Seasonal hours and
Insurance Management’s special
The National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas is getting into the holiday spirit with extended visiting hours. The
gallery is normally open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and noon
to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Now, the NAGB is offering an extra hour of visiting time,
remaining open until 5 p.m. to give students and families time to visit after
school. This will come in handy next month, when Insurance Management will be
underwriting the cost of NAGB admission for all Bahamians and residents.
From December 19 to January 16,
locals will be able to enjoy the Brent Malone retrospective exhibition free of
charge, courtesy of Insurance Management. R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation
features more than 260 works by legendary Bahamian artist, Brent Malone. In
true seasonal style, visitors are sure to appreciate the Junkanoo exhibition,
where more than 50 works tell the story of Junkanoo’s importance to the local
The National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas is pleased to announce its pre-Christmas Mixed Media
store sale beginning November 22 and ending December 6.
The Mixed Media store
recently underwent a renovation and features locally-made products by more than
60 artists and artisans, including jewelry, pens, woodcarvings, business card
holders, pottery and more. Written works by local authors, historians and poets
have also made their home on the store’s shelves.
Shoppers are encouraged
to stop in during the store’s hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to
Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
On Thursday, November 24,
Marion Bethel will speak on
journey to women's suffrage in The Bahamas, which spanned more than a decade,
going from 1948 to 1962. Her presentation will explore the interrelated
topics of race, gender & class during this struggle for suffrage. The
evening will also involve a screening of the documentary “Womanish Ways”, on
the women’s suffrage movement.
On December 2, the gallery will screen “Gentle Giant: The Andre Rodgers
Story”. A documentary on the life of Andre Rodgers, the first Bahamian to
play Major League Baseball, “Gentle Giant” tells the story of Rodgers growing
up in a colonized Bahamas and playing in the U.S. in the 50s and 60s during a
time of civil unrest. The film covers Rodgers’ 11-season Major League career
and gives viewers an understanding of the struggles he overcame throughout. As
with all screenings at the NAGB, this one is free to attend and open to all
members of the public.