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The Origins of the African Collection

By Colin (Dusty) Hind Shortly after the Bermuda National Gallery opened its doors (30 years ago next month), it was decided that an exhibition of African art should be sought. Conceived as both a national platform for local artists and an exhibition space for international works, it was quickly agreed that an exhibition honouring the cultural heritage of Bermuda’s African

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A Passion for African Art

Colin (Dusty) Hind Struck by a Senufo mask on display at the newly opened Rockefeller Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983, Colin (Dusty) Hind has been collecting art from the African continent for 40 years. A longtime BNG Trustee, Dusty brought the first exhibition of African art to the Bermuda National Gallery in 1993 and oversaw the

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Easter Camp

For Children Age 8 -12 We will be running an Easter camp from April 4-8. The theme of this year’s camp, for ages 8-12, is narrative art. Join us as we make comics, create flipbooks, illustrate poetry, and more! Our camp will be limited to fourteen students who will be based between the gallery and the BNG’s pop-up satellite space

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IWD 2022

Celebrating Female Artists Last night we hosted an intimate artist led tour of the Bermuda National Gallery featuring two of Bermuda’s leading female artists, Meredith Andrews and Christina Hutchings, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022. Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the evening, including: Christina Hutchings for providing personal insights into both her work and that of her

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Women’s History Month

Celebrating Female Artists March is Women’s History Month. Established in 1981 to commemorate the vital role that women have played American history, Women’s History Month brings together the Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Holocaust

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Nancy Valentine

Forging a Unique Path Nancy Valentine (American/Bermudian, 1925-2019) studied at Pine Manor College and Northwestern University in the 1940s, before deepening her studies at The Art Students League of New York (1954, 1973). The school, renowned for its unrestrictive approach to artmaking, is the alma mater of many of the Abstract Expressionists, including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, as well as

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Christina Hutchings

A Commitment to Abstraction Christina Hutchings was born in Bermuda. She attended Warwick Academy before leaving the island to complete her education. Having graduated with a BFA in painting from the Tyler School of Art (1976), Hutchings completed an artist residency at the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1977). It was at Skowhegan that Hutchings met Dutch artist

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Yoga In The Gallery

With Tiffany Paynter Yoga classes are back, with a new 4 part series led by Tiffany Paynter starting on Monday, March 7. Yoga For A Calm Body And A Calm Mind combines yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation to de-stress, reduce anxiety and bring mental clarity.  Classes are held in the peaceful setting ofthe gallery on Mondays 1pm – 2pm. Tiffany, who is

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International Women’s Day

Celebrating Female Artists Join us on International Women’s Day for an intimate artist-led tour of the Bermuda National Gallery by two of Bermuda’s leading female artists on Tuesday, March 8 from 5.30pm – 7pm. Meredith Andrews will lead a tour of her photographic exhibition Flotsam and Jetsam: The Cost of Modern Living. The exhibition, which is produced by BNG in partnership with KBB, reminds

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Members Preview Week

New Exhibitions We are excited to announce the opening of two new exhibitions this week: Our People, Our Places, Our Stories: The African Collection, on display in the Humann and Young Galleries, and Testing Boundaries: In the Studio with Nancy Valentine and Christina Hutchings, on display in the Upper Mezzanine.  BNG Members get exclusive preview access fromThursday, February 17 through to

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