Thursday, April 24, 2014

NGJ Event: “Exploring Spirituality in Jamaica” – a Presentation by Bernard Jankee, Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm — Jamaica, WI

“Instrument for Four People” by Everald Brown
Collection: NGJ
NGJ Event: “Exploring Spirituality in Jamaica” – a Presentation by Bernard Jankee, Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm — Jamaica, West Indies; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00am – 12:30pm; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Phone: 1-876-922-1561; 1-876-618-0654; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; Event Type: art, art talk, exhibition; E-mail:; Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10am-4:30pm; Fridays: 10am-4 pm; Saturdays: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica and African-Caribbean Institute/Jamaica Memory Bank present: EXPLORING SPIRITUALITY IN JAMAICA by Bernard Jankee, Director, African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank on Thursday, April 24, 11:00am – 12:30pm. Free Admission. The presentation focuses on the cosmology and manifestations of spirituality in Jamaica, with special reference to the materials in the collections of the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica/Jamaica Memory Bank. This collaborative effort forms part of the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition and public education program and is free to the public. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the National Gallery’s acclaimed Explorations II: Religion and Spirituality exhibition, which explores the role of religion and spirituality in Jamaican culture and history, by means of 68 works from the NGJ collections, some of them well known and others only rarely exhibited. The exhibition includes work by artists such as Osmond Watson, Edna Manley, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, Carl Abrahams, Everald and Clinton Brown, Renee Cox, Ebony G. Patterson, Gloria Escoffery, Norma Rodney-Harrack and Omari Ra. The exhibition is part of a new series that explores important themes in Jamaican art and the National Art Collection. Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to close on April 27. The Exploring Spirituality presentation is part of the Institute of Jamaica’s Open House programme.”NGJ
About the Gallery: “The National Gallery of Jamaica, which was established in 1974, is the oldest and largest public art museum in the Anglophone Caribbean. It has a comprehensive collection of early, modern and contemporary art from Jamaica along with smaller Caribbean and international holdings. A significant part of its collections is on permanent view. The NGJ also has an active exhibition programme, which includes retrospectives of work by major Jamaican artists, thematic exhibitions, guest-curated exhibitions, touring exhibitions that originate outside of the island, and the premier national exhibition, the National Biennial. The NGJ offers a range of educational services, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussions, and children’s art programmes and also operates a gift shop and coffee shop.”Read more:
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