Kenya Art Galleries

(Kenya, KE, East Africa)

View of Nairobi's Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)Kenya is home to relatively few public art galleries. Nonetheless, the country certainly doesn't lack artistic endeavour. Perhaps a wider view of artists' work can be found in Nairobi's art shops and galleries, with the renowned Rahimtulla Museum of Modern Art (RaMoMA) being especially notable and close to both the Railways Golf Course and Uhuru Park. Many cafes in Nairobi are also known for their changing displays of African art works, which are often for sale.

Visitors who plan to travel further afield can also look out for the many examples of art that exist within Kenya's towns and villages, as well as those scattered around its mountains, in the form of rock paintings.

Rahimtulla Museum of Modern Art (RaMoMA)

Address: 2nd Parklands Avenue, Highridge and Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya, KE, Africa
Tel: +254 20 374 8612
If you've time to spare, a visit to the Rahimtulla Museum of Modern Art in Nairobi is well worth a detour. A relatively small art space, it is nevertheless a good place to browse the latest in Kenya's artistic creativity. The museum is surrounded by an oasis of lush greenery, from the midst of which the occasional sculpture can be spotted. There is also a garden cafe and a gift shop.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 16:30; Saturday - 09:30 to 18:00; Sunday - 09:30 to 16:30
Admission: charge

Mount Kenya Art Galleries

Address: Nanyuki, 10400, Kenya, KE, Africa
Tel: +254 62 32747
Situated next to the Mount Kenya Safari Club, these galleries will be of particular note to those interested in either traditional or more contemporary African art. Authentic art on display includes sculptures, colourful African masks, religious pieces and other objects such as musical instruments.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: free