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Painting By Norman Lewis Sells For $725,000

Painting By Norman Lewis Sells For $725,000

A painting by Norman Lewis recently sold for $725,000, with the sale part of a record-setting African American Art Auction by the Swann Auction Galleries in New York. Mr Lewis [1909-1979] — whose parents reportedly emigrated to New York from Bermuda in the early 20th century — is widely regarded as one of the finest African-American Abstract... Read more of this article

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Opening

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church Opening

Residents and visitors are invited to view the hand-painted icons at the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which will be opening to the public, every Wednesday and Saturday, starting Wednesday, July 5th throughout the summer until the end of August.The cathedral features an interior full of painted icons by Abba Gebre Hiwot Wolde Samuel, who was... Read more of this article

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

The Bermuda National Trust has been gifted the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection, a collection of more than 300 Bermuda 19th century paintings and photographs painstakingly collected by the Elliotts over a period of 30 years. To celebrate the gift and Bermuda’s nautical heritage, the Trust, in conjunction with Chubb, have partnered to show a selection... Read more of this article

BNT Exhibition To Highlight Historic Paintings

BNT Exhibition To Highlight Historic Paintings

This Thursday, the Bermuda National Trust is launching a free exhibition at Waterville highlighting water colours painted by Edward James between 1861-1877. James is considered to be one of the finest artists in Bermuda during the period of the US Civil War, and many of his works contain enlightening details of the American blockade at the East End... Read more of this article

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Guests at Tom Moore’s Tavern can now get a peek at a unique piece of historical artwork, thanks to a special donation from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Tom Butterfield, the founder of Masterworks, recently donated a print from Irish artist Robert Rothwell’s portrait of Tom Moore. Mr. Moore was a famed Irish poet, singer and songwriter who... Read more of this article

Sketches Depict Island In Late 19th Century

Sketches Depict Island In Late 19th Century

Capturing Bermuda’s history in a truly unique way, a series of sketches by Henry Finn serve as a reminder of the island as it existed in the late nineteenth century, some 121 years after they were published in Harpers Weekly in April 1895. Fenn, known as one of the most prominent landscape illustrator of that time, was born in Richmond, England... Read more of this article

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has recently opened a new gallery exhibit showcasing a unique and fascinating slice of Bermuda history. Bermuda Friendly Societies – A Cultural and Historical Exhibition opened to a large audience in the Rick Faries Gallery on Friday night. Those in attendance included Minister Pat Gordon Pamplin, Dame Jennifer... Read more of this article

Paintings Of Wildlife From 1831 To Be Displayed

Paintings Of Wildlife From 1831 To Be Displayed

The ACE Gallery today announced the opening of “Lansdown Guilding: A Natural History of Bermuda.” In celebration of Heritage Month the ACE Gallery and the Bermuda National Trust have partnered to showcase these colourful paintings of Bermuda’s marine wildlife for the first time since there were created in 1831. The opening reception is... Read more of this article

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

The St. George’s Foundation is getting set to host Dr. Edward Harris of the National Museum of Bermuda, along with two special guests, for a lecture and slideshow highlighting the 19th century artwork of Johnson Savage. The event will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “We are excited to host Dr. Ed Harris of... Read more of this article

BNG To Host Talk On Barnes Art Collection

BNG To Host Talk On Barnes Art Collection

Franklin Hill Perrell, art historian, former Chief Curator of the Nassau County Museum of Art, and co-founder of Artful Circle, will be speaking at the Bermuda National Gallery later this month in a talk entitled “A New Look at the Barnes Art Collection.” The talk will give those in attendance an updated look at the Barnes Collection in... Read more of this article

Drawings From The 1800s Donated To Museum

Drawings From The 1800s Donated To Museum

An album containing 39 watercolour and pencil drawings that depict landscapes of Bermuda and local activities from 1833–36 was recently donated to the National Museum of Bermuda. This exquisite album contains panoramic and harbour views, and scenes of 19th century activities such as whale processing, shipwreck salvage, boat repair, selling fish and... Read more of this article

American Painter’s WWII Bermuda Connection

American Painter’s WWII Bermuda Connection

Floyd MacMillan Davis was an American painter and illustrator who was stationed in Bermuda in the 1940s as a war correspondent, using his artistic talents to capture life of that era. Known for his work in marketing and advertising for nearly two decades before beginning to work with Life Magazine, Davis was described as “someone who could capture... Read more of this article

Noted New Zealand Painter’s Bermuda Works

Noted New Zealand Painter’s Bermuda Works

Although he may be best known today as the father of Trappist monk Thomas Merton — whose highly influential autobiography “Seven Storey Mountain” [1948] prompted thousands of World War II veterans, students and even teenagers to flock to monasteries across the US — New Zealand-born artist Owen Merton [1887–1931] was an accomplished... Read more of this article