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National Gallery of Jamaica

National Gallery of Jamaica

  12 Ocean Boulevard, Block C, Kingston

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The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view.

The NGJ houses the premier collection of Jamaican art, from the Taino to the present day, significant parts of which are on permanent display. There are regular temporary exhibitions that promote various aspects of Jamaica art, from the established masters to the young and emerging artists.

The NGJ's exhibition programme includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the island’s premier national exhibitions, the National Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children's art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.

At the gift shop art reproductions, books and locally made art and craft can be bought (and which helps to support the operations of the NGJ and Jamaican artists)

The Gallery also hosts a popular Last Sundays programme, where the NGJ is open from 11a.m. to 4p.m. and entry is free of cost, with tours and children’s activities and special programming. The National Gallery of Jamaica is a division of the Institute of Jamaica, Ministry of Youth and Culture.

Opening Times

Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Closed on Public Holidays

Fine Arts & Culture, Gallery