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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.

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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

About
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

Exhibition: HOPE – A Story of Courage & Sacrifice with paintings by Yegonizer, Apr. 13 – May 30 2017 @ Nairobi National Museum


HOPE: A Story of Courage & Sacrifice with paintings by EVANS YEGON Popularly known as Yegonizer

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 am
Free Entry

Exhibition continues to May 30, 2017
Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Normal rates will apply

About
This Easter, we are going back in time, way back in time! 2,000 years ago to be precise. Join us at the Nairobi National Museum for an eye opening exhibition on the story of Easter. The exhibition opens on the 13th of April till end of May. There will be fun family activities on the 15th and 16th of April.

This fascinating story is told using a series of paintings by Evans Yegon and a collection of objects associated with Easter.

Evans Yegon, pseudonym Yegonizer, was born in Bomet Kenya in 1985. He studied fine art at Buruburu Institute of Fine Art (BIFA) and turned professional in 2008. Yegonizer is associated with Ivuka Art Centre Kigali and has exhibited his work extensively locally and internationally. His themes are mainly landscapes, portraits and religious art. He is currently based at the GoDown art centre.

Working in acrylics on canvas Yegonizer’s narratives are enigmatic and intense. The remarkably contemporary abstract realism he applies generates a compelling and daring effect. Working his backgrounds in seemingly random strokes, Yegonizer’s riotous disorder is a really thrilling way of making a realistic artwork additionally abstract.

The combination of Yegnoizer’s dominant paintings with the solemn objects of Christian reverence displayed in this exhibition creates a contrasting atmosphere of outward freedom and inward reflection.

This exhibition is not intended to convert the museum gallery to a religious shrine but rather to celebrate the season of Easter and provide museum visitors with an opportunity to enjoy beautiful art while learning about the origin of Easter and its relevance to Christians today.

April 13, 2017 at 10:28 am Leave a comment

Film Screening & Discussion: Tukae na Undungu, Mar. 18 2017 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum


Date: March 18, 2017
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: Guests KES 500, KMS Members KES 400 and Children/Students KES 200

Panelists: Prof. Karega Munene, Wambui Kamiru-Collymore and Lydia Nafula

March 14, 2017 at 10:56 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: The 21st Kim Sung-Jin African Formative Ceramics Exhibition, Dec. 8 2016 – Jan. 5 2017 @ the National Museum

African Formative Ceramics Exhibition by Sung-Jin | Photo via National Museum

African Formative Ceramics Exhibition by Sung-Jin | Photo via National Museum


Dates: December 8, 2016 – January 5, 2017
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Museum Open Daily – 8.30am – 5.30pm
Entry: Normal Rates Apply

About
Kim, Sung-Jin was born in South Korea on 16th December 1954. He graduated from the department of ceramic arts at Dankook University (M.F.A)

He has held 20 solo exhibitions including the Invitation Artists of Korea Individual Design Exhibition he is also a member of Korea Art Association, Korea Contemporary Ceramic Association and Korea Craft Council.

He is currently undertaking a one year programme as a resident professor in the Department of Fine Art and Design at Kenyatta University teaching ceramics

December 2, 2016 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

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