Brent Malone, 1979

Medium Wood, red hematite
Dimensions 60 x 36 in.
Accession Number 1979.206.1063
Classification Technology

Brent Malone (1941-2004)

Brent Malone is remembered as an entrepreneur and institution builder. He opened several galleries and stores in his lifetime, including:

• The Lof Gallery 1965-1970;
• The Matinee Art Gallery 1977-1980;
• The Temple Gallery 1981-1987;
• Marlborough Antiques and Temple merged in 1987 and remained functional until 2004;
• He also helped established The Ladder Gallery at New Providence Community Centre.

Malone’s contributions to Bahamian culture and art were not limited to the mere provision of physical locations to display art. He worked closely with cultural and educational institutions to create and enhance awareness of the visual arts. In 1978, he worked with Eddie Minnis to call for the reduction of import duty rates on art supplies and served as the chairman of the Bahamas.