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ART

Current Exhibitions

The Power of Art

 

In recognition of Bermuda National Gallery’s 25th Anniversary, this exhibition present gallery spaces themed by current topics while reflecting the diversity of expressions in the permanent collection.

Shepard Fairey:

rebel with a cause

Shepard Fairey is described as a “street artist” whose artwork advocates for the protection of human rights, from the abuse of political power and militarism to the support for minorities and gender equity.

The Children’s Gallery:

Peter Woolcock

Featuring a series of zany creatures that the artist created, each with its own unique rhyming verse. Plus, hands-on activity for kids.

Permanent Collection

Bermuda Biennial Exhibition

Started in 1994, the Bermuda Biennial provides a platform for contemporary visual artists to be innovative and risk-taking. Applications for the 2018 iteration are due January 31, 2018. Please watch the video to learn more.

Please click “image” above to download the Bermuda Biennial 2016 catalogue.

Please click “image” above to watch a video on the Bermuda Biennial 2016.

Please click “above” to download the 2018 Bermuda Biennial application.

LEARNING WITH ART

School Tours

BNG offers free art tours to all schools. Tours can be linked with the classroom curriculum to support class studies and projects. Teachers, please book your tour in advance today by contacting: education@bng.bm / 295-9428.

Early Years Programme

This programme introduces students to the museum space; uses art for story-telling and meaning-making; develops gross motor and cognitive skills; and builds vocabulary. For more information: education@bng.bm / 295-9428.

Youth Arts Council

The Youth Arts Council produce creative cultural activities relevant to the concerns of teens today. Students meet new friends and develop leadership, public speaking and entrepreneurial skills. To join, please contact: education@bng.bm or call 295-9428.

Thursday Public Tours

Join us on Thursdays at BNG for an art tour at 10:00am on current BNG exhibitions. For private group tours, please contact education@bng.bm / 295-9428.

EVENTS

Pablo Picasso @ BNG

Picasso was an artistic genius. His contribution to the modern art movement and his inspiration for artists and art-enthusiasts the world over is, perhaps, impossible to measure. This artwork is on loan in recognition of International Peace Day.

The Green Family Transportation Initiative 

The Green Family – Shepard Fairey Exhibition Transportation Initiative invites all public schools to sign up for this free programme. Thank you to the Green Family who has provided a shuttle bus to accommodate picking up students to see the BNG exhibition “Shepard Fairey: rebel with a cause”. To book your tour, please contact education@bng.bm / 295-9428.

ABOUT: Media

BNG REPORT: Early Years Presentation

The report explored the results from the BNG’s assessment of the Early Years programme in the context of building families and strengthening community.

BNG Blog: Panel Presentation on October 25, 2017

Please click “image” above to view photos from the event.

BNG Blog: BUT Conference Workshops for Teachers

Please click “image” above to view photos from the event.

BNG Blog: Photos of Visiting Schools

BNG offers free school tours. Please click “image” above to view photos of schools who have visited BNG.

In the news

Free Transport for Students to See Art Exhibit

Bernews (Nov. 8, 2017): The Green Family have launched a new initiative that will provide free transportation for all public school students to visit Bermuda National Gallery’s [BNG] Shepard Fairey exhibition, on loan from the Green Family art collection.

BNG Celebrates Diversity

Royal Gazette Newspaper (Sept. 22, 2017): The Bermuda National Gallery yesterday marked its 25th anniversary with a collection of four stamps picked to highlight the island’s art scene. Please click “image” above to read full article.

Picasso’s Symbol of Peace

Royal Gazette Newspaper (Sept. 19, 2017): This is the first time the gallery is exhibiting a work by Picasso, who is viewed as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Please click “image” above to read full article.

Royal Gazette Newspaper (March 15, 2017): In 1992, when the Bermuda National Gallery first opened its doors to the public, it was not only the island’s first designated art museum, it was also the culmination of a longstanding dream for a local art museum. Please click “image” above to read full article.

SUPPORT

Bermuda National Gallery, registered charity #288, relies on community funding for exhibitions, education programmes, and day-to-day operations. Please give a donation today!

Join The BNG Family!

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the work of Bermuda National Gallery. If you possess a love of art, enjoy interacting with people, can spare 2-3 hours per week and would like to get involved, please contact: membership@bng.bm or 295-9428.

Become a Member

Our membership base represents the diversity of Bermuda’s population, and together we enable the potential for art and culture to prosper on our Island. To become a member, please contact: membership@bng.bm or 295-9428. 

Host Your Next Event @ BNG

Support the BNG by renting the museum for your next special event, cocktail reception, AGM, award ceremony, or presentation. For more information please contact: membership@bng.bm or 295-9428.