Nowhere on the island may have such a concentration of things to do for visitors to Jamaica. The culture is richly represented through the many historical sites, museums and art galleries in Montego Bay.
National Gallery West
The National Gallery of Jamaica, operates an arm at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre, with permanent and temporary exhibitions. National Gallery West is located in the domed building at the back of the Centre and offers four exhibitions per year, of which at least one focuses on the art of Western Jamaica. Guided tours are available and educational programmes, including children’s art classes, are being developed.
Tel: (876) 971-3920
Aah … Ras Natango Garden and Gallery
Ahhh… Ras Natango Gallery and Garden has always had a special, unique atmosphere. In 1988, Ian Williams (Ras Natango) purchased the land that would later hold ahhh... solely for the view. After years of pursuing his art, the land was terraced and a gallery built on it. Ras is self-taught and prefers to work in acrylics. His art is now in every hotel Riu on the island, and in private collections in over 17 countries of the world.
Tel: (876) 578-2582
Gallery of West Indian Art
The gallery has collected and sold Haitian paintings, Jamaican paintings and Cuban paintings for almost 50 years. The collection is large and varied in style and theme. The gallery carries works by early Jamaican and Haitian Intuitive painters, like Albert Artwell and Prosper Pierre Louis and Haitian and Jamaican Masters, such as Seymour Etienne Bottex and Carl Abrahams.
Tel: (876) 952 4547 Gallery
Tel: (876) 871 8103 Mobile
Elgo’s Art Gallery
Featuring the work of Errol "Elgo" Lewis, an internationally recognized Jamaican artist whose works have brought his to the attention of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Tel: (876) 971-331
Saba Art Gallery
The Saba Art Gallery was founded in 2002 with an idea to display a wide variety of local, regional and international art including watercolours, pen and ink, acrylics and oils.
Tel: (876) 940-1011