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Executive Director Opportunity

executive director Opportunity

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The NAGB is seeking an outstanding candidate to lead this high-functioning institution at a time when cultural leadership and community engagement are critical aspects of national development. The Executive Director (ED) is the Chief Executive of the NAGB and reports directly
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The Nation/The Imaginary Reading List

The Nation/The Imaginary
Reading List

last updated may 3, 2024

Explore a curated list of literary works that connect to themes in our current exhibition. Titles with asterisks are available for purchase in our Museum Store!

 No Vacancy in Paradise (2001), Patricia Glinton-Meicholas    

“The Dreamers”, found in If I had the Wings (2017), Helen Klonaris   

How to be A True-True Bahamian (1994), Patricia Glinton-Meicholas*

“The Impossible Garden” found in WomanSpeak Journal (2012), Lynn Sweeting  

“Sonnet for the Moon”  found in WomanSpeak Journal (2012) Lynn Sweeting   

Gun Boys Rapsody (2015), Ian Strachan*

Woman Take Two (1987), Telcine Turner-Rolle  


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Vantage: Justin Benjamin

Justin Benjamin explores interiority in Vantage

Amaani Hepburn • Apr 15, 2024

Justin Benjamin is a painter who primarily works out of his studio in New Providence. Most of his painting scenes depict life on family islands he has frequented throughout his life – Eleuthera, Long Island, and Abaco – and his works place the audience squarely in the perspective of the intimate voyeur. In his book Vermeer and the Delft School (2001), scholar Walter A. Liedtke describes Vermeer as “a perceptive invader of privacy.

As the intimate voyeur, Benjamin acts as an observer of the unperceived, mundane,

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NAGB x Tin Ferl: Open Call

Open Call: The Pink Guardian of Paradise Park

New Deadline: Jun 1, 2024

Are you ready to embark on a mission that challenges the status quo and sparks a wave of change? Tin Ferl—in collaboration with the NAGB, Sand Dollar, and New Providence Ecology Park—invites you to dive deep into the heart of artistic expression and environmental advocacy through our sculpture project.
We’re on a quest to revolutionize perceptions and ignite conversations about ocean plastics in The Bahamas. Do you feel any guilt when you throw away food packaging? Well, we do and we want to plant this
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Environmental Force: On Abstraction and the Nature of Survival

Environmental Force:
On Abstraction and the Nature of Survival

Letitia Pratt • Mar 27, 2024

“In the piece, environments overlap in energetic combustion: the blue of the sea, the white of the clouds, the green of the trees all bounce around and move through each other within the frame.”

"Environmental Force" (2005), Kendal Hanna, 47" x 35". The National Collection.

Between the years of 2004 and 2005, The Bahamas was hit by three devastating hurricanes: the subsequent destructions of the twin storms Frances and Jeanne in late 2004, and then almost a year later, Hurricane Wilma in 2005. These three

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National Exhibition Eleven Call for Works

National Exhibition 11
call for works

Deadline: Jul 4, 2024

“A community has one of three options for developing its vision. Unfortunately, two of the three don’t work. You see, the first institution we look to develop vision is politics. Well unfortunately, politics is the institution of the past. Everything about politics is its relationship to what has happened. The second institution we look to figure out where we are going to go is journalism. Unfortunately, journalism is the institution of the present. Its job is to tell us what is

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