The National Gallery of Jamaica
The island's largest gallery has 18 sub-galleries arranged over 25,000 square feet of floor space. The gallery was first established in November 1974 at Devon House, Kingston's most famous Great House, but after eight years, it was transferred to its present location in the Kingston Mall. There are eight permanent exhibitions, including a pre-20th-century collection of historical artifacts that can be traced back to before the 1400s. There is also an international collection containing works from various countries. This gallery has perhaps the largest collection of Jamaican art and much of that is on permanent view. The NAJ mounts several exhibitions a year, with two recurrent ones, the National Biennial and the annual National Visual Arts Exhibition and Competition. Address: National Gallery of Jamaica 12 Ocean Boulevard, Block C Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street) Contacts: Phone: 1-876-922-1561/3 (LIME fax line); 1-876-618-0654/5 (Digicel fixed line) Fax: 1-876-922-8544 www.natgalja.org.jm Admission runs about JMD50 for adults, JMD10 for children, less for children with school ID.