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Nike art gallery
Nike art gallery

Nike art gallery

Art gallery

Lagos

1,093

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About Nike art gallery Nike art gallery was built to preserve Nigerian Yoruba culture. It is owned by Cheif Nike Davies Okundaye and is Nigeria's leading art gallery. It is notable as a home to Adire textiles and paintings.  If you are ever looking for where to experience Nigerian Yoruba culture brought alive in paintings and clothes, the Nike art gallery is where you should go. Whether art lover, tourist, historian or visitor our doors are open to you. The gallery has an alluring ambience and is filled with beautiful works of art, some of which are up for purchase. Security/Safety of Nike art gallery This is a very safe location. don't leave your possessions unattended to What To Bring Before heading to Nike art gallery, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camera- create your own art in a room full of art. Things to do while at Nike art gallery You can do these at the Nike art gallery: visit the tie and dye section try out local delicacies Best Features It is a haven of Nigerian culture Most common visitors Art lovers, Historians, Photographers, Tourists.

Omenka gallery
Omenka gallery

Omenka gallery

Art gallery

Lagos

266

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History of Omenka gallery Omenka gallery was built in 2003 to showcase African art. It was built by Oliver Owunwu. With its wide range of local and international collections, the Omenka art gallery is a utopia for art lovers, established and upcoming artists. It was established to maintain the presence of Nigerian and African art on a global scale. Everyone is welcome to enjoy our pieces. Security/Safety of Omenka gallery This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Omenka gallery, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camera Things to do while at Omenka gallery visit exhibitions

Bida Brass Works
Bida Brass Works

Bida Brass Works

Art gallery

Niger

1

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History of Bida Brass Works Bida brass works was established in the 18th century in Bida town, Niger state. It is notable as the home of beautiful brass works. It was built by Etsu Usman Zaki. It is often said that before you can marry a woman in Bida, you have to pay the brass price. Bida which is home to beautiful brass works hopes to tell the story of its people via artistic expressions of copper and zinc. Security/Safety of Bida Brass Works This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Bida brass works, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera Sunscreen Things to do while at Bida Brass Works Plan to do these at Bida Brass Works: See the brass collections See the sculpture collection Go sightseeing Best Features It celebrates the rich history of its people via artistic expressions. Writer's Review Go and enjoy the wonderful things Bida has to offer. Most common visitors Archaeologists, Historians, Adventurers "Bida: Nigeria's home of brass works"- National mirror

African Artists' Foundation
African Artists' Foundation

African Artists' Foundation

Art gallery

Lagos

220

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History of African Artists' foundation African Artists' foundation was built in 2007 to promote African arts and artists. It is notable as a platform where Nigerian artists can come show their works. Built by Azu Nwagbogu in 2007. African Arts Foundation is an establishment dedicated to promoting African arts and artists. It serves to promote the richness and diversity of Nigerian artists. Security/Safety of African Artists' foundation This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to African Artists' foundation, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera with a change of batteries Things to do while at African Artists' foundation Visit the art gallery Buy some of the artworks Best Features It is a celebration of Nigerian art and artists. Writer's Review To go and appreciate and understand Nigerian art. Most common visitors Art lovers, Photographers, Curators The African Artist Foundation promoting Art and Photography- Vanguard news, 2013.

Red Door Art Gallery
Red Door Art Gallery

Red Door Art Gallery

Art gallery

Lagos

256

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History of Red Door Art Gallery Red Door Art Gallery was built to showcase unique and interesting artworks. It is  a place for a diverse yet unique art experience. Red Door art gallery is an institution that deals in the collection of mostly African contemporary art with the belief that art is the expression of man's innermost thought. Security/Safety of Red Door Art Gallery This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Red Door Art Gallery, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A friend- the experience is best shared A camera with spare batteries An open mind; art is subjective. Things to do while at Red Door Art Gallery Visit the galleries Buy some of the artworks Best Features It houses unique works of art that are neither predictable nor conventional. Writer's Review To go and appreciate unique works of art. Most common visitors Artists, Curators, Art connoisseurs, Tourists Red door partners with National Gallery of Art and Nigerian stock exchange- April 2014, Red door news

Muson center
Muson center

Muson center

Art gallery

Lagos

172

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History of Muson center Muson center was built in 1983 to raise awareness in Lagos on the richness and elegance of classical music. It is notable as the home for the training of classical musicians. Built by A group of friends; Mr Akintola Williams, Louis Mbanefo, Chief Ayo Rosiji, Chief Rasheed Gbadamosi, Mrs Frasesca Gbadamosi, Sir Mervyn Brown in 1983. The Muson center was built with the aim of training professional classical musicians and to also allow Lagosians enjoy the richness and elegance of classical music. Security/Safety of Muson center This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Muson center, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A camera with a change of batteries A musical instrument Things to do while at Muson center Before heading to Muson center, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Learn to play a musical instrument Attend an orchestra show Best Features It is a unique place to learn to play an instrument and also appreciate classical music. Most common visitors Music lovers, Audiophiles. MTN lauds Muson center Alumni valentine celebration- The nation newspaper, February 2016.

Alexis Gallery
Alexis Gallery

Alexis Gallery

Art gallery

Lagos

199

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History of Alexis Gallery Alexis Gallery was built in 2011 to enable budding artists showcase their work. It is notable as a center where young budding artists are showcased to the world. Built by Mrs Patty Mastrogiannis in 2011. Alexis gallery located in Victoria Island is a platform where budding creative artists get to showcase their depictions of the everyday struggle of man on canvas to the general public. Security/Safety of Alexis Gallery This is a very safe location. What To Bring A good camera phone or camera An open mind- Art is subjective Things to do while at Alexis Gallery Buy some of the artworks Take a tour of the gallery Best Features It is a place where beautiful works of art are on display Writer's Review To go and see great works of art. Most common visitors Curators, Art lovers, Artists. Fate, unifying budding artists at Alexis gallery- The header of Vanguard newspaper in 2014.

Alara
Alara

Alara

Art gallery

Lagos

102

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About Alara Alara was built to serve as a lifestyle hub of food, fashion and art. It is notable as a lifestyle store offering the best in clothes, food, and art. Security/Safety of Alara This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Alara, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash/Atm card Things to do while at Alara Before heading to Alara, here are some things you can do at Alara: Take a tour of the building Visit the restaurant, we hear their food is delicious! Best Features It is an architectural wonder. Writer's Review To go and get affordable yet quality furniture and clothing items. Most common visitors Fashion lovers, shoppers, Designers, Lifestyle bloggers. Inside Alara, Lagos’ new luxury retail mecca- Ynaija stories, February 2016.

Igbo Ukwu
Igbo Ukwu

Igbo Ukwu

Art gallery

Anambra

0

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History of Igbo Ukwu Igbo Ukwu was discovered in 1938. It is notable as the site of the famous Igbo Ukwu bronze works. It was built by Isaiah Anozie. Igbo Ukwu is a town in Anambra famous for its highly sophisticated bronze pieces dating back to the ninth century and have given it international acclaim. The works excavated are some of the earliest works of art known to the region. Security/Safety of Igbo Ukwu This is a very safe location. What To Bring Light clothing Face cap or hat Things to do while at Igbo Ukwu Visit the various excavation sites Take pictures of the bronze pieces. Learn about the history of the pieces Best Features It is a historical site notable for great bronze pieces. Writer's Review To go learn about the rich Igbo Ukwu history. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Tourists. This place is history in our present-day: My tour guide to me upon reaching the Igbo Ukwu site.

Arts and Craft Village
Arts and Craft Village

Arts and Craft Village

Art gallery

Abuja

124

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About Arts and Craft Village Arts and Craft Village is notable as the best place to get souvenirs in Abuja. The arts and craft village aims to represent the diverse and beautiful culture of the Nigerian people via expressions of paintings, beadworks and sculptures. Security/Safety of Arts and Craft Village This is a very safe location. What To Bring Cash. A friend or group of friends- The experience is best shared! Face cap or hat. Face cap or hat. Best Features It is rich with diverse artworks from paintings to sculptures to beads. Most common visitors Artists, Curators, Collectors, Historians. If you are looking for souvenirs in Abuja, the best place to get it is the Arts and craft village- Kunle, my guide in Abuja.

Thought Pyramid Art Center
Thought Pyramid Art Center

Thought Pyramid Art Center

Art gallery

Abuja

204

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About Thought Pyramid Art Center Thought Pyramid Art Center was built in 2012. It is notable as the premium art gallery in the state. An alternative gallery that bridges the gap between commercial galleries and traditional art institutions with a mission to "collect, conserve, and study modern and contemporary art of Africa and the African Diaspora. This is one place that will appeal to art enthusiasts and lovers. Security/Safety of Thought Pyramid Art Center This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Thought Pyramid Art Center, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera Things to do while at Thought Pyramid Art Center Get to do these activities at Thought Pyramid Art Center: Check out the artworks on display Partake in the organized lecture Sign up for the art trainings Enjoy the theatre shows and musicals Dine in the restaurant with fellow art lovers

The Osh Gallery
The Osh Gallery

The Osh Gallery

Art gallery

Lagos

246

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History of The Osh Gallery The Osh Gallery was established in 2013. Centrally sited in the upscale area of Yaba, this is a privately owned gallery by a man named, you guessed it, Osh. If you're an art enthusiast who likes art discussions, Mr. Osh will really appreciate your company. Security/Safety of The Osh Gallery This is a very safe location. What To Bring A friend- the experience is best shared An open mind; art is subjective. Things to do while at The Osh Gallery Buy some of the artworks. Works are on sale from N10,000 and above. Best Features The entrance of the building is a beauty to behold, well decorated with artworks, most of which depict the African culture Writer's Review This is a Nirvana of sorts for art lovers, artists, singers, writers, poets to gather and experience the beauty of music, art, spoken word. Most common visitors This is a well-known spot for artists, curators, art connoisseurs and tourists. "It reminds me that gifted artists who appreciate Nigerian and African culture can be found within the country" - Dami Adedeji