NGJ 50: Continuity… A Legacy of Artistry


2024 marks the 50th Anniversary of the NGJs establishment in 1974 at the historic Devon House. Fast forward to five decades later at the downtown waterfront and the present NGJ management and staff remain steadfast in the commitments that characterized its establishment: conservation, recreation and education.

Through the theme “Continuity… A Legacy of Artistry”, NGJ will be directing its energies to pay homage to past accomplishments, while simultaneously reinforcing its commitment to even greater in the future.

Key events in the NGJ public programming for the year have been scheduled as follows:

- The Face of Us exhibition will continue to be on view until March 31, 2024, with additional programming for February and March to be announced.

- June 30, 2024, to September 29, 2024 – The exhibition entitled Continuity: NGJ 50th Anniversary Exhibition will highlight contemporary Jamaican artworks that demonstrate continuing trajectories with works from the permanent collection.

- September 12, 2024, to October 6, 2024 – Japan/Jamaica Photographic Art Exhibition A collaboration between the NGJ and the Japan Embassy in Jamaica, there will also be a reciprocal exhibition of Jamaican photography scheduled to be hosted in Shinjuku, Tokyo.

- November 10, 2024 – Devon House: Revisited – An artistic intervention at the NGJ’s former home.

- December 15, 2024 – 2024 Kingston Biennial - The NGJ’s flagship biennial exhibitions create a platform for international exposure and fertile interactions for Jamaica’s creatives.

Feb 29, 2024 - 10:00 am to Dec 31, 2024 - 4:00 pm