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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

Nigerian Festival in Nairobi, Oct. 1 – Nov 30 2017 @ National Museum, Nairobi Gallery & Alliance Française

Dates: October 1 (Nigeria National Day) – November 30, 2017
Venues: Nairobi Gallery, Nairobi National Museum and the French Cultural Centre

Organised by Alan Donovan – he of the African Heritage House – and other collaborators.

September 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Urban Rites and the Politics of Recognition by Dr. Joyce Nyairo, May 30 2017 @ National Museum

Date: May 30, 2017
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.

May 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm 1 comment

Exhibitions: Michael Soi, Patrick Mukabi, Joseph Bertiers & Others + Patrick Abungu, May 18 – Jun. 2017 @ National Museum

“Saying the unspeakable in museums” at the Nairobi Museum during the International Museum Day – May 18 2017

Theme: Museums and Contested Histories – Saying the Unspeakable in Museums
Open to public from Thurs 18th May 11am

Exhibition 1: by Michael Soi, Patrick Mukabi, Joseph Bertiers and others
Venue: Creativity Gallery
On Until May 30, 2017

An exhibition by artists who do not flinch from controversial issues.

Exhibition 2: in text and images by Patrick Abungu and Okoko Ashikoye

Venue: Temporary Gallery
On Until June 30, 2017

An exhibition on the abolition of slavery in East Africa and its legacy on contemporary Kenyan society of slave descent.

May 15, 2017 at 1:10 pm Leave a comment

Fifth Nairobi International Cultural Festival, May 13 2017 @ Nairobi National Museum – Courtyard

Date: May 13, 2017
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Entry: Free

The annual Nairobi International Cultural Festival, now in its fifth year, is a get together that brings people from five continents to celebrate and share in cuisine, music, dance, handicrafts and fashion.

May 4, 2017 at 3:18 pm Leave a comment

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