through the lens of John Cox currently on view through July 9th, 2017.
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.
After ten years of living away, of coming home, of imagining and re-imagining, writing and re-writing, gathering all the feedback of so many generous readers and writers, and then writing some more, my collection of short stories Helen Klonaris' book "If I Had the Wings" is complete.
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.
On Thursday, May 18th at 8 p.m. the NAGB presents "Modern Times." The last film to feature the Tramp character and the first time Chaplin is heard on film.
#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.
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.
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.
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.
This year at the NAGB, our easter egg workshop will be Junkanoo themed! Your young one will get to paste and decorate Faberge (Fa-bur-jay) inspired eggs, constructed from traditional Junkanoo building materials. Cost: $12 (includes workshop, egg hunt, snack and drink) Age: open to children of all ages
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".
The NAGB Film Series continues with part one of Scorsese's Masterpiece, The Last Temptation of Christ on Thursday March 30th, starting at 7pm.
NE8 participating artist, Attila Feszt will hold open studios and an informal artist talk in the Project Space Room to speak about his latest project 'Fake Plastic Trees'. The talk will happen on Saturday, March 11th, from 4-6pm.
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.
On Friday, February 24th, the NAGB in collaboration with Hillside House will stage a closing event to mark the end of the National Exhibition 8 OFFsite exhibition. The event will feature an artists’ talk with participating artists Del Foxton, Keisha Oliver, Cynthia Rahming, Alicia Wallace, and Natalie Willis.
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.
On February 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.
Sign up for our NE 8 workshop, Just Another Version of You: Workshop held by NE participating artist Dede Brown. The workshop will take place on Feb 4th, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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.