Culture

Arts

Masterworks at 25

For the past quarter century, the Masterworks Foundation’s Tom Butterfield and Elise Outerbridge have pursued a single-minded goal: to collect quality artworks featuring Bermuda to help build a stronger sense of our national identity. They began with the “twelve apostles,” as Butterfield likes to call the first dozen acquisitions, and created a custom-built museum that today boasts three Winslow Homers—among 1,300 world-class artworks—as a testament to their tenacious vision and hard-won credibility. The result of their effort...

Arts

Rare Birds by Elizabeth Gehrman

In April 2009, freelance writer Elizabeth Gehrman was in Bermuda working on a travel story for the Boston Globe Magazine when she went to Nonsuch Island with Jeremy Madeiros to see Somers, the first cahow chick born on the island in nearly 400 y...

Arts

Godet's Green Man Gombey Wins!

Bermudian artist Molly Godet was completely surprised at her recent Charman Prize win for her exceptional watercolor painting Green Man Gombey. Now in its fifth year, the Charman Prize is sponsored by John Charman and given by the Masterworks Mu...

Arts

New Books on Black History

The National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) Press will release in early 2013 two new books that highlight poignant stories of black Bermuda. The first is a newly edited version of the late Cyril Outerbridge Packwood’s seminal 1975 history of slavery ...

Our Bermuda

15 Things: Go Deep Sea Fishing and Reel in a Wahoo

  You’ll savour your Bermuda fish sandwich more if you’ve caught the fish yourself. In today’s Bermuda, where smart phones are more prevalent than fishing lines, it’s easier to buy fish from your local angler than head out at dawn t...

Our Bermuda

15 Things: Dance with the Gombeys

When the Gombeys start playing, every Bermudian within earshot stops abruptly, listens carefully to determine where the drumming is coming from and sets off to join the celebration. Although known for performing during cultural festivities, the ...