Re-installed: Edna Manley – Negro Aroused (1935)

The redesigned entrance to the "Jamaican Art: The 20th Century" permanent exhibition

As part of the re-installation of our permanent exhibitions, which is currently in progress, we have recently re-conceptualized and re-installed the entrance alcove to the main permanent exhibition, now named Art in Jamaica: The 20th Century, which provides a comprehensive overview of modern Jamaican art. The entrance alcove has for many years housed Edna Manley’s famous Negro Aroused (1935), which we have retained but remounted on a display table by Jamaican Art Deco designer Burnett Webster, which was specifically commissioned and designed by the Institute of Jamaica to accommodate the sculpture.

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