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 the premier national 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.
Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11 am to 4 pm Closed to the public on the other Sundays and on Mondays and Public Holidays (Offices are open on Mondays)
The NGJ is also occasionally open on Sundays and evenings for exhibition openings and special programmes for more information, please visit this blog regularly.
Admission: Adults: Ja$ 400 (effective January 10, 2012)
Senior Citizens and Teachers accompanying student groups: Ja$ 200 (effective January 10, 2012)
Children and Students with ID: free
Guided tours: Ja$ 3,000 (general); Ja$ 2,000 (schools) by appointment only.
For tour appointment, please call the Education Department at 1.876.922-1561/3 (Lime fixed line); 1.876.618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line); Admission, tours and children’s activities are free on Last Sundays, some special programmes such as film screenings, may however attract a fee.
Most special events are free. Some of the children’s programmes attract a nominal fee. Donations can be placed in the donations box in the reception area and help to support NGJ exhibitions and programmes.