Thursday, June 20, 2019

NAGB's FNL! is back

Friday 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"

The 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.

You won’t be disappointed. See you there!

Celebrate the "Soul-stice" with us!
NAGB Film Series presents "Moonlight"
The 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.
Come see "Moonlight" with us!
Get Started with Oil Paint! 
Get 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!
RSVP here!
Summer Camp, FNL! and more! 
MMASC is less than one month away
The 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.
Our Early Bird Special ended May 31st, but if you missed it we have payment plans and partial scholarships for those who may need assistance.
For more information about the MMASC go to or contact Katrina Cartwright at or 328-5800.
Learn more about MMASC!
Arts+Culture Recap
News from the archipelago
Telling Yinna Stories!
The 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 with the subject line:  “Telling Yinna Stories”. The application deadline is Friday, June 28th, 2019.
Submit yinna stories
The University of The Bahamas and NAGB formalise agreement for the Arts
Institutions 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 grow together.  
Learn more about the MOU here!
Up next: Free Fourth Sundays
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
The 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. 
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