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Bahamian art: Presenting. Uniting. Educating.

Events

Women's Wednesdays: Women's Bodily Autonomy
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays: Women's Bodily Autonomy

Parliamentary consultations on the decriminalization of abortion are taking place in Jamaica. It is important that we take time to consider where we are and where we need to go as a country and as a region regarding women’s bodily autonomy, including abortion. On April 3rd, we’ll be discussing consent, abortion rights, tubal ligation, contraception, and sexual education.

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What is consent? Who can give it, and when?
What impact does criminalized abortion have on women throughout the region?
How do these impacts change when we consider factors like economic status, age, and ability?
What role do reproductive rights play in the broader struggle for women’s liberation?
What are the different contraception methods available to women and how can we access these resources?
How can we use the conversation taking place in Jamaica and, subsequently, throughout the region, to advance the rights of women in The Bahamas?
How can we teach bodily autonomy to our children?
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Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.

#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.

Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.

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ACE Series presents Larry Ossei-Mensah- The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2019 and Beyond
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

ACE Series presents Larry Ossei-Mensah- The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2019 and Beyond

The NAGB presents the second instalment in our new Art, Culture and Exchange (ACE) Series, devoted to growing a healthy space for reciprocation, discourse and debate. This invitational brings established international artists, critics, and an extensive network of art professionals to present on their works in public lectures, informal talks and symposia. They will offer diverse perspectives and exciting interpretations of art, social/global issues, and innovations in culture.

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The ACE Series continues the museum’s mission to empower its creative community with opportunities to engage in transformative encounters, which hold the potential to change the lives of young people and our public through robust art education programmes.

For our second lecture, we welcome Ghanaian-American curator Larry Ossei-Mensah presenting on “The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2019 and Beyond”. Ossei-Mensah has designed a presentation highlighting the various ways artists, curators, and other art professionals can better understand and negotiate "their" art world and ecologies.

By developing strategies that highlight how "the game" is played and which mistakes to avoid, Ossei-Mensah seeks to share with the audience insights that he has amassed over the last decade to equip them with the tools and insights necessary to take more agency in their careers.

Biography:
Larry Ossei-Mensah, MOCAD’s Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator, uses contemporary art as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. The Ghanaian-American curator and cultural critic has organised exhibitions and programmes at commercial and nonprofit spaces around the globe from New York City to Rome in addition to documenting cultural happenings featuring the most dynamic visual artists working today such as Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Federico Solmi, and Kehinde Wiley. Ossei-Mensah is also the co-founder of ARTNOIR a global collective of culturalists who design multimodal experiences aimed to engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class.

In 2017, he was the Critic-in-Residence at ART OMI, and in 2019  he will serve as a curatorial mentor at the VisArt in Rockville, MD. He recently co-curated the solo exhibition of Allison Janae Hamilton’s work with Susan Cross at MASSMoCA entitled PITCH. Ossei-Mensah is also the recent recipient of the Warhol Foundation grant for $50K for his upcoming exhibition in spring/summer 2019 at MOAD in San Francisco entitled “Coffee, Rhum, Sugar, Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox” co-curated with Dexter Wimberly.  Follow him on Instagram/Twitter at @youngglobal.

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"Trans: A Migration of Identity" opens in Freeport
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

"Trans: A Migration of Identity" opens in Freeport

The NAGB team is taking the Inter-Island Travelling Exhibition to Grand Bahama for the second time this April! We were last in Grand Bahama in 2016 with “Max/Amos”, which was showcased at the Charles Hayward Library; now the NAGB's travelling exhibition programme is taking "Trans: A Migration of Identity” to our second city, where it will be on display at the Rand Nature Centre from April 5th- 26th, 2019. This unique initiative is accompanied by an extensive community outreach programme inclusive of our public mural programme, free workshops, a public talk, school visits (primary and secondary) and donations of museum literature for art teachers, schools and public libraries.

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In Conversation with Sonia Farmer and Shivanee Ramlochan
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

In Conversation with Sonia Farmer and Shivanee Ramlochan

The NAGB welcomes you to In Conversation with Sonia Farmer and acclaimed Trinidadian poet Shivanee Ramlochan on Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 7:00 pm.

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Farmer and Ramlochan will discuss their NE9 project 'The Red Thread Cycle' a collaborative artist book project. Shivanee Ramlochan’s first poetry collection, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting (Peepal Tree Press, 2017) has been met with overwhelming regional and international praise. The work catalogues sexual assault and its aftermath is not easy on the eye, heart, or gut—but we must be open to what the pain of these poems teach us about trauma and survival in the Caribbean.

Deserving a close and intimate reading, Sonia Farmer presents each of Ramlochan's seven poems as their book structures, letterpress-printed in a limited edition collection. Linked through repetitive imagery directly mined from the poems, these books reinterpret the original linear poetic form, each structure inhabiting the individual voice of their poem to refract and reflect its narrative, allowing the reader to access their core emotional complexities as they engage with each piece.

The artists will discuss the more extensive collaboration, intricacies and triggers around sexual violence and trauma and the ability to heal through true connection, awareness and engagement. The event is free and open to the public and is a part of the National Exhibition 9 "The Fruit and The Seed" programming.

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NAGB Film Series presents the windfall LGBT Kenyan film "Rafiki"
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

NAGB Film Series presents the windfall LGBT Kenyan film "Rafiki"

The NAGB welcomes you to a special screening of the critically acclaimed windfall LGBTQ film "Rafiki," a 2018 Kenyan drama directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Inspired by Ugandan Monica Arac de Nyeko's 2007 Caine Prize-winning short story "Jambula Tree", "Rafiki" is the story of friendship and tender love that grows between two young women, amidst family and political pressures.

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“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain, close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

The NAGB is excited to bring this timely gem, and as a reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out with your blanket and spend this comfy spring night with us. The film starts at 8 p.m.

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I Speak in Tongues of Many workshop Sonia Farmer + Shivanee Ramlochan
Mar
21
to Mar 22

I Speak in Tongues of Many workshop Sonia Farmer + Shivanee Ramlochan

The NAGB in collaboration with the University of The Bahamas (UB) and the 2019 Blue Flamingo Literary Festival presents a 2-day workshop on collaborative process and bookmaking with Sonia Farmer and acclaimed Trinidadian poet, Shivanee Ramlochan.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 21st, 2019: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm and on Friday, March 22nd, 2019: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. I Speak in Tongues of Many is open to the general public for a fee of $40.00 and there are a limited number of spaces available (10). 10 FREE spaces are available to UB students and faculty. I Speak in Tongues of Many will take place in the The Michael H Eldon Boardroom, 3rd floor of the Michael Eldon Building on UB's Oakes Field Campus. Registration and complete details about the workshop and outcomes can be found here. 

All payments are to be made at the NAGB Mixed Media Store by March 20th and NAGB members receive up to a 10% discount.

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Day 1: I Speak in Tongues of Many with Shivanee Ramlochan

How we Collaborate with Every Writer We’ve Ever Loved: A Seminar Workshop in Claiming Your Poetic Tribe as An Act of Honouring Your Voice

Contemporary Caribbean poets often hold writers of the poetic canon at a remove of adulation. We can cite Walcott, Goodison, Senior, Brand, yet are often shy or reticent to point out how their poems influence and inspire our current writing. In this intensive, interactive seminar, we will explore (re)claiming your poetic voice with all its influences on proud display. We will examine how a polyglottal inheritance in reading poetry, and an understanding of poetry as community space, furnishes us with the tools to be the best writers of our poems. The three-hour session will cover:
· Why has collaboration become persona non grata in written poetry: a brief overview of the history of writing in groups, and how prize culture often steals the enthusiasm to team up in the name of verse;
· What we gain through collaboration: a guided first-hand insight into partnering with Sonia Farmer in producing The Red Thread Cycle installation at NAGB;
· Eddie Baugh to the Backstreet Boys: how everything you absorb, for better or worse, influences you on the page and stage, even when you least realise it;
· Exploring the link between poetic influence and poetic style, including its murky definitions: what is the difference between homage and plagiarism? How do we write poems as a tribute, as offertory, as instinctive inclination in the footsteps of another, without outright theft?
· How un/sub/conscious and overt collaborations across genres sustain and inform both our collective and individual poetic practice: a case study in Douen Islands;
· When have you been a collaborator, and not even known it? Poring over your favourite poems with attention to the voices, registers and styles of others, lingering within;
· “Collaboration creates a clearing in the wilderness”: participants will engage with each others’ work in a guided process designed to generate new poems and creative forms;
· Carrying on collaboratively: tools for eliding the alleged superiority of individualism, while still creating work that is authentically, purposefully one’s own.
· All participants will receive, at the workshop’s conclusion, a document of workshop notes, links to audiovisual material, and a free offer of one-time written feedback on poems produced in the session.

Technical Notes, Requirements, Provisions:

Participants will be asked to bring at least one poem of their own, as well as one of their favourite poems from any Caribbean writer.
The workshop facilitator will be granted access to a list of participants’ names and preferred pronouns, at least 12 hours before workshop commences.
The workshop will establish and maintain a zero-tolerance stance on hate speech of any kind, in any form, directed to the workshop facilitator or its participants.
Books by the workshop facilitator will be made available to workshop attendees for purchase (books brought in and managed by Ramlochan).
Materials required: participants should bring their stationery and/or word processors.

Day 2 with Sonia Farmer: Collaborative Processes: Text and Book

What does it mean to be in collaboration—is simply the act of working with others a collaborative process? What about the very act of writing—collaborating with found language or image? What about collaborating with our readers—how can the way we present our narratives make the readers part of forming the story? In this class, we will explore various processes to generate and present text. Interacting with our classmates and also working on our own, we will try several collaborative and experimental prompts to form narratives. Using hands-on tutorials, we will also explore the book structure as a storytelling tool that challenges the fixed and linear trope of reading.

Text explorations: erasure; one-word exchange; stamp prompt; and exquisite corpse
Book structure explorations: 8 pages/ 1 sheet; ox-plow book; accordion; Turkish map fold; snake book; fold-out book, French fold.

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NE9 Artists Talk and Walkthrough: Mass and Movement
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

NE9 Artists Talk and Walkthrough: Mass and Movement

On Friday, March 15th, starting at 6:30 p.m. the NAGB will hold an artists’ talk and walkthrough with several artists whose works are supported in this year's National Exhibition (NE9), “The Fruit and The Seed."

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Join us as we welcome Saskia D’Aguilar, Rashad Leamount-Davis, Eric Rose, Heino Schmid and Averia Wright as they share the broader inspirations, provocations and curiosities behind their projects. Collectively, they will focus on the role that the environment and social awareness has played on aesthetic decisions, representation (and at times the lack thereof), and concerns around relationships with self and others. We will also discuss the intricacies and contradictions in how they observe their surroundings and growing creative industry.

We will end the discussion with a walkthrough and guided conversation on their projects. As a reminder, this event and all programming in support of the NE9 are FREE and open to the public.

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A Season at Fiona’s Theatre presents ‘Riddim n Tingum’
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

A Season at Fiona’s Theatre presents ‘Riddim n Tingum’

A Season at Fiona’s Theatre welcomes you to ‘Riddim n Tingum’ by Saucy Expressions, presenting a dynamic night of music, poetry and art celebrating the themes in the NE9 “The Fruit and The Seed,” on Friday, March 8th from 8-11 p.m.

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Finding inspiration in spirituality, sexuality, psychology and fodder from current social issues, culture, politics and the environment; we welcome a team of brilliant performers and artists including the masterminds behind Saucy Expressions, Christine Wilson and Princess Pratt, who have choreographed a night of sperit, freedom and energetic healing through art and communal gathering.

We will hear words from Martysta Turnquest, Ivanna Gaitor Yasmin Glinton, Ian Taylor, Tanicia Pratt, Pryia Russell-Ellis, Bey Chaino, Kacey Ferguson, Cherese Pratt ft Jason Evans and Colene Clarke, with dynamic chants by Qpid and Bodine. The evening’s mood will be set with a live animation by Jason Evans and caricature drawings by Renbert Mortimer.

Complimenting the creative energies, we rise the wybe with delicious fare, libations and artisanal speciality items from Conch n Tingz, GreenCity Organics by Xan-Xi Sweeting, The New Duff, Kowsher, Express Yourself, Springbok, Conchscious Crown and Afromation. The evening will also have a special drumming session by Ubuntu!

A Season at Fiona’s Theatre ‘Riddim n Tingum’ is free and open to the public. The programme is appropriate for all ages and family friendly. Come out and celebrate all tings Bahamian, all tings tru-tru, all tings sperit and all tings you.

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Women's Wednesdays: Experiences in Advocacy
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays: Experiences in Advocacy

As International Women’s Day approaches, we are taking a step back to discuss the different forms that advocacy takes in the struggle for Women’s Rights. From policy making, to volunteer work, to social media and dinner table conversations, we each have a role to play. Join us March 6th to talk strategy, share concerns, and ask questions!

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- What is meant by "women's rights?"
- What does it mean to be an advocate?
- What is unique about advocacy in The Bahamas and the Caribbean?
- How has social media changed the landscape of social justice?
- What do we need to improve the effectiveness of our advocacy work?


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Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.

#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.

Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.

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The NAGB Film Series presents "A Raisin in the Sun"
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

The NAGB Film Series presents "A Raisin in the Sun"

The NAGB doubles up on your dose of films for February as we celebrate Black History Month and Sir Sidney Poitier's 92nd turn around the sun with the screening of the brilliant adaption of Lorraine Hansberry’s immortal "A Raisin in the Sun."

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The film, made in 1961 by Daniel Petrie, reprises the original Broadway stars—including Poitier and Ruby Dee—as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. The Youngers await a life-insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry’s sharp observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie’s film captures the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in midcentury America.

This and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out with your blanket and spend this comfy winter night with us.

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The ACE Series presents Seph Rodney "What Art Criticism Does"
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

The ACE Series presents Seph Rodney "What Art Criticism Does"

The NAGB presents the first installment in our new Art, Culture and Exchange (ACE) Series, devoted to growing a healthy space for reciprocation, discourse and debate. This invitational brings established international artists, critics, and an extensive network of art professionals to present on their works in public lectures, informal talks and symposia. They will offer diverse perspectives and exciting interpretations of art, social/global issues, and innovations in culture. The ACE Series continues the museum’s mission to empower its creative community with opportunities to engage in transformative encounters, which hold the potential to change the lives of young people and our public through robust art education programmes.

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For our first lecture, we welcome Jamaican-born, US-based critic, Seph Rodney speaking on “What Art Criticism Does." Rodney will speak about the various approaches that are typically taken by those who currently write art criticism and what these strategies accomplish, or seek to accomplish. Within this, he will anchor and contextualise his practice as it has been suggested that the fine lines that exist between art writing and art criticism continue to blur, and through this path of inquiry, Rodney will attempt to nail down precisely what is meant by the term "criticism.”

Biography

Seph Rodney, PhD was born in Jamaica and came of age in the Bronx, New York. He has an English degree from Long Island University, Brooklyn; a studio art MFA from the University of California, Irvine; and a PhD from Birkbeck College, the University of London in museum studies. Also, while in London, he created, produced, and hosted a radio show called The Thread, broadcast on Resonance FM from 2008-2011.

He is a staff writer and editor for Hyperallergic, writing on contemporary art and related issues. He has also written for CNN Op-ed pages, American Craft and NBC Universal, and penned catalogue essays for Joyce J. Scott, Teresita Fernandez, and other artists. He can be heard on the podcast The American Age. His book, The Personalization of the Museum Visit, will be published by Routledge press in June. He is a featured speaker in the Favorite Poem Project.

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NAGB Film Series presents "Pretty Woman" on Valentine's Day
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

NAGB Film Series presents "Pretty Woman" on Valentine's Day

Love is in the air and the NAGB Film Series is showcasing the iconic romantic film "Pretty Woman," a modern update on Cinderella, where a prostitute and a wealthy businessman fall in love with one another, forming an unlikely pair.

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While on a business trip, Edward played by Richard Gere, picks up a hooker, Vivian played by Julia Roberts, on an escapade. After Edward hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend, the two get closer, only to discover there are significant hurdles to overcome as they try to bridge the gap between their very different worlds.

We invite you to bring your significant other and a blanket for the chill and make it a date night. Come snuggle up under the stars in Fiona's Theatre for this memorable showing.

This and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale.

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NE9 Artists' Talk and Walkthrough: Ecologies & Vulnerabilities
Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

NE9 Artists' Talk and Walkthrough: Ecologies & Vulnerabilities

On Friday, February 8th starting at 6 p.m. the NAGB will hold an artists’ talk and walkthrough with five artists whose works are supported in this year's National Exhibition, "NE9: The Fruit and The Seed."

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Join us as we welcome emerging artists Melissa Alcena, Gabrielle Banks, Cydne Coleby, Alexandra Timchula and Natascha Vazquez as they share the broader inspirations, threats and geneses of their projects. Collectively, they will focus on the role that the environment and its vulnerabilities play and the intersection of utopian/dystopian ideals for the future of The Bahamas. In tandem with this outside look, we also turn to the power of selfhood and coming of age, looking at how gender and sexuality continues to give shape and form to the creative spirit and the rise and place of feminism.

We will end the talk with a walk through and guided conversation with the artists through the projects inclusive of Timchula's utopian works in the NAGB Sculpture Garden. As a reminder, this event and all programmes in support of the NE9 are FREE and open to the public.

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 Women's Wednesdays: Mental Health
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays: Mental Health

Caring for our minds is as important and crucial as caring for our physical bodies. Stigma, time-constraints, and lack of access to resources and information are common obstacles to mental wellness. Join us February 6th for a conversation with experienced mental health professionals. We’ll be discussing and sharing strategies for improving mental health and supporting one another in the process.

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Discussion Questions:

1. What is mental health?
2. How can we assess our own mental health?
3. What is anxiety?
4. What is depression?
5. How can we support our friends who are dealing with anxiety and depression?
6. What do we need to do to break the stigma around mental health issues?

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Women's Wednesdays was founded by Equality Bahamas as a response to community members' requests for a space to access resources, experts, and practitioners, share knowledge, and engage in conversation with one another. Officially started in May 2017, Women's Wednesdays highlights Bahamian women and our experiences in The Bahamas, specific to our identities including gender, race, sexuality, age, and ability. Held once per month at minimum, the events draw women together to have conversations that bring our individual lives into focus while connecting to family, community, and national narratives.

#WW242 intentionally centers and prioritizes women and girls, and is open to the public through in-person events, livestreams, and social media activity. With the support of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, we create a safe space for knowledge-building, idea-sharing, critical dialogue, and movement-building.

Inspired by Equality Bahamas' Women's Wednesdays, there is now a similar initiative in Guyana, and other countries in the Caribbean are expected to follow.

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Tamika Galanis' Public Lecture: Repatriating the Bahamian Lomax Collection
Jan
31
6:00 PM18:00

Tamika Galanis' Public Lecture: Repatriating the Bahamian Lomax Collection

Join us on Thursday, January 31st at 6pm for a community conversation and deep dive into the Bahamian folk materials from the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress with  artist and researcher Tamika Galanis.

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The collection boasts hundreds of sound recordings and photographs from New Providence, Cat Island, and Andros from 1935 and 1979. This collection gifts us with a rare peek into Family-Island-Life on one of the lesser-photographed islands.

Galanis is the current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

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4th Sundays Comes Back in 2019
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

4th Sundays Comes Back in 2019

We are bringing 4th Sundays back in 2019! Let our knowledgeable NAGB staff guide you through our current exhibitions, including our newly opened “NE9: The Fruit and the Seed”, featuring the work of over 35 artists and our Permanent Exhibition “Hard Mouth” that investigates our culture through Bahamian vernacular.

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Registration is open for the NAGB's FREE Portfolio Workshop
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Registration is open for the NAGB's FREE Portfolio Workshop

This 2019 the NAGB is beginning the new year with its fourth FREE portfolio workshop on Saturday, January 26th! These workshops are for aspiring young artists with big hopes and dreams who are applying for entry into college/university art programmes in 2019 or 2020. Our previous workshops have had a huge impact and we received amazing feedback from all of our participants.

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Open Studios with Carlos Bain
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Open Studios with Carlos Bain

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas invites you to Carlos Bain’s Open Studios which will take place at the NAGB on Saturday, January 19th, from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in support of the artists solo show "Second to None."

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Carlos will speak about his practice and the inspiration he draws from Junkanoo, pasting and shack life.

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The NAGB Film Series presents "The Black Moses"
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The NAGB Film Series presents "The Black Moses"

Continuing our partnership with The Cinemas, the NAGB will present the Bahamian film “The Black Moses" directed by The Cinemas founder, Travolta Cooper.

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“The Black Moses,” the documentary which follows the life, career and legacy of Sir Lynden Pindling, the first Black Prime Minister of The Bahamas. Pindling, is considered by many to be the father of The Bahamas, after leading the island nation to independence in 1973. He served as PM from 1969 to 1992, resigned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in 1997, and died in 2000. The film is narrated by Dennis Haysbert and features interviews and commentary from former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney, Dr Myles Munroe, Jesse Jackson, Sidney Poitier and Thabo Mbeki (for Nelson Mandela), among others.

“The Black Moses” is directed by Bahamian filmmaker Travolta Cooper, and is opening the 2019 season of the NAGB Film Series in honour and celebration of last week’s Majority Rule.

This and all screenings are free and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out with your blanket and spend this comfy winter night with us.

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Women's Wednesdays: Women In STEAM
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays: Women In STEAM

Bahamian women are succeeding in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), defying traditional expectations about gender and careers. Nonetheless, Bahamian women and girls still face many barriers to entry, including limited exposure to S.T.E.A.M. subjects and opportunities. Through discussion of the issues, we hope to clarify avenues for change:

Who and where are Bahamian women in S.T.E.A.M.?
What are the challenges facing women in S.T.E.A.M. in The Bahamas of 2019?
What opportunities exist for women and girls interested in pursuing careers in S.T.E.A.M.?
What do we need from our institutions to support women in S.T.E.A.M.?
What can we do to increase girls' awareness of the possibilities with S.T.E.A.M.?

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A Holiday Tour Just For You
Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

A Holiday Tour Just For You

We are making the holidays extra special with a complimentary tour of our galleries on December 16th! Let our knowledgeable NAGB staff guide you through our current exhibitions, including our newly opened “NE9: The Fruit and the Seed”, featuring the work of over 35 artists and Carlos Bain’s “Second to None”, which brings a little Junkanoo flavour to the museum.

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Words & Worth: NE9 Artists' Talk and Readings
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Words & Worth: NE9 Artists' Talk and Readings

On Saturday, December 15th starting at 6 p.m. in Fiona's Theatre, the NAGB will hold an Artists’ Talk and Readings titled "Words and Worth" with nine artists, writers and instigators from the NE9 "The Fruit and The Seed."

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There will be words from Yasmin Glinton, Charlotte Henay and Xan Xi and insights on creative practices from April Bey, Jenna Chaplin, Danny Davis, Anina Major, Dave Smith and Tiffany Smith. 

The artists will focus on the role that language, sexuality and gender, histories, the environment and colonialism has had on the shaping of their perspectives, actions and values. 

The event and all programmes in support of the NE9 are free and open to the public. The readings will take place from 6 - 6:30 p.m. followed by the talk and a generous Q&A session with all artists and attendees.

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Artist Talk by Robert Longo
Dec
10
9:30 AM09:30

Artist Talk by Robert Longo

The NAGB is thrilled to present an artist’s talk and Q+A with U.S. artist Robert Longo. Known for his stunning photo-realistic black and white drawings—usually drawn from media and news sources—Longo’s work is both seductive and deceptive. 

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Appearing as extraordinarily beautiful drawings, they are in fact biting critiques of the anaesthetizing and seductive effects of capitalism, mediatized wars, and the cult of history in the US. From the Kent State University Massacre in 1970, through Reaganomics and the Gulf War in the 90’s, 9/11 and the Iraq War in the new millennium, and recent events such as the Ferguson Riots, the Charlie Hebdo massacre, or Occupy Wall Street movement, Longo has continued to explore the medium of charcoal drawing, paying homage to the great masters of art history, while depicting our times with brutal honesty.

The talk will be held on Monday, December 10th, starting at 9:30 am and is free and open to the public with a special invitation to practising artists, journalists and students. Come to hear this renowned artist delve into his practice and worldview.

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NAGB Film Series presents "Bahamian Son"
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

NAGB Film Series presents "Bahamian Son"

Celebrating Bahamian Film on December 6th

Hosted by Bahamian filmmaker and NAGB film programmer Travolta Cooper, the NAGB Film Series continues with "Bahamian Son.”

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"Bahamian Son" is an international, independent feature film based on actual events from the life of writer Reggie Henderson. The story follows Kevin as he sets out to find his father whom he has not seen in more than thirty years. During his journey, Kevin examines his own life and the family he has built for himself, as well as his childhood growing up in the projects of North Minneapolis. When Kevin does track down his father, he travels to the Bahamas to meet him. What happens in the Bahamas opens Kevin's eyes to a world and a history he never knew existed, it is also another test of Kevin's beliefs regarding family, loyalty, and what it means to be a son, a father, and a man.

This and all screenings are free and open to the public. We will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and spend this wonderful fall evening with us.

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Women's Wednesdays: Sexual Harrassment
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Women's Wednesdays: Sexual Harrassment

"Sexual harassment is on the spectrum of sexual violence which includes rape, and when it becomes a norm, the cycle of gender-based violence is allowed to continue. Women often experience sexual harassment on a daily basis, and from a young age. During 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, Equality Bahamas invites The Bahamas to focus on sexual harassment as an element of rape culture, reject the idea that it is Bahamian culture, and co-create systems and actions to end it. On Wednesday, December 5th, we’re coming together to discuss:

What is sexual harassment?
Where does sexual harassment take place most often?
How can we respond to street harassment, as people experiencing it and as bystanders? 
What legal protections are available to women who have experienced harassment or assault?
What do we need from our institutions to combat sexual harassment? 

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