National Museum and Art Gallery celebrates T&T Festivals and Rituals

Landon Frauenfelder’s miniature house titled ‘Ole House Parang’ on display at the Festival and Rituals Exhibition

Trinidad and Tobago is a mecca for multi-ethnicity and culture, celebrating a mélange of religious and cultural festivals on our national calendar. Each festival connects our individual identities with our shared beliefs, ideas, attitudes, and knowledge, resulting in a collective ownership of each experience. 
Inspired by this cultural tapestry, the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) has created a unique opportunity to celebrate our diversity through a “Festivals and Rituals” Fine Arts Exhibition. Blending the range of artistic media with our culture, artists were invited earlier this year to submit their depictions of our heritage ranging from paintings, to sculptures, designs, glass pieces, metalwork, photographs, videos, performances, mixed media and installation art pieces. From the submissions received, approximately 100 pieces were selected to feature in the exhibition, which commenced on February 22nd and concludes on April 27th 2019. 
Keomi Serrette, Coordinator of this Fine Arts Exhibition stated that “this exhibition is considered extremely significant within the NMAG’s programme, as it is geared towards widening our public awareness of the Arts. Further, the museum endeavours to highlight the impact of our diverse cultural heritage on visual art perceptions as evidenced by works of art”. 
The Exhibition can be viewed during the NMAG’s opening hours- Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00am to 6pm. For further information, persons can contact 623-5941.

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