edition of the NAGB newsletter provides updates around new virtual
exhibitions, educational programming, exciting opportunities and so much
more! Please also remember that our COVID-19 Resources page is
regularly updated with free virtual museum tours, fun art activities and
other exciting initiatives.
artists Allan Wallace and Angelika Wallace-Whitfield have been working
away on their murals. Live mural painting at the museum and social media
interactive events of livingPULSE coming soon!
The NAGB recently launched its newest Permanent Exhibition (PE), “Medicine and Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas." This insightful PE takes a look at our histories and practises around public health in The Bahamas in four parts: History of Public Health, Post Colonial Health Inequalities, Impacts of Climate Injustice on Health and Wellbeing, and Alternative Healing Modalities & Black Healing Practices. Permanent
Exhibitions usually take on a physical life within the walls of the
NAGB and are up for display for approximately 12 months on the ground
floor of the museum. This gives you, the public, a chance to see the
works that we all own as people of The Bahamas and our cultural
patrimony. We are pleased to have included a virtual show to accompany
the on-site exhibition that will open later in the year.
for our upcoming interactive online activity, “Bush Medicine Stories”!
You can visit the “For Families” section on the NAGB’s website starting
November 9th where you will find our “Bush Medicine Stories” page.
Please feel free to share your funniest, most outrageous, profound and
thoughtful stories with us on our blog.
activity is brought to you in collaboration with the NAGB’s online
exhibition “Medicine and Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas”.
virtual tour with the NAGB could be the perfect way to add some variety
to your usual classroom format. Let’s face it, teachers need a break,
so let the NAGB help you with a virtual tour for your students. They can
still experience the possibilities of art through observation,
exploration and communication.
NAGB’s 4th Sundays are back! Tune in to the NAGB on Facebook Live this
coming Sunday, October 25th for a virtual tour of our newest Permanent
Exhibition “Medicine and Memory: Public Health in The Bahamas”. Join
team member Katrina Cartwright at 12:00 p.m. as she takes you on a
30-minute journey through our histories and practises around public
health in The Bahamas.
Canvas" continues to interview inspiring young Bahamian artists and
arts professionals who are finding ways not only to survive but thrive
during this pandemic. Tonight we meet Natascha Vasquez Pyfrom who is a
practising artist but who also started Contemporary Art Bahamas (CAB), a
virtual gallery platform that promotes and sells Bahamian art.
Ndlovu is an honours student at Emory University in Atlanta studying
towards a joint degree in Art History and History. While at Emory, Tiera
has won multiple awards, including the Oxford College Research Scholars
Program, the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF), and the Alan
Rackoff Undergraduate Research Award. She comes to the NAGB with
experience in marketing and research.
Her current research interests are in 19th-century and 20th-century
photography. Her present honours thesis and fellowship at Emory look at
photography in the Southern US, and her long-term goals are to study
photography of the same period in the Caribbean. While at NAGB, she
is researching the sculpture garden and its historical ties to the first
African Hospital in Nassau.
Tiera has a deep love and enthusiasm for art which compelled her to
apply for the Curatorial internship. In an interview with VoyageATL,
Tiera is quoted, "I first got into producing art consistently in high
school. When I started college at Emory University in 2016, I thought I
would have left my art behind, but through visual art courses in school,
it grew to be much more than a hobby. I started working at a local
craft shop and connecting with other artists in the area. That
experience opened up my eyes to what being an artist could mean and the
ways I could share my art with others!"
is a new American arts model that empowers emerging artists and
curators of colour through education and access. Through
intergenerational mentorship, professional development and cross-sector
collaboration, NXTHVN accelerates professional careers in the arts. This
year, NXTHVN welcomes up to seven artists, two curators, and eight New
Haven high school students to its annual Fellowship and Apprenticeship
programs. Through a proprietary curriculum that focuses on mentorship,
professional development, and skills training, members of the cohort
cultivate their individual practices within a collaborative,
community-driven context. Each fellow mentors a local high school
apprentice, providing them with hands-on instruction in studio and