What’s on at the NAGB

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) will be temporarily closed until October 24 for the installation of R. Brent Malone: “Reincarnation”, but this doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on at the NAGB this month.

Linking up with COB

The first talk in a series of discussions was held on Tuesday, October 6 at the NAGB. The brainchild of COB Dean Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, the series is a mandatory component of his Race, Gender and History in 19th and Early 20th Century Bahamas class. Cultural critic, academic and writer Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, presented the first talk titled “Boxed in: Reflections of Bahamian issues of race, gender, politics and old-time religion”.

The next talk in the series will be held on Thursday, October 15 and led by activist Alicia Wallace. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

R. Brent Malone: “Reincarnation”

The NAGB’s next exhibition, R. Brent Malone: Reincarnation, opens at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 24. The show is curated Dr. Erica James, former NAGB director and current assistant professor in Yale University’s department of art history and African American studies; it will feature more than 260 works by the late legendary artist.

Known for being one of the first serious Bahamian artists to paint Junkanoo, Malone helped to transform the landscape of artistic production in The Bahamas during his lifetime. As one of the country’s first successful art businesspersons, his memory and legacy live on through his works and mentees, who include artists like Antonius Roberts and Peggy Hering.

All members of the public are invited to attend.

The good, the bad and the ugly

At the end of the month, in keeping with the season, the NAGB will host its Halloween Extravaganza. A two-part event, kids are invited to sign up for the Halloween ARTerNoon and/or join at dusk for the Halloween party.

At the ARTerNoon, children ages seven to 12 are welcome to make their own Jack o’ lanterns from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $5 per child and parents are encouraged to sign their kids up by calling the NAGB on 328-5800.

Later on that day, the whole family can join from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Halloween Party themed “The good, the bad and the ugly”. Trick or treating, karaoke and costume prizes are all on the agenda. Children and teens join the fun for $10, adult admission is $15 per person. There are 50 total spaces available for children, and early sign up is encouraged.

For more information on this month’s events, contact the NAGB at 328-5800.