The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present another edition of its Last Sundays programme on May 26, 2013 when we will again be open from 11 am to 4 pm, with free admission for all. This month our now-customary free tours and children’s activities will be accompanied by a musical performance by the Nexus Performing Arts Company of Jamaica which start at 1:30 pm.
The Nexus Performing Arts Company was formed in 2001 by Hugh Douse, Artistic Director, a voice tutor at the Edna Manley College School of Music, singer, actor, conductor, songwriter, and a former Director of Culture in Education. The award-winning group has a broad musical repertoire that draws on Gospel, Negro Spirituals, Semi-classical, Popular music including Reggae and Showtunes, African and Classical music of the European and African traditions.
Visitors will also be able to see the current temporary exhibition, Natural Histories which looks at the ways Jamaican artists (contemporary and historical) have treated nature as concept and subject. This exhibition will be of particular interest to environmentalists, geographers and historians as well as art enthusiasts. The permanent exhibitions will also be open for viewing.
We look forward to hosting you on Sunday. Families and church and community groups are specially encouraged to visit.