Artwork submissions for the Bob Marley Museum art exhibition honouring the singer were being accepted up to today and a new exhibition in honour of the Marley family matriarch Rita Marley will unveil at the museum on Sunday.
Lecia-Gaye Taylor, the operations manager for the Bob Marley Group of Companies, says that one of the main attractions of the Roots 77 events in celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday is the new Rita Marley: Mystic of a Queen permanent installation at the Bob Marley Museum.
The Berette S. Macaulay-curated art show created to honour Marley’s widow, philanthropist, singer-songwriter, cultural shaper, and entrepreneur, the Honourable Dr. Alfarita ‘Rita’ Constantia Marley will be on permanent display at the Bob Marley Museum. The Rita Marley exhibition debuts on Sunday, February 6 to a private viewing by a delegation of government officials, including the Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, the leader of the official opposition party, and tourism and culture ministers, before opening to the public on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Another new exhibition is being showcased at the Bob Marley Museum called The 7 Roots of Bob Marley’s Livity, also part of the Roots 77 events to celebrate reggae icon Bob Marley’s birthday. The juried exhibition features works submitted by young visual artists living and working in Jamaica who answered an open call for original artwork. Artists were able to submit their work up until 4 p.m. on February 4. The exhibit will open until August.