Since the last Sunday of March 2016 is Easter, and a public holiday, there will be no Last Sundays on that day. We will instead offer a special Sunday programme on April 3, the first Sunday in April. The programme for April 3 features a musical performance by Sherieta and four exhibitions. This includes Selections from the Permanent Collection, Recent Acquisitions and a small tribute exhibition to Barrington Watson. April 3 will also be the last chance to view the critically acclaimed Explorations IV: Masculinities exhibition, which has been held over and closes on that day.
A passionate performer with a powerhouse voice, Sherieta was a semi-finalist in the BBC’s 2007 The Next Big Thing competition. Sherieta tells vivid and deep stories through her songs. This she attributes to, “trying to figure out the answers to life’s most challenging questions.” Sherieta is a proficient songwriter who not only writes her own songs, but has penned lyrics for a number of Jamaican artistes including Etana (Warrior Love, Trigger), Tarrus Riley (Let Peace Reign), Marcia Griffiths (Beer and a Girl), and Romain Virgo (Beautiful).
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to present a special Sunday opening on March 10th and one more opportunity to see the National Biennial before it closes. As has become customary for our Sunday programmes, opening hours will be from 11am to 4pm, with free admission, tours, and children’s activities.
On March 10th, we are collaborating with the Kingston Book Festival to present a programme that includes a panel discussion on art book publishing and the launch of Claudia Hucke’s much-anticipated book Picturing the Postcolonial Nation: (Inter)Nationalism in the Art of Jamaica, 1962-1975.
The National Gallery of Jamaica is pleased to announce the continuation of its monthly “Last Sundays” programme and will again be open to the public Sunday, October 28 from 11 am to 4 pm.
UPDATE: Due to the anticipated bad weather associated with Tropical Storm Isaac, this event has been cancelled. We regret the inconvenience.
We’re open this Sunday, August 26, from 11 am to 4 pm – free admission, free tours (donations are however welcome and our gift and coffee shop will be open).
This is also your last chance to see the 2012 National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition.
Regular tours will start at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm and a special children’s activities tour at 2 pm.
As part of its new initiative to be open to the public every last Sunday of the month, the National Gallery will again be open on Sunday 29, from 11 am to 4 pm.
Visitors will be able to view National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition and the National Gallery’s permanent exhibitions, the newly reinstalled Kapo Galleries included. Free guided tours of the exhibitions and collections will start at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm, respectively, and there will be a special children’s activity tour which will start at 2 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Peacemakers Mento Band, which will perform from 2 to 3 pm.
Admission, tours and other gallery activities are free on July 29 but contributions to our donations box are welcomed. Participation in these tours is free but on a “first come, first served” basis and the maximum number of participants in each tour is 30.
Our gift and coffee shops will be open for business. Donations are welcomed and, along with gift and coffee shop revenues, play an important role in the funding of our programmes.