Thursday, January 31, 2019

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - A month of History, OUR History!

It is all about our history as we welcome you to Tamika Galanis's public lecture TONIGHT, which coincides with her solo exhibition "Homecoming: Talking to the Dead". On February 8th, we host an artists' talk and kick off a double dose of films later in the month. Finally, we preview  the first of four video profiles created in support of last year's "We Suffer to Remain."

A Month of History, OUR History!
Tamika Galanis Public Lecture: Repatriating the Lomax Bahamian Materials

Join us on this evening, Thursday, January 31st at 6 p.m. for a community conversation and deep dive into the Bahamian folk materials from the Alan Lomax Collection at the Library of Congress, with artist and researcher Tamika Galanis. This collection gifts us with a rare peek into Family-Island-Life from two trips in 1935 and 1979 one of the lesser-photographed islands. Galanis is the current Jon B. Lovelace Fellow for the Study of the Alan Lomax Collection at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. Galanis' exhibition Homecoming: Talking to the Dead  runs through Sunday, February 24th, 2019. 
Attend public lecture by Galanis!
Talks, Screenings and more!

Events +

NAGB participates in the Tru Tru Bahamian Festival!
The Tru Tru Bahamian Festival will be back to celebrate all things Bahamian on February 2nd and 3rd, 2019 at John Watlings' Distillery! The Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association and its partners will be hosting its 4th annual event which will bring together Bahamian Culture: history, art, cuisine, heritage sites, national parks, indigenous flora and fauna. The NAGB is happy to partner with Tru Tru to bring art and culture to you.
Come have your Tru Tru experience
Artists' Talk + Walkthrough: Ecologies and Vulnerabilities
On Friday, February 8th starting at 6 p.m. the NAGB will hold an artists’ talk and walkthrough with emerging artists Melissa Alcena, Gabrielle Banks, Cydne Coleby, Alexandra Timchula and Natascha Vazquez as they share the broader inspirations, threats and geneses of their projects. This event and all programmes in support of the NE9 are FREE and open to the public.
Attend the talk!

Double dose of films this February
Love is in the air and the NAGB Film Series is showcasing the iconic romantic film "Pretty Woman," where a sex worker and a wealthy businessman fall in love with one another, forming an unlikely pair. We invite you to bring your significant other and a blanket for the chill and make it a date night. Come, snuggle up under the stars in Fiona's Theatre for this memorable showing.
Come, snuggle up under the stars
Doubling your dose of films, we celebrate Black History Month and Sir Sidney Poitier's 92nd turn around the sun with the screening of the brilliant adaption of Lorraine Hansberry’s immortal "A Raisin in the Sun," on Thursday, February 28th. This and all screenings are FREE and open to the public.
View a classic, celebrate a hero
Video Log
Views from Past Exhibitions
Artist's Profiles: Sonia Farmer for "We Suffer to Remain"
Bahamian artist and book maker Sonia Farmer speaks about the work she developed for the British Council collaborative exhibition "We Suffer to Remain." The work A True and Exact History started  when she was in  residence at Fresh Milk (2016) where she began engaging with Richard Ligon's A True & Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes (1657). Here, Sonia speaks about her response to that 17th century text and her re-reading of that seminal text using erasure poetry to form the basis of her book. 
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