Why the Bahamas' contemporary art scene is burgeoning
Each island nation in the Caribbean has its own unique landscape, culture and heritage. In the Bahamas, the distinct cultural identity is now being showcased through the island nation’s burgeoning contemporary art scene. Through the efforts of leading local curators and standout Bahamian artists, the nation’s creativity is being brought to an international audience. The capital, Nassau, is at the centre of this contemporary art movement. As well as holding UNESCO status as a Creative City of Crafts and Folk Arts, Nassau, on the island of New Providence, is home to a number of galleries and art studios, including what are perhaps the most prominent art sites in the Bahamas. Thanks to the efforts of institutions like these, more Bahamian artists are gaining greater prominence locally as well as in the international art world.