The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is hosting two new exhibitions—“50/50,” the first show of the Double Dutch Project (with works by Blue Curry and James Cooper) and “Celebrating 40 Years of The Central Bank: A Pillar of Arts Commitment”— which both open on Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00pm.
The Double Dutch project is an ongoing commitment to exhibit the works of two artists—one from The Bahamas and the other from another nation in the region—in a two-person show at the NAGB. In this instance, Bahamian Blue Curry, and Bermudian James Cooper have agreed to unite for the first iteration of Double Dutch. The goal of Double Dutch is to bring local and regional artists—who may be divided by distance or language but share common histories—together by encouraging them to work with a group of ideas that hone in on personal, political and social trends specific to the West Indies.
Celebrating 40 Years of The Central Bank will highlight the role Central Bank of The Bahamas has played in developing the country’s visual arts community since its founding. The exhibition will showcase over 80 works by 72 artists featured in Central Bank’s extensive art collection. [. . .]
[To keep up to date on the NAGB’s upcoming shows and life inside the gallery on a day-to-day basis, visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheNAGB.]
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[Artwork: above, detail from Blue Curry’s “Souvenir;” below, one of James Cooper’s underwater photos.]