Medicine & Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Sunday, January 20, 2022
Featured Artist: Margot Bethel, Jacob Frank Coonley, Tyrone Ferguson, Tamika Galanis, Peggy Hering, Leanne Russell, Nettica “Nettie” Symonette and Maxwell Taylor.
Curated By: Natalie Willis
“Medicine & Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas”, begins to unpack practices around healing and medicine (of both the pharmaceutical and bush variety) in The Bahamas.
Our new Permanent Exhibition for 2020-2021 takes on the very pertinent topic of public health in The Bahamas. From bush medicine to hospitals, to how to look after and protect the spirit, we will look at what health and wellness look like in our history to begin conversations around our future wellbeing.
The NAGB Permanent Exhibition serves as an opportunity for us to highlight works from the National Collection in conversation with works from private collections. These exhibitions usually take on a physical life within the walls of the NAGB, and are up for display for approximately 12 months on the ground floor of the museum, giving you, the public, a chance to see the works that we all own as people of The Bahamas and our cultural patrimony. For the upcoming iteration of the PE, “Medicine and Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas”, we have included an online show to accompany the on-site exhibition that will open later in the year.