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NEWSLETTER July 2012

Dear Members and Friends,

Jon Murray is trying to extend his knowledge of art and has come up with a creative idea to fund his university expenses – an art auction. The Bahamas Historical Society has donated the use of the museum for the evening which promises to be a rare cultural event.

The Small Art Auction House

Friday, July 13th, 6:30PM

The Bahamas Historical Society Museum

Corner of Shirley Street & Elizabeth Avenue
Nassau, The Bahamas

The first of its kind, the Small Art Auction House is a one-night only live auction of new “postcard” sized original artworks by over 50 Bahamian and international artists. The commissioned never-before-seen works are in a collection of media including drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, textiles and sculpture and all begin bidding at $50.

The event - a fundraiser for cultural worker Jon Murray's University tuition - will also include a performance by The Bahamas Music Conservatory Chamber Ensemble and the release of the limited edition hand-bound book Death, Debt & Divorce, inspired by and made exclusively for this event by Poinciana Paper Press. Of course, no event can be without delectable drinks by Young's Champagne and hors d'oeuvres by Cheesecake Heaven.

Tickets are limited and require a donation of $25.

Keep up to date!

View the art as it comes in at www.smallartauctionhouse.tumblr.com.


Not able to attend? Not a problem!

Email smallartauctionhouse@gmail.com and find out how you can participate wherever you are.


Thanks to Robert Dorsett for these links to the June Talk by Sybil Allen on her book Charmed by Southern Whispers:

http://youtu.be/IJ5YCaWgZM8
http://youtu.be/MYjna_W7lKw
http://youtu.be/Su28newzknM
http://youtu.be/3B_11FbTf6E


Next Season’s events in the pipeline:

Thursday 27th September – Marion Bethel on Women’s Suffrage

Two Book launches for The History of The Bahamas in Pictures

Thursday 31st January – William Whobrey – Cloisters Paradise Island.
O n this topic Virginia Ballance sent me this link on the five cloisters purchased by William Randolph Hearst: http://www2.metmuseum.org/pubs/journals/1/pdf/1512804.pdf.bannered.pdf


A while ago I received this e mail from Jen L.: "I am working with a small historical society in New York and we recently came upon an old military coat in the collection. It looks to be from the late 18th to early 19th century. It is made of bright red wool with black and heavy gold metal trim, and one of the coat tails has an applied embroidered crown patch. The buttons feature a crown and say “Bahama Militia.” I have been unable to turn up much information on the Bahama Militia and none at all on its uniforms. Would you be able to provide some insight? Thank you, Jennifer."

She provided the following images:



The Museum will be closed from 29th June until 3rd September.

Enjoy your summer!

Kind regards,

Jim Lawlor, President

 

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