Thursday, August 9, 2018

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - Upcoming Exhibitions in August and September

Young artists share their talent & joy

Upcoming exhibitions in the NAGB fall calendar

The summer is coming to a close but the NAGB's rich and diverse programming is not. Join us for our second annual MMSAC camp exhibition opening, this Thursday, August 9th, and then return on August 23rd for the seventh installation in our "Double Dutch" Exhibition series.
MMASC Celebrates Young Artists with opening
The NAGB's Mixed Media Art Summer Camp would like to invite you to join us for its second annual MMASC 2018 Exhibition Opening and it's happening later today!  This year's theme, "Back to da Island" was an homage to the remarkable craft legacy of our Family Islands.

This event begins at 6 pm. and is free and open to the public. 
Join us for a wonderful evening of youth in art→
 Exciting exhibitions, this fall
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Sustainability as an art-form  
This year's "Double Dutch" moves into its seventh iteration with "Hot Water." Opening on Thursday, August 23rd, the environmental and sustainably-focused project sets its eyes on Ragged Island and provides a moment for the collaborative meeting of two collectives, Bahamian Expo 2020 and the Plastico Fantastico Collective.
Learn more about this intriguing collaboration of collectives →
Off the wall and into the 3rd Dimension
The NAGB is pleased to announce the 10-Year Survey of contemporary artist Lavar Munroe. Exhibiting over 50 works created between 2008-2018, the exhibition hones in on the evolution of Munroe's practice and it's materiality - moving off the wall and into a richer dimensionality. 
Take the journey with us!
"They only know me when they need me..."
The NAGB is excited to announce that our "Open Call for Potcakes" will support the works of students, novice artists and professional creatives in an eclectic display of our favorite Bahamian breed. 
Discover more about the Potcake Exhibition →
 Articles + Announcements
News + Essays
NE9 Open Forum with NAGB Chief Curator.
NE9 Call for Works deadline is 10 days away!
The National Exhibition 9 (NE) is an invitation to all artists–irrespective to how your practice is defined–to think about what risk-taking, truth-telling and innovation can do in a space that is still becoming. The call for works (see link below) sets the requirements, with a deadline of Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at 11:59pm. Late entries will not be acknowledged. If you have questions please contact, Chief Curator, Holly Bynoe at or call 328-5800. 
See requirements and submission guidelines here!→
Rebirth: Field Notes on Loss and Belonging

Our summer intern, Ethan Knowles, continues his fictional writing as an attempt to draw out the memories of Ragged Island's destruction after Hurricane Irma. Through the eye of a young child, he encourages a way for us to begin to deal with the trauma of loss, devastation and reclamation of cultural identity. Knowles is writing a 4-part series to coincide with the opening of "Double Dutch: Hot Water" on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018.
Read the full piece here →
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