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Sixth Nairobi International Cultural Festival – the Spirit of Diversity, May 12 2018 @ the Nairobi National Museum

Date: May 12, 2018
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: from 10 am
Entry: Free


April 27, 2018 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Talk: SGR and the Nairobi National Park – Laying the Tracks Towards a National Disaster by Akshay Vishwanath, May 5 2018 @ Nairobi National Museum

Date: May 5, 2018
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 3.15 pm for 4 pm
Tickets: KES 500/- for Guests

April 27, 2018 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

Alfajiri Street Kids Art Exhibition, Apr. 5-29 2018 @ Nairobi National Museum

Dates: April 5 – 29, 2018
Venue: Temporary Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs and a short documentary by street kids. The exhibition illuminates the vision behind Alfajiri Street Kids Organization.

April 3, 2018 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Kenya Quilt Show, Mar. 8-26 2018 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Dates: March 8-26, 2018
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Entry: Normal Museum Rates, Apply

The Kenya Quilt Guild will be exhibiting exquisite quilts focusing around Kenyan history and culture along with modern, conventional and art quilts.

This exhibition that is celebrating a craft mainly perfected by women is also part of the Nairobi National Museum’s programme marking the International Women’s month of March.

The Kenya Quilt Guild is a vibrant cosmopolitan group of people who love the art of quilting.

March 1, 2018 at 10:37 am Leave a comment

Living Dangerously: A Unique Exhibition of Photographs Taken by LIFE Magazine Photo Journalist and World War II Pilot Terence Spencer, Dec. 19 2017 – Jan. 18 2018 @ National Museum

Dates: December 19, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 100 am – 5 pm, Daily
Entry: Normal Museum Rates Apply

Living Dangerously
A Unique Exhibition of Photographs taken by LIFE magazine photo journalist and World War 11 pilot Terence Spencer.

Images of war and human struggles to film stars, personalities, The Beatles and other pop and rock stars

December 14, 2017 at 9:24 am Leave a comment

Art Exhibition: Gallen-Kallela in Kenya, Nov. 22 – Dec. 15 2017 @ Nairobi National Museum

Dates: November 22 – December 15, 2017
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery – Nairobi National Museum
Time: 08.30am – 5.30pm Daily

Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865-1931), one of Finland’s most renowned artists, traveled to Kenya with his family in 1909. They lived on the outskirts of Nairobi, painting, travelling, and collecting both natural and ethnographic artefacts. Now, over 100 years later, his works are to be exhibited for the first time in the country they were created in.

In celebration of the 2017 centenary of Finnish independence, the Gallen-Kallela Museum together with the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi are producing the “GALLEN-KALLELA IN KENYA” exhibition on Akseli Gallen-Kallela’s trip and the art it inspired at the Nairobi National Museum. The exhibition is based on reproduced materials, paintings and photographs.

November 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Demigods and the Demagogues by Moses Nyawanda, Nov. 10-30 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – Museums of Kenya

Party Merger, Oils on Canvas – Moses Nyawanda (via NMK)

Dates: November 10-30, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum

Exhibition by Moses Nyawanda

Moses Nyawanda is the last born of eight children. When Nywanda was young his mother prophesized he would become an artist. Little did she know that her prophecy had been fulfilled the day when Moses was caught sketching by his math teacher. The sketch was so good that poor Moses got a thorough thrashing after the teacher recognized himself.

After grappling with several artistic practices from photography, sign-writing, and painting calabashes, Moses eventually attended formal art classes at the Creative Art Centre in Nairobi. In three years, Moses graduated with a diploma in fine arts and held his first solo exhibition at Yaya Centre. Over 15 years later, Moses has held numerous solo shows, won several art prizes and has been an artist in residence at Kuona Trust, the GoDown Arts Centre and the Railway Museum Art Studio (where he was a founding member). He now works from his home studio and shows his work around East Africa and the world.

As part of giving back to society, Moses works with the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) in Nairobi where he paints murals with positive messages for communities and mentors young artists.

Moses has this to say about his current artistic practice:

“At the moment, my medium of choice is oils. Over the years, I have developed a style of painting where l use a palette knife to produce layers and layers of paint so the work ends up looking like it was done with pastels. I’m currently working with vibrant yet earthy colors with subjects of people or animals. The themes I’m exploring are the interactions between people or animals as they are put into stories or situations. These storylines are usually informed by current events or personal experiences, some true, some imaginary, others fiction. I’ve investigated dating, relationships between people, sexuality, generational divides, divergent opinions, politics, corruption, love, technology and fear. These have been done in series.

I like to imagine and paint what would happen to the subjects in my work (people or animals) if they had to work through different situations, what would they say, what would they do, what would happen? Throughout this process, I look to strip apart the visual scene that emerges in my mind and put it back together in ways that reveal many different layers of reality, of thought and emotion.”

November 8, 2017 at 6:35 pm Leave a comment

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