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Updates

Jan 28, 2023
The 'Mirroring Man' Exhibition is travelling to locations outside the YSMA!

Travelling exhibitions are a part of our efforts to make our collection more accessible and to further integrate the museum into the broader Nigerian society.

Jan 28, 2023
OPEN CALL for Curatorial Proposals

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art announces an open call for curators to organise an exhibition in the second half of 2023. We are looking for an exhibition with a clear curatorial concept. Proposals that offer innovative and socially relevant curatorial approaches and content from which can be derived robust educational programmes are encouraged.

Exhibitions

Jan 28, 2023
Water Under the Bridge: An Exploration of Migration and Memory

An exploration of memory and migration. Showing from 29th October 2022 - 31st May 2023

Aug 28, 2021
The Invincible Hands: An Exhibition of Works by Nigerian Women in Art

Female artists continue being underrepresented in the Nigerian Art scene, despite their continuous and valuable contributions to its growth and development. In collaboration with Curator Olufisayo Bakare, the YSMA attempts to address this disproportion through 'The Invincible Hands' Art Exhibition, giving credence to the individuality, voices, and creativity of women artists.

Mar 07, 2020
Mirroring Man: Society and Politics in Nigerian Art

Across time, Nigerian artists have engaged with their indigenous cultures and socio-political milieu to reflect the conscience of their society. The Mirroring Man exhibition attempts to reflect the conscious and unconscious reflection of nationalist thoughts, political ideals and socio-cultural themes through art.

Resources

Jan 28, 2023
Art Information Sheet Thirty-Two - Peju Alatise's Nine-Year Old Bride

Delve into the interesting technique which Alatise employs in creating the Nine Year Old Bride and the significance behind the work.

Jan 28, 2023
Art Information Sheet Thirty-One - Jimoh Buraimoh’s People of Hope

Learn more about 'People of Hope' and the artist behind it!