Established in 1974, The National Gallery of Jamaica, in Kingston, is Jamaica's public art museum. Housing a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings, the gallery also features the premier collection of Jamaican art, from the Taino to the present day.


Home to an extensive collection of Jamaican art, the National Gallery of Jamaica hosts regular exhibitions that promote various aspects of Jamaica art, from the established masters to the young and emerging artists. The exhibition programme includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the island’s premier national exhibitions- the National Biennial. It also offers a range of educational services including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children's art programmes.

You can stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir to take back to your loved ones or relax and unwind at the coffee shop. The gift shop sells books and locally made art and craft items, and the money collected for these is used to support the operations of the gallery, and Jamaican artists.


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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  • The Gallery also hosts a popular ‘Last Sundays’ programme, where the gallery is open from 11a.m. to 4p.m. and entry is free of cost, with tours and children’s activities, and special programming.


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