Saturday, May 11, 2019

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas - Get your NAGB scoop here!

Please note that the NAGB will be closed from May 13th-15th for professional development, but you can remain engaged  by reading our writing from the archive on Tessa Whitehead's exhibition, "...there are always two deaths," watching video from the vault on the "ACE Series" talk featuring the brilliant Larry Ossei Mensah on "The Rules of Engagement"; or registering for the Mixed Media Art Summer Camp. We'll be back on May 16th, when we host "Shared Stories", a lecture in collaboration with Vizcaya Museum and Gardens from Miami.

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NAGB Training Closure
The NAGB wishes to advise that we will be closed to the public on Monday, May 13th through Wednesday, May 15th, for training. Our regular operational hours resume on Thursday, May 16th at 10 a.m.
Be back soon!!
Shared Stories: Vizcaya and The Bahamas
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce Shared Stories: Vizcaya and The Bahamas, a lecture series, the first between both institutions. On Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., the museum will host Remko Jansonius, Deputy Director, Collections and Curatorial Affairs, and Wendy R. Wolf, Deputy Director, Learning and Community Engagement, of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, Florida. The keynote speakers will discuss connections between people and place, and how we relate. Shared Stories: Vizcaya and The Bahamas event is free and open to the public. 
Learn more about our connection to South Florida and Coconut Grove!
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to announce the return of the annual Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC). This year, kids ages 5 to 17 are welcome to participate and learn visual art techniques, explore different avenues of creativity and develop their knowledge of art.
Register now!
Arts+Culture Recap
Learn more about prominent work from Bahamian artists
Tessa Whitehead: Of Beauty, Community and Healing
Ian Bethel Bennett speaks to the importance of beauty in our everyday lives, sharing how art should not (and cannot continue to be) a privilege. We also get insight into the way that the wildly different approaches to landscape in the work of Tessa Whitehead and Chan Pratt reveal the significance and connection to beauty, its significance to life and vitality itself, and how the loss of beauty and land affects our communities as post-colonial subjects suffering “past traumas and present-day violence”. Art and music, he argues, is also a powerful tool for healing and change in our space. 
Learn more about Whitehead's work here!
ACE Series: Larry Ossei Mensah
The ACE Series continues the museum’s mission to empower its creative community with opportunities to engage in transformative encounters. For our second lecture, we welcome Ghanaian-American curator Larry Ossei-Mensah presenting on “The Rules of Engagement: How to Navigate the Art World in 2019 and Beyond”.
Membership Matters

The NAGB wants to give you more. More workshops. More family-friendly fun. More news. More value. All for you. Visit for details or visit our Mixed Media Store. 
Get a free tour on May 26th of the NAGB's newly opened exhibitions, Chan Pratt "Resurrection", Tessa Whitehead "...there are always two deaths" and Anthony "BigMo" Morley: "The Bahamas on Canvas: Historic and Nostalgic”. This will also be your last chance to tour the current Permanent Exhibition “Hard Mouth: From the Tongue of the Ocean” on our 4th Sundays as the exhibition comes to a close on June 2nd. 
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