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Museum Fun Day: New Year Activities, Jan. 1 2017 @ National Museum

Date: January 1, 2017
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Museum & Snake Park Entrance: KES 300/- Adults and KES 150/- Kids

December 28, 2016 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Paint & Metal by Mary Ogembo & Dickens Otieno, Dec. 10 2016 – Jan. 14 2017 @ Creativity Gallery – National Museum

Dates: December 10, 2016 to January 14, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, National Museum
Time: Open Daily; 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Museum Rates Apply

Mary Ogembo’s paintings are rich with vibrant Earth colors that bring about the state of the African environment. She is inspired by the African woman and applies unconventional, engaging and fun concepts that overlook the negative stereotype placed on the African woman.

Ogembo is a kenyan born artist who has been working as a full time artist since 1998. She is currently based at the GoDown Arts centre in Nairobi. 2005, she won commonwealth arts and craft award, worked in Ghana as a resident artist for a period of six months at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her work has been widely recognized by local media in Kenya and other countries including, South African broadcasting cooperation, Featuring Africa Within, CNN Inside Africa 2011 and others.

Collected by: The National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, The Standard Chartered bank UK and Casoria museum in Italy have collected her work.

Exhibitions: Kenya, France, USA, Egypt, Canada, Finland, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Germany, Lithuania and Abu Dhabi.

Dickens George Otieno’s (B.1979) practice is driven by the search to find meaning and worth in things that seem otherwise useless. Otieno weaves large sculptural fabrics and makes cloth sculpture from discarded drink cans which he collects from local kiosks near his home and studio. He compares the shredded cans to palm leaves which have been used traditionally for weaving through many generations and civilizations.

Clothing is important because apart from covering the body, it is also a statement about the person through the different designs of color, material and even the patterns printed on them which reflects the time and the world today.

Works at: The GoDown Art Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Selected Exhibitions: Amsterdam art fair(2016), UN.FORM/MULTI.FORM(2016), Kenya Art FAIR (2016), Circle Modern and Contemporary East African Art Auction(2015), solo exhibitions at Nafasi Art Centre-Dar es Saalam(2015), Emerson Hurumizi Zanzibar(2015) and Manjano(2011)
His work is represented in various private collections

December 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Out of Town: Swahili Fashion Week, Dec. 2-4 2016 @ National Museum – Dar es Salaam

Dates: December 2-4, 2016
Venue: National Museum – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Time: from 8.30 pm
Tickets: Tshs 40,000 at the Gate

November 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Dialogue with Evanson Kangethe Njuguna, Nov. 5-30 2016 @ National Museum

Dialogue by Evanson. Photo via the National Museum

Dialogue by Evanson. Photo via the National Museum

Dates: November 5-30, 2016
Venue: National Museum

This exhibition is a selection of works that represent the artist’s long-term trajectory defined by figurative representational art, linism and ‘smoke painting’

Evanson Kangethe Njuguna began as a self-taught artist in 1982, then received art tuition from John Mayienga, lecturer Department of Design, University of Nairobi. In 1985-1987 he created murals on commission. In 1990-2011 held several solo and joint art exhibitions in such places as the Nairobi National Museum, French Cultural Center and Goethe Institute. Other works have been exhibited in Germany and USA, among other countries. Most recently he had a show at the British Institute in Eastern Africa. One of his sculptures is in permanent installation at the Nairobi National Museum. Kang’ethe also volunteers at Nest Childrens Home in Limuru as an art tutor as well as theatrical practices.

November 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: The Other Side by Yusuf Ssali, Aug. 26 -Sept. 20 2016 @ National Museum

Connectivity,A/C, 120×150am

Connectivity,A/C, 120×150am

Dates: Until September 20, 2016
Venue: National Museum

About Yusuf Ssali
Ssali yusuf has lived and practiced art in Kampala and Nairobi since 2002. He was born in Kireka –Wakiso Buganda in Uganda East Africa. He holds a degree in Engineering and Technology/Industrial Art and design from Makerere University Uganda. He is now a full –time visual artist. Ssali was featured in the Brussels Evere cultural cover magazine 2007 for his distinctive painting technique. He has exhibited extensively both locally and internationally and has received several awards for his outstanding creativity.

August 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: What We Need; What We Are Doing – by Gemini Vaghela, Sept.3-30 2016 @ National Museum

 Image: Gemini Vaghela, Dry, A/C

Image: Gemini Vaghela, Dry, A/C

Dates: September 3-30, 2016
Venue: National Museum

This is an exhibition of new works by Gemini Vaghela. The cross-cutting theme is on nature conservation especially in relation to long term sustainability of resources

August 27, 2016 at 5:03 pm Leave a comment

Photo Exhibition: Reflections by Kim Byung Tae, Jun. 11 -Jul. 31 2016 @ Nairobi Museum

Reflections Exhibition
Reflections: A photo odyssey by Kim Byung Tae

Dates: June 11 – July 31, 2016
Venue: National Museum, Nairobi
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

June 3, 2016 at 3:16 pm Leave a comment

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