The new permanent exhibition, Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics, reconsiders both the National Collection and local private collections in regards to the colonial gaze and our post-colonial lives today, and features the work of over 20 artists. Opening March 31, 2017 Revisiting An Eye for the Tropics is a look into how our visual representation as a nation throughout history has been shaped as a result of the desires of colonial era tourism.
“From Columbus to Junkanoo” highlights the growth and divergence of Bahamian art beyond last century. We hope the showcase will challenge perspectives and assumptions and present a comprehensive representation of the different elements of the Bahamian story internally and with the world at large.
Bahamian Domestic highlights the growth and divergence of Bahamian art with the 50 years. Significantly, this exhibition focuses on the strong influence of the domestic sphere. As such, it is a testimony as to how Bahamians depict and reflect their understanding of their country and the world at large.
Features from the 2013 Colina Calendar Exhibition:
- Artwork from 13 local artists.
- Artwork based on traditional Bahamian colloquialisms such as 'Mudda Sick' or 'Jam Up'
- Each piece appears in the 2013 Colina Calendar.
- Artwork is for sale with full proceeds going towards the artists.
The Bahamian Landscape
Features from The Bahamian Landscape:
The Bahamian Landscape is a rotational show built around the National Collection and a select few private collectors. It is located on the Ground Floor only.
Features over 80+ pieces by Bahamian artists, with more than 10+ female artists represented.
Four distinct sections in the show:
Formal and Social: Explores historical depictions of The Bahamas’ social, cultural and physical landscape. Artists included: Maxwell Taylor, Jacob Frank Coonley and Brent Malone.
Internal Expressions: Features a hall of portraits, exploring Bahamian depictions of themselves physically, culturally and socially. This section is less historical in scope and contains a mix of contemporary pieces. Artists included: Maxwell Taylor, John Beadle and Kendal Hanna.
Features from SINGLESEX:
- SINGLESEX is part of the rotational Permanent Exhibition scheme built around the National Collection and a select few private collectors. It is located on the Ground Floor only.
- SINGLESEX features artworks from 20+ female Bahamian artists, with representations from the Family Islands.
- The goal of the exhibition is to show female portraits and nudes by female artists
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to present to the viewing public 40 Years of Bahamian Art, an exhibition that offers an overview of the development of art in The Bahamas from 1973, the year of Bahamian Independence, to the present.