Free Bahamian Day With Special Amos Ferguson Tour
Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:00 PM
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas
Since our traditional “Free Bahamian Day” (third Sunday
of every month) fell on a day when we were still installing the show,
Sunday, May 27th, will be free for Bahamians. At 3 pm there will be a
short walking tour through the gallery with visiting scholar, Stephen
Savage. Savage’s tour will offer further insight into the workings one
of our great Bahamian Master painters, including snippets from Savage’s
own films and interviews with Amos Ferguson.
In the near future, visitors can look forward to Bahamian Outsider’s
catalogue, which includes an introductory essay by Savage.
Savage is a professional and editorial photographer, artist and
educator. He teaches at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He has
edited several books and was awarded the Visual Arts Fellowship in
Photography from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2001. During
the 1994 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington, D.C., he sought
out Amos Ferguson and other artists from The Bahamas. Over the next five
years, Savage visited with Ferguson many times to photograph his work
and interview him for a definitive history of the man.