Rastafari Exhibition

Rastafari

The newest exhibition Rastafari opened in 2015 and was the first to be mounted in the temporary gallery. As a result, the space was reconditioned with permanent panels constructed. The Montego Bay version is focused on the Coral Gardens incident that occurred in St. James in 1963. The space also features the Bad Friday documentary with texts displayed on the episode, which remains a powerful issue of debate among Rastafari and Montego Bay communities. Members of the Rastafari community in Western Jamaica participated in highlighting the heritage of their community in this exhibition and participate in the Museum’s activities at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre. The public launch of this exhibition was held on May 2, 2015. Rastafari will be replaced in October 2016 with Uprising, Morant Bay, 1865 and its Afterlives.