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 also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and its flagship exhibition, the Jamaica 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.

The National Gallery of Jamaica is located on the Kingston Waterfront. Since July 2014, the NGJ operates a branch, National Gallery West, at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. This branch offers regular exhibitions and related educational programmes.

The National Gallery of Jamaica is a division of the Institute of Jamaica, Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.


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  1. Congratulations! This is a beautiful blog. It is great to live in the same region and to finally be able to have access to other Caribbean art through Internet. Some of our best artists have been to the Edna Manley Institute for further education. And now we finally get to see and read about the woman after which the Institute was named … This is great!
    Please visit our blog too, or drop us an email to receive our free digital quarterly about Surinamese visual arts: Sranan Art Xposed.
    Another blog which might be interesting to your readers is paramaribo SPAN: http://paramaribospan.blogspot.com/
    Thanks, Marieke

  2. Please can you tell me more about the work and sculpture of the artist that live and work in Trench Town in the 1960’s, I beleived call Copper. He lost the use of his legs due to working with the wood on his legs .

    • You seem to be referring to Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds. You can read more about him and his work on this blog:

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