By Iminza Keboge
Published March 26, 2016
National Museums of Kenya (NMK) presents four exhibitions for art lovers in Nairobi over the Easter weekend.
Nairobi National Museum (NNM)’s Creativity Gallery is running ‘Digitized’, a collection of experimental works created around the theme of e-waste disposal. A month-long show by artist Adrian Nduma, the exhibition runs through April 24, 2016. Nduma holds the record for being the first local artist to ever sell a painting for Sh2.9 million (US$29000) at NMK in 2015; this is so far the highest price for an artwork ever sold in Kenya!
Running through September 13, 2016 at Nairobi Gallery in the Nairobi Central Business District is a six-month exhibition showcasing what’s described as ‘a special selection of paintings by Richard Onyango, one of Kenya’s most prominent artists.’ Richard Onyango is based in Malindi on the Kenyan Indian Ocean coast. The show began on March 13, 2016.
Two of the shows–Who I Am Who We Are; and Celebrating Women with Art–end on March 28 and 31, respectively. So it makes sense to view them during this Easter weekend.
Whereas the Celebrating Women with Art that runs in NNM’s Temporary Gallery on Museum Hill comprises a selection of art works in honour of women, Who I Am Who We Are ‘uses art and self-expression to create spaces and conversations for personal reflection on the themes of citizenry, civic responsibility, race, and belonging.’ Like Digitized, Who I Am Who We Are is housed in the Creativity Gallery.
Meanwhile, Arts for Global Development, Inc, shall on April 21, 2016 hold an ‘international miniature arts exhibit and discussion on ‘edible landscape designs, sustainable culinary creations and the global food security’ in Washington, DC, USA.
The address of the event, to be held 6:00-8:00 PM, is 2920 M Street, NW, Georgetown, Washington, DC, USA.