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Jamaican Art 50 Years After Independence

As part of the upcoming celebration of 50 years of Jamaican independence on August 6, 2012, the National Gallery of Jamaica is currently presenting works documenting the evolution and impact of Jamaican-produced works on the international art scene.
The culture and art of Jamaica certainly spans well past independence, but the 1963 – 2012 timespan allows for an important retrospective of the vibrant arts scene that was an out growth of post-colonial pride and the development of a contemporary arts aesthetic.
The works of notable artists such as Eugene Hyde, Karl Parboosingh and Barrington Watson are featured at the National Gallery and can be pointed to as stellar examples from this period.

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