Founded in 1972, The National Gallery of Jamaica is dedicated to documenting and promoting the visual arts of Jamaica. The largest art gallery in the english speaking Caribbean. The National Gallery seeks to enhance public awareness of the visual arts and the issues which surround and contextualize it,by mounting regular exhibitions of contemporary art and organising a host of education programmes. The exhibition programme includes retrospectives,historical and thematic exhibitions, and recurrent exhibitions such as the National Biennial.
The National Gallery charts the growth and development of Jamaica’s greatest artistic endeavours, from Taino Indian artifacts to Spanish and English colonial art, from the early pioneers to the very latest contemporary work by Jamaican artists.