Adult & Public Programs

The NAGB also has an extensive public program schedule, community and regional projects and partnerships, arts education workshops and a free public art library.

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is dedicated to its mission to educate, uplift and inspire audiences and creative communities through providing engaging adult learning and public programs. Programs currently include artists talks, informal scholarly panel discussions, lectures, symposia, and much more. These programs are focused on adult learning and are spearheaded by the incredible Curatorial Team at the NAGB which includes the Associate Curator, Richardo Barnett ([email protected]) and Assistant Curator, Natalie Willis ([email protected]). For general inquiries on our adult learning and public programs please contact us at 328-5800.

We gratefully acknowledge the individuals, foundations, corporations and public agencies who make our Adult and Public Education programs possible.

Art, Culture and Exchange (ACE) Series

The Curatorial team at the NAGB presents the Art, Culture and Exchange (ACE) Series. NAGB’s curatorial practice is built upon notions of art having multiple entry points of analysis that leads to dynamism in interpretation. This series fosters healthy spaces for reciprocation, discourse and debate among scholars, critics, and curators through public lectures, informal talks and symposia. Here we offer diverse perspectives and exciting interpretations of art, social/global issues and innovations in culture. The ACE Series continues the museum’s mission to educate, uplift and inspire audiences and creative communities through providing engaging adult learning programming.

Blank Canvas

Hosted by NAGB’s previous Executive Director, Amanda Coulson, this stimulating series offers one-hour lively discussions with emerging and mature artists, talking about the artistic process and contemporary visual culture in The Bahamas, the wider Caribbean as well as the international stage. Blank Canvas features guests including contemporary artists, curators, writers, collectors, patrons and scholars from The Bahamas and overseas.

(Blank Canvas airs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday on Guardian Radio 96.9 FM).

NAGB Public Programs

NAGB hosts a slate of exciting public programs centred on our exhibition programming which includes, but is not limited to, panel discussions, workshops, lectures and much more.

“I think it’s time for Bahamians to really understand the depth and complexity of their own history. Bahamian culture and identity may not be something that can be articulated in precise ways because it is a prismatic identity. It’s not singular, and we need to understand the complexity of that.”

— Dr. Erica M. James, Art Historian and Curator