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Graffiti Session at the National Museum with the BSQ Crew! Dec. 8 2017 @ National Museum

BSQ at the NMK | Image via the NMK

Date: December 8, 2017
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2 pm

The group will also have an exhibition – NextGen – at the Museum, Creativity Gallery – running until January 15, 2018

Join the artists on Friday 8th December at 2PM for a fun and interactive graffiti session in the gallery!

The bomb squad crew (BSQ) is a street art group consisting of young Kenyan artists. The group formed in 2011 and hails from the city streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. It is made up of members with a passion and love for art, specifically mural work and graffiti. The exhibition titled NextGen is BSQ’s first major exhibition. The public is invited to join the artists on Friday 8th December at 2PM for a fun and interactive graffiti session in the Nairobi National Museum’s Creativity Gallery!

NextGen is an exhibition about the next generation, a generation that has forgotten the beauty of our culture. The artists use a variety of techniques in collaborative and individual works to investigate how our culture is affected today by the mixture of traditional and technological influences.

BSQ hopes to show museum visitors that street art is not only for vandalism but can be displayed in a museum gallery to express and address different societal issues, in this case to portray how technology has affected our culture both positively and negatively.
BSQ have managed to carve up a name for themselves as the most energetic, inspiring and creative art crew in East and Central Africa. BSQ is a group of young Kenyan artist formed in 2011.


December 6, 2017 at 5:38 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Safari – In Search of Latent Talent by Emmanuel Kariuki, Oct. 10-31 2017 @ Temporary Gallery – National Museum

Painting by Emmanuel Kariuki | via NMK

Dates: October 10-31, 2017
Venue: Temporary Gallery, National Museum

Paintings, sculptures and other arts, by Emmanuel Kariuki

October 6, 2017 at 11:27 am Leave a comment

Exhibition by Oliver Okoth Martin, On Going – Until September 17 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – Nairobi National Museum

Painting by Martin Okoth | via the NMK

Dates: On Going – Until September 17, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Entry: Normal rates will apply

Oliver Martin Okoth is a free lance commercial artist based in Nairobi and Kisumu who conceptualizes music on canvas. As a conceptual artist he tries to give an illustration on what he perceives the musicians songs are about.

In this exhibition he focuses on the legendary Michael Jackson. Okoth has participated in several exhibitions which include:
– Group Show, National Museums of Kenya (supported by Absolute Vodka), Nov -Dec 2012.
– Tupac All eyes on me, Kenya railways art gallery, 2014
– Nobody can stop Reggae, Nairobi National Museum, Feb 2015.
– Hip Hop THE TRIBUTE, Karen Village 2016

Okoth also has a keen interest in children and has made coloring books to introduce them early to art. These can be purchased online. As an artist he believes art can change the course of a nation and he is keen on playing his part in this.

August 18, 2017 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Museum and Society: The Hard Talk – A Contested Relationship, Jun. 3 2017 @ National Museum

A talk by Prof. George Abungu, Heritage Consultant and former Director-General of the National Museums of Kenya

Date: June 3, 2017
Venue: National Museum
Time: 3 pm

Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

May 26, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Festival of Architecture: Five Defining Decades of the Built Environment, May 24-31 2017 @ ADD – UoN & National Museum

Dates: May 24-31, 2017
Venue: ADD – University of Nairobi & Nairobi National Museum

May 24, 2017 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment

Lecture: Kenya’s Heritage – Contestations in its Presentation & Value! Prof. Karega Munene, May 27 2017 @ National Museum

Kenya’s Heritage: Contestations in its presentation and value!

A talk by Prof. Karega Munene, of the United States International University (Kenya)

Date & time: Saturday 27 May 2017, from 4 pm
Venue: National Museum
Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

May 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Screenings: European Film Festival, May 16-24 2017 @ Alliance Française & National Museum

Dates: May 16-24, 2017
Venues: Alliance Française & National Museum of Kenya
Entry: Free


Download the EFF Screening Schedule (pdf)

Week 1 – at Alliance Française (junction of Loita and Monrovia Streets, near the University of Nairobi)
15 May 19.30 Victoria (drama/crime), Germany/Austria – by invitation only
16 May 17.30 Young Offenders (comedy), Ireland
16 May 19.30 Teorie Tygra – Tiger Theory (comedy), Czech Republic
17 May 17.30 Hotell – Hotel (drama), Sweden
18 May 17.30 Cahier Africain – African notebook (documentary), Switzerland
18 May 19.30 Takaisin Pintaan – Diving into the Unknown (documentary), Finland
19 May 17.30 Les Chavaliers Blancs – The White Knights (drama), France
19 May 19.30 Notes on Blindness (documentary), United Kingdom
20 May 15.30 Labyrinthus (family), Belgium
20 May 17.30 Diamantes Negros – Black Diamonds (drama), Spain
20 May 19.30 Moje córki krowy – These Daughters of Mine (comedy), Poland
21 May 15.30 Karpuz Kabungundan Gemiler Yapmak – Boats of Watermelon Rinds (family), Turkey
21 May 17.30 S Tebou ma bavi Slovenko – From Slovakia with Love (documentary), Slovakia
21 May 19.30 De Surprise – The Surprise (comedy), Netherlands

Week 2 – at the National Museum of Kenya (Kipande Road, Westlands)
22 May 17.30 L’Oriana (drama), Italy
23 May 17.30 Tokyo Fianceé – (comedy), Belgium
23 May 19.30 Victoria – (drama/crime), Germany/Austria
24 May 19.30 Gatos não Têm Vertigens – Cats Don’t Have Vertigo (comedy), Portugal

More information, here

May 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

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