🏳 Open from Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Using examples of works in clay, wood, metal, fibre, beads and re-purposed objects, the exhibition shows how Nigerian artists have explored different materials available within their environment, mirroring the various social conditions and civilizations at that time.
From the precolonial era to the present, different generations of Nigerian artists have engaged with their indigenous cultures and the socio-political milieu in the country, playing the role of their society’s conscience.
Explore Ifa divination culture in Yoruba land and its significance in Yoruba history.
Download the catalogue for our inaugural exhibition which features works by El Anatsui, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Nike Davies, Ben Osawe, Uchay Joel Chima and Ayobola Kekere-Ekun
Launching in March 2021, be a part of our school program catered towards enriching secondary school students on Nigerian history using ancient art. Click for further details.
Nero Asibelua Foundation, in partnership with the YSMA, will from November 2020, offer support grants for Doctoral research on Nigerian Art History. Grants are available to support research in a field related to the YSMA's collection or activities. The grants will be administered by the YSMA. Selection will be made based on the art historical interest of the proposed research topic.