Posts tagged ‘national museum of kenya’
Guest artists: Moussa Diallo & Shumi & Kato Change
Performances by: Sven Kacirek, Stefan Schneider, Bungo & Birds, Hauschka, Ayub Ogada, Lydia Ogoti and Mukunguni
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Unsellable Art! What goes on in the mind of an artist? This thought provoking and educative exhibition organized by the Network of Kenya Visual Artists (NKVA) provides an interesting view of the extremes of an artist.
Opening: May 21, 2013
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum of Kenya – Museum Hill
Time: 6.30 pm
The artists will be available in the gallery throughout the exhibition to give you an insight into their thoughts.
Exhibition Runs Until June 4 2013
Entry: Museum rates Apply
Other NKVA exhibitions running concurrently in Mombasa and Kisumu
Alliance Française de Mombasa May 17 – June 7, 2013
Kisumu Museum: May 25 – June 8, 2013
The U.S. Embassy, United States Agency for International Development, United Nations Environment Programme, and the Kenya Museum Society invite you to a special film screening of Chasing Ice in honor of World Earth Day on Saturday, 27 of April at 3:30PM at the Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya. A Q&A session will follow the film.
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog went to the Arctic on an assignment with National Geographic to capture images intended to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change; but through his Extreme Ice Survey he discovers evidence of our changing planet. Chasing Ice follows Balog across the Arctic as he deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. Balog’s hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a young team of adventurers by helicopter, canoe and dog sled across three continents, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story in human history.
The film was awarded Excellence in Cinematography, US Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar for best original song, among many other notable awards.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Film: 4.00pm – Entrance: FREE
RSVP: 0724 255 299, 2339158 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or email@example.com
The Kenya Museum Society invites you to Nairobi Half Life, Film Screening (1st time at the Nairobi National Museum)
This is the story of a young man in pursuit of his dream of becoming an actor. He makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity and quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairrobery as he is robbed of all his money and belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn’t know a soul.
He is drawn into a world of crime where he comes face to face with the city’s criminals… His determination is encouraging and a true testament that what stands between us and our goals is us.
Winner of Kalasha Awards
Breakthrough Audience Award at AFI Fest 2012 & Film Africa 2012 Audience Award
When: Saturday, 26 January, 2013
Where: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum,
Refreshments 1.15 pm, Doors open 2.00 pm.
Ksh 400 Members
Ksh 500 Non-members
Ksh 200 Citizen & Student rate
Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or firstname.lastname@example.org
M-Pesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019
Back from a successful International Tour of India, The Theatre Company will present Wanawake wa Heri wa Winsa – A Swahili translation of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor at the Nairobi National Museum Amphitheatre on the 15th and 16th of December 2012 at 4pm and 7 pm daily. Tickets for the show cost Ksh 500/-.
The play is set in Kiambu County in the plush environs of Windsor, Falstaff makes his love and desires known not to one but two married women in identical letters. Upon comparison Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page plot their revenge on Falstaff for being so bold and assuming. The revenge plan unveils itself with almost catastrophic but hilarious consequences. The strength of some relationships with doubts creeping and some grow ever so stronger as the inhabitants of this small town watch and are a part of the unfolding comical events that surround Falstaff amorous adventures.
Exhibition: Challenges of a Nationhood, Dec. 11 2012 to Jan. 23 2013 @ National Museum – Creativity Gallery
Opening: Tuesday, December 11 2012
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Exhibition: Stone sculptures by Art Piece Africa’s Naftali Mommanyi. Also featuring paintings by Samuel Njuguna, Willie Wamuti, Robert Njoroge and Daniel Kinyanjui
Exhibition: Layers – Perceptions & interactions between Scientists & Communities, Dec. 10-31 2012 @ National Museum – Ecology Gallery
Be part of the Art Project and get shadow portraits of you in your chosen lab coat for free
Dates: Tuesdays 11 am-2 pm, Thursdays 3-6 pm, Saturday 10 am – 1 pm
Read more on this project here
Exhibition: Varied Perceptions, Dec. 10 2012 – Jan. 31 2013 @ the Creativity Gallery – National Museum
December: December 10 2012 – January 31 2013
Venue: the Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum rates apply
Exhibition by: Maryann Muthoni Gathenya, Melissa Jean Woodside, Francis Oghuma Picha and 17 others in Nairobi
Kenya Museum Society presents the best second hand book sale in Nairobi – it is back at the Nairobi National Museum
Friday 7 – Saturday 8 December 2012
10am – 3pm on both days.
If you missed the September edition… this is your chance to get some really good books at great prices (a discount will be given if you purchase many books)
The National Museum of Kenya Permanent Art collection will be showcased to the public for the very first time
Exhibiting artists: Cartoon Joseph, Moses Nyawanda, Michael Dete, James Mutisya, Moses Muigai, Wilson Mwangi, Erick Wamagata, Oliver Okoth
Screening: Bones of Turkana – Unraveling the Mysteries of Human Evolution Introduced by Dr. Richard Leakey, Nov. 14 2012 @ National Museum
The Kenya Museum Society & Prehistory Club NMK, invite you to Bones Of Turkana – Unravelling the mysteries of Human Evolution Introduced by Dr. Richard Leakey
This is a National Geographic Special film that will show you how Dr Leakey and his team traverse 4 million years of hominid history in search of the characteristics that make us uniquely human, focusing on the latest significant fossil discoveries made in the arid Northern Region of Kenya’s Turkana Basin (the Cradle of Human Life)
Date: Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Refreshments 6pm Doors open 6.30 pm.
Contacts: Reservations: 0724 255 299, 2339158 or email@example.com
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS members, Ksh 500 Non-members & Ksh 200 Students [M-Pesa no: 400800, Account no: 6571570019]
Download Bones of Turkana Poster
The NMK is celebrating art in all its diversity through paintings, editorial cartoons and portraits.
Opening Date: August 6, 2012
Venue: National Museum of Kenya, Temporary Gallery
Exhibition Dates: August 7-19, 2012
Entry: Museum Rates Apply
Munene is one of Kenya’s leading cartoonists. He currently works with the Standard Newspaper.
This is his first solo exhibition.
Date: August 9, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum of Kenya
Tickets: Gate Kshs 1000, Advance tickets Kshs 800 available online at www.ticketsasa.com
One and Only is a celebration of love and life wrapped in sweet melodies and soulful delivery. It’s a snapshot of everyday romance in 21st century Africa and everyday Nairobi.
One and Only is the embodiment of our desire to find true love and companionship without the hassle of new age theories. It’s the space to tell our stories of love and friendship.
For more info check their Facebook event page
Listen to ‘One and Only’
Monica Wangu Wamwere: The Unbroken Spirit
The Unbroken Spirit explores the search for justice by a mother (former MP Koigi Wamwere’s mother) for her three sons and forty nine other detainees locked up during the clamour for multiparty democracy in Kenya. It is a story of courage, determination and power for the powerless. Above all, it is the story of a mother’s unconditional love.
Winner, First Prize, Best Documentary at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)
Director: Jane Murago Munene
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium
info: 0724 255299, 2339158
Where: The National Museums Of Kenya, Museum Hill Nairobi, KE
when: Sunday, May 27th at 4:30PM
Ticket Details: Entry Free
Turkana has been in the news lately for all the right reasons! So here is a perfect excuse for you to visit this region.
The 5th Lake Turkana Festival, which will take place from 18th to 20th May 2012 on the shores of the world famous Lake Turkana, the so-called Jade Lake.
The Lake Turkana Festival is organised jointly by the German Embassy, the National Museums of Nairobi, Private Safaris and the local community of Loiyangalani and sponsored by various institutions and companies. The aim of this event, which has taken place every year since 2008, is to promote peace and cultural understanding among the local communities. The Lake Turkana Festival not only became famous for its colourful, stirring and moving music performances, sports events and arts exhibitions but also won the hearts of locals and politicians and support of several companies, NGOs and foreign embassies for its ability to address and promote issues relating to the sustainable development of the Turkana region.
It may sound like light culture entertainment but the event serves a deeper purpose: the Lake Turkana Festival gives the region with its lack of infrastructure, fights among ethnic communities and environmental challenges an opportunity for cross-cultural interaction and reconciliation. This is a chance for both, Kenyans as well as Expatriates, to experience the living conditions and fascinating culture of the ten participating tribes.
Transport is either by car convoy or by plane. The road travel option will take visitors on a magical journey across Kenya, from Nairobi to Loyangalani. As the convoy will progress through the changing landscapes, the accompanying and highly knowledgeable expert staff of the National Museums of Kenya will explain the different cultural habits and unique features of the communities along the way.
Be advised that accomodation space is limited and already starting to be filled.
Travel details, programme and other information on the Festival can be found on the official website.
Explore this unique territory and be a witness of the terrific performances and demonstrations of ten different ethnic communities!
This is truly the adventure of a life time!