Saturday, November 5, 2016

Exhibition: “Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art” - show EXTENDED through Saturday, November 5, 2016 at NGJ — Jamaica, West Indies

“Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art” July 31-November 5, 2016 at NGJ
(Image: David Pottinger – "Snapper Time (1970)" Collection: NGJ)
Exhibition: “Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art” from July 31, 2016 through Saturday, November 5, 2016 at NGJ — Jamaica, WI; Event Details – Where: National Gallery of Jamaica; Location: 12 Ocean Blvd, Block C, Kingston, Jamaica (Entrance is on Orange Street); Tel: 1-876-922-1561, 1-876-922-1563; Fax: 1-876-922-8544; E-mail:; Opening hours: Tues-Thurs: 10am to 4:30pm; Fri: 10am-4pm; Sat: 10am-3pm; Last Sundays: the NGJ is open every last Sunday of the month, 11am-4pm
Event Description: “The National Gallery of Jamaica cordially invites you to the 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' exhibition which opened on Sunday, July 31, 2016 and continues through Saturday, November 5, 2016 . 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' is the first installment of a two-part exhibition series that explores the role of Kingston in the development of Jamaican art and, conversely, the actual and potential role of art in the development of the city of Kingston. Inspired by Kingston’s recent UNESCO designation as a Creative City of Music, the exhibition makes the case that Kingston has been the crucible for many other aspects of Jamaican culture, such as the visual arts. Featuring works of art from the late 17th century to the present as well as documentary photographs, the exhibition looks at how Jamaica’s turbulent but culturally fertile capital city has generated circumstances and opportunities that have propelled the development of Jamaican art, from the natural resources to the economic activities and institutions. The exhibition also explores how artists have been inspired in their work by the events, personalities and tales that have defined life in the city, starting with the 1692 Port Royal earthquake. 'Kingston – Part 1: The City and Art' is curated by National Gallery Assistant Curator Monique Barnett-Davidson and continues until Saturday, November 5, 2016 ...”Read more: National Gallery of Jamaica
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