Night Live! is back with great food, entertainment, workshops, tours
and all the good vibes. To add to the summer fun we are also bringing
you an oil painting workshop, free film and free tours--all at the NAGB!
Friday Night Live! is back!
Friday Night Live! presents "Soul-stice"
NAGB is welcoming the official start of summer with Friday Night
Live's! "Soul-stice", on June 21st, 2019, 7-10 p.m. Feel the sizzle as
creatives, known and unknown, showcase their talent at “The Good Mic”,
an Open Mic Night in collaboration with Goodstock, and cool down with
craft beer from Pirate Republic and one-of-a-kind popsicles from Pop
Stop, all while chilling with friends in a beautiful, laid back
environment. For the price of regular admission, you can experience
special tours, drawing in the galleries, an interactive workshop
inspired by our latest exhibitions, live entertainment and more! It only
comes around once a quarter so don’t miss out on this incredible bit of
summer fun and delight.
NAGB welcomes you to a special screening of the critically acclaimed
Oscar and Golden Globe- willing film "Moonlight," a 2016 American
coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins. The film
will be screened on Thursday, June 20th at 8:00 p.m. The NAGB is
excited to bring this jewel of a film to Fiona's Theatre, and as a
reminder, this and all screenings are FREE and open to the public. We
will have popcorn on hand for sale. Come out and celebrate a warm summer
evening with us.
started with oil painting with artist Tessa Whitehead whose exhibition
"...there are always two deaths" is currently on display at the NAGB.
Learn how to work with oil paint under the guidance of a classically
trained oil painter and get tips on which materials to use and how to
find affordable ways to work in a relatively expensive practice. Each
attendee will have a canvas to work on and will paint from a
still-life. During the process, discussions will focus on mixing paint
and paint-application. This workshop is most suited to artists/painters
relatively new to oil paint or complete beginners!
NAGB's Mixed Media Art Summer Camp (MMASC) is less than one month away
and we are getting ready to explore, create and have lots of fun!
Campers meet new people, experiment with art making techniques and
materials, learn about indigenous festivals in the Caribbean and work
with professional artists on the museum's campus.
Early Bird Special ended May 31st, but if you missed it we have payment
plans and partial scholarships for those who may need assistance.
NAGB invites creative and art writers and critics to submit to tell
your stories by joining our expanding writing cohort through an open
submission process called “Telling Yinna Stories”. The NAGB aims to be a
comprehensive platform welcoming multiple voices that will lend to the
expansion of our narratives and development of more comprehensive,
inclusive scholarship, critical analysis and various readings around the
growing National Collection, your collection.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “Telling Yinna Stories”. The application deadline is Friday, June 28th, 2019.
The University of The Bahamas and NAGB formalise agreement for the Arts
are spaces of power, far too often abused, but with love and care we
can also use this power for change. The NAGB would like to announce the
deepening of its partnership with the University of The Bahamas by
signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU formalises our
efforts for collaboration on curriculum development, joint research
activities and workshops, faculty and student exchanges for cultural
enrichment, studies, internships and teaching; and cooperating on the
production of exhibitions, shows and instructional materials. This
collaboration gives us the chance to further support our art community
in education, outreach, and professional development. When we grow, we
are taking a short break for the summer after June 23rd when we host
our last 4th Sunday at the NAGB. Fourth Sundays will return in September
with new exhibitions to discuss and lots of fresh energy. Get
a free tour on June 23rd of the NAGB's exhibitions, Chan Pratt
"Resurrection" and Tessa Whitehead "...there are always two deaths”. Add
an exciting element to your visitor experience and connect with and
learn more about the artworks at The National Art Gallery! Tours will be
held every 30 minutes beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interested persons can
stop in to our Mixed Media Store to sign up for an available tour
and meet our wonderful staff!
From the Archive Talks + Lectures
second in our ACE talk series, aimed at giving more opportunities for
professional development and international connections, we welcomed
independent LA-based curator Diana Nawi speaking about "Curating in
Context." Nawi talks us through her work with Caribbean artists and the
importance of understanding the artist's context and understanding
nuance through conversations with those who know their spaces best.