From the 16th century into the New World, enslaved Africans and their descendants in Jamaica expressed themselves, their spiritually and their desire for redemption through the arts. Reggae continues the expressive tradition of rejecting oppression and validating Afro-Jamaican identity and the demand of equal rights.
‘Jamaica 50: Constructing a Nation’ explores the beginnings and continuing development of Jamaica as a proud and independent nation. The exhibition is a collaborative effort incorporating specimens, art pieces and artifacts.
War… Lest We Forget! curated by the Institute of Jamaica, honours those Jamaicans who gave their lives in the two World Wars and those who returned home to share their experiences, rededicating themselves with renewed awareness to the building of a modern Jamaica.