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 creative community.
Mixed Media Store sale
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 the 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.
‘Gentle Giant’ screening
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.