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A gallery specializing in Jamaican art from the 1920s to the present, with a particularly strong collection of Edna Manley's sculpture.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
12 Ocean Blvd., Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-922-1561
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Reviewed 6 January 2019

We went to the National Gallery's Last Sunday of the Month, a free afternoon at the Gallery, in December, 2018 and attended a performance of Nexus (a performing arts company) as well as seeing the exhibits at the Gallery. We were thrilled by the experience!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 11 December 2018

One truly needs to take in the JNG when visiting Kingston and the island. It contains a number of permanent gallery spaces well worth a visit. Also the quality of showcased exhibitions are brilliant. I high recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard P
Reviewed 4 December 2018

If you are into the art or not, visit this place, you will not regret it. The gallery has a good spectrum of modern and historic art. It is very well curated and not very busy, so you can enjoy the Gallery at leasure

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Rinald M
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Enjoyed the different historical and present themes that emerged from the diverse exhibits. Also if you are student you can bring your student id regardless of what country you are from to get the fee waived. There were also nice artwork to purchase too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank zabet137_8
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I didn't think there was that much Jamaican art, just because I'd Never heard of any famous artists, but this museum, though small, is a great lesson in art, history and culture of the island. They're renovating to expand the exhibition rooms, and regularly have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lblancq
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The gallery of Jamaica art is an oasis of calm in the mad house that is Kingston Jamaica. Quiet, serene and air conditioned it is a lovely spot to spend a few hours. I am not an art lover by any means but I love...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sjmc321
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Great place to spend a quiet afternoon. go with a guide to best understand what you are seeing and get an inderstanding of Jamaican culture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mwhite4823
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The National Gallery of Jamaica showcases a number of permanent galleries of Jamaican art as well as a variety of temporary exhibitions. It is located near to the Kingston waterfront and is worth a visit if you appreciate art. Even if art is not your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is one of my memorable places to visit. Each exhibit is like a new adventure. The layout of the gallery itself adds to the 'alice-in-wonderland' experience with pathways and corridors leading you to discover surprise collections. This is a hidden gem in Downtown Kingston...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tamiko S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Incredibly informative, stimulating adventure through the Island’s rich artistic history! It helped me see how our great artistic traditions extend beyond the medium of music

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joshua T
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16 November 2018|
Response from Sylvia H |
11 am to 4pm.