The Rita Marley artwork exhibition – a central characteristic of Bob Marley’s 77th birthday celebrations – will open this Sunday.
The Mystic of a Queen set up was organised by acclaimed curator, Berette S. Macaulay, with main input from Rita Marley’s youngsters, spouse and children, and cherished communities to celebrate her exceptional daily life and achievements, and is the newest collection additional to the Bob Marley museum. It contains archival images, particular collections, and accounts from shut mates, associates, scholars, and beloved ones.
“Mrs Rita Marley and her biographical work No Woman No Cry is but a chapter in her life,” states Lecia-Gaye Taylor, functions supervisor and lawful counsel for the Bob Marley Team of Organizations (BMG). “Her tale is nonetheless getting published, and the museum is enthusiastic about the show also evolving to very best showcase Nana Rita’s all-encompassing facets that are the ‘Mystic of a Queen’.”
Julia Vaz, BMG advertising director, shared that they are particularly excited to host a delegation of federal government officers for a private viewing on Bob Marley Day, February 6, to formally open the exhibit, as they have been in talks with users of the Government about collaborations on Resourceful Town of Songs initiatives for Kingston. The delegation will contain Primary Minister Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Mark Golding, and Minister of Lifestyle, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange.
MYSTIC OF A QUEEN
Through ‘Mystic of a Queen’, guests to the Bob Marley Museum will now have an possibility to link additional deeply with all sides of the Cuba-born Jamaican’s legacy, not only as the wife of Bob Marley, but also as an artiste, businesswoman, arts and tradition leader, human legal rights and education and learning champion, grandmother, and philanthropist, as described by Macaulay. She discussed the historical importance of the show she has curated and how it speaks to critical milestones in Rita Marley’s existence, and the influence she has had on other folks as a result of the several years.
“Her existence extends a great deal further than the boundaries of wife and mom – the recording of which stretches considerably past the scope of this original set up,” states Macaulay. “Rita Marley’s do the job as a humanitarian and advocate for women’s rights and children’s instruction in Jamaica, Africa, and the diaspora, are cultural and social contributions that the common community is unaware of. I look ahead to each and every visitor mastering a thing new,” she shared.
The Mystic of a Queen Rita Marley show will be a long lasting fixture at the Bob Marley Museum, out there for public viewing Mondays by means of Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.