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Transforming Spaces Announces 2020 Tour

Boasting sixteen years as the premier art festival in The Bahamas, Transforming Spaces (TS) returns this spring to offer art enthusiasts, collectors and visitors alike another unique experience totally immersed in the contemporary Bahamian art scene.

Last week the TS Committee announced plans for its highly anticipated annual event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 28 – 29th, 2020. Although the event’s highlight is the art bus tour weekend, this year will include a series of events hosted by participating galleries leading up to the weekend–from curated walking tours, private and public openings, to artist talks, all culminating with an exciting closing event.

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The Magic School Bus Initiative: The Central Bank partners with the NAGB to encourage school tours

By Malika Pryor Martin. Thanks to the support and partnership of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce limited free bus service for primary and secondary school tours! At this time, the offer is available to all government schools in New Providence. “The Magic School Bus” Initiative, as it is affectionately titled, will facilitate the visitation of more than 800 students to The Bahamas’ preeminent arts institution.

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Experience your school tour in a whole new way

The NAGB has revamped its school tours to give students and teachers a truly comprehensive experience that goes beyond their visit to the Gallery. Our school tours are designed to stimulate curiosity, reinforce and augment curriculum-based learning, engage students in critical dialogue about the works they see, and bridge subjects so that students can experience artwork in its entirety – as a visual expression of historical, mythical, political, social, spiritual and personal narratives.

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Through the eyes of a tourist: Oh Island in the Sun, Funky Nassau

How much more value can we get out of tourism by really investing in Nassau and promoting small businesses like walking tours, garden cafes, and tea shops along with waterside bars? The longer we take to change the model of rot, the harder it is and the worse the actual situation gets. Why travel to downtown Paradise to see decay? Is it not better to remain locked in a resort or on a ship?

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The NAGB Mixed Medium Museum Store featured on Tru Bahamian Food Tours

Thanks so much for the hardworking team at Tru Bahamian Food Tours for remembering our Mixed Media Store! It means so much to us that there are proud Bahamians who are keen and passionate on promoting authentic and culturally rich experiences to both locals and visitors! See the feature on their website here:

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