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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

Kenya’s Constitution: Origins, Objectives and Impact by Professor Yash Pal Ghai, Nov. 19 2016 @ Nairobi National Museum

Professor Yash Pal Ghai | Photo via the NMS

Professor Yash Pal Ghai | Photo via the NMS


Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm; Talk at 4:00pm

Donation: Ksh 200 Student, Ksh 400 KMS member and Ksh 500 Guest (MPESA no: 400800 Account no: 6571570019)
Tickets: 0724 255299, 2339158 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

Yash Ghai will discuss why Kenya needed a new Constitution and briefly describe the process, including the hurdles that faced it. He will describe what the new Constitution tries to achieve, taking issues like national unity, respect for diversity, integrity, popular participation and social justice.

He will also give an interim progress report on these issues, and the resistance the Constitution faces, especially from government and politicians, as well as from continued corruption.

About
Yash Pal Ghai is Kenyan. He studied law at Oxford and Harvard and taught in Dar es Salaam, where many distinguished East African lawyers were his students. Later he taught at universities in Sweden, the UK and Hong Kong, and as visiting professor in many more.

In Kenya he chaired the first phase of the constitution making process from 2000 to 2004. Much of the fruit of that stage of the process can be seen in the Constitution adopted in 2010. Yash Ghai has advised on constitution making in 20 or so other countries.

November 13, 2016 at 3:34 pm 1 comment

Leo Movie Screening, Oct. 8 2016 @ Nairobi National Museum

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Date: Saturday, 8 October 2016
Venue: Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 4 pm
Tickets: KES 500 – Guests, KES 400 for KMS Member

RSVP: 0724 255 299 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org

September 30, 2016 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Talk: Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa, Aug. 13 2016 @ the National Museums

Kenya Museum Society and The National Museums of Kenya invite you, your friends and colleagues for a fascinating talk on Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution.

Date: Saturday, August 13 2016
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium
Time: 4 pm

Talk: Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa by Prof. Stanley H. Ambrose, University of Illinois

About
The disastrous beginning of the last Ice Age, 74 thousand years ago, may have stimulated anatomically modern humans in Africa to cooperate for survival. This new social security system, combined with new technologies, may have facilitated expansion of behaviorally modern humans out of Africa sixty thousand years ago, and replacement of Neanderthals and other archaic human species. Stanley Ambrose will discuss the geological, climatic, archaeological, genetic, physiological and fossil evidence for behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern African humans and the demise of Neanderthals.

Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm – Talk at 4:00pm

Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Resident Guest

All proceeds support projects of the National Museums of Kenya

August 10, 2016 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Girls Design the World, Apr. 1-30 2016 @ Cultural Dynamism Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Girls Design the World Exhibition
Opening Date: 1 April 2016
Venue: Cultural Dynamism Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10am – 12pm

Exhibition continues to 30 April 2016
Time: Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Entry: Normal rates apply

Find more information on their website; http://girlsdesigntheworld.org/

A partnership between the National Museums of Kenya and Minneapolis Institute of Art

March 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

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