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Nassau, N.P.
The Bahamas

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Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Events

Shepherding Courage an artists’ talk to support “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism”
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Shepherding Courage an artists’ talk to support “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism”

On Friday, December 15th, starting at 6 p.m. The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites the general public to the first artists’ talk and gallery walk for our new exhibition “Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism,” with Dionne Benjamin-Smith, Jace McKinney, Samantha Moree and Allan P. Wallace.

Followed by artists' walkthrough.

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Member's Exclusive: Methods in Ethereal Beauty w/ Jace McKinney
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Member's Exclusive: Methods in Ethereal Beauty w/ Jace McKinney

On Monday, December 18th, members at every level are invited to engage in a one-of-a-kind evening with one of The Bahamas most promising young artists. 

Methods in Ethereal Beauty is a members-only workshop, with Bahamian artist Jace McKinney and will take participants on a journey through his artistic process, then guide them through the creation of a unique painting that explores individual ideas of beauty and spirituality.

 

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Opening Reception for Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism + Unveiling of The Gates Commission
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception for Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism + Unveiling of The Gates Commission

On Thursday December 14th, 2017, The NAGB opens, Medium: Practices and Routes of Spirituality and Mysticism. Program begins at 6:00 p.m. with the unveiling of the museum's newest addition to the National Collection: The Gates Commission, by master metalsmith Tyrone Ferguson. They and of course, the exhibition are a must see. 

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NAGB Film Series presents "Fish Tank" 
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

NAGB Film Series presents "Fish Tank" 

On Thursday, December 7th, at 7 p.m. the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas takes a cinematic trip to the gritty public housing projects of Essex in the East of England. “ ish Tank," directed by Andrea Arnold, is a film of uncompromising intensity. The movie follows a troubled fifteen-year-old girl, Mia, in her attempts to navigate her life while being brought up in a hostile environment. It’s a film that rages with anger as we watch a young girl struggling with her emerging womanhood and fierce desire to escape her bleak lot in life.
 

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The language in the film is very strong and is rated R. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. NOTE: If it rains we will host the screening inside the gallery space.  Come out and spend this wonderful fall evening with us.

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Women's Wednesdays Women & Money: Relationship and Practice
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays Women & Money: Relationship and Practice

As the holidays approach, money comes to the forefront of our minds as we consider home improvements, decorations, gift-giving, and resolutions for the new year. It's a great time to look at our spending and saving habits alongside our real earnings. We need to set time aside to identify priorities, create budgets, and scrutinize our thoughts and feelings about money and how they have contributed to current financial standing. Our conversation will be guided by these questions:

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Our conversation will be guided by these questions:

- What is financial management?

- What does a healthy relationship with money look like? 

- How can we build independent wealth? What should we consider before investing?

- How may couples determine how much each person contributes to expenses?

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NAGB Store Pre-Season Sale
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

NAGB Store Pre-Season Sale

Getting ready for your holiday shopping? Well, the National Art Gallery may have the perfect gift. This Saturday, December 2nd, NAGB members receive a 25% discount and non-members 10% off their entire purchase at the Mixed Media Store! Stop by the gallery and see us during our normal business hours, 10 am-5 pm, to snag some fantastic deals. Oh, and did we mention the "Grab Bag”, where you can win additional discounts or even a FREE gift? This December, there are so many reasons to visit the NAGB. Join us!

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Day of Silence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Day of Silence for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

We recognize International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of #16Days of Activism to End Gender Violence with #DayOfSilence. Join Equality Bahamas in sharing the weight of women and girls’ untold stories, recognizing the difficulty of reporting or talking about ongoing or past experiences of violence. 

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NAGB Film Series presents the award winning "La Haine"
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

NAGB Film Series presents the award winning "La Haine"

On Thursday, November 23rd, at 7 pm The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas presents the gritty, black and white French film, "La Haine" (Hate).  The film follows the lives of three young men struggling to come to terms with their anger after a riot, and frustration with the Police and a system that doesn’t know how to cope with the inequalities of modern French life.

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Women's Wednesdays "From Reflection to Action: Women's Political Participation"
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays "From Reflection to Action: Women's Political Participation"

This conversation centers around women's political participation, particularly in the wake of bids for leadership by former FNM MP and Deputy Leader Loretta Butler-Turner and current PLP MP Glenys Hanna-Martin and the responses to their audacity. We will look at where we've come from, where we are now, and where we need to go. Beyond a general review, we will begin to create a strategy for Bahamian women interested in increasing and improving our political participation and its impact. It is the beginning of a process.

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Open Studio and Artist Talk with Melissa Alcena
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

"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
6:00 PM18:00

"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
10:00 AM10:00

"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
6:00 PM18:00

"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
6:00 PM18:00

#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
6:00 PM18:00

#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
7:00 PM19:00

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
8:00 PM20:00

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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