Jamaica’s primary public art museum, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean, is a key part of the island’s history. Established in 1979, it houses art that ranges from pre-Columbian works to those of contemporary Jamaican artists—with over 2,000 pieces in the collection—and mounts temporary exhibits on various aspects of Jamaica’s history and culture. The collection continues to expand, and now includes examples of video, graphic design, and street art. Guided tours are available, and there's an on-site coffee shop and gift store.
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I have been to Caribbean museums before so I had an expectation as to the work I was going to see but I was pleasantly surprised by The Nation Gallery of Jamaica. Both contemporary and classic art meet in the same building beautifully and its a must see for a trip to Kingston.