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The YSMA is temporarily closed, but we stay open through our online channels. We’ll keep engaging you with stories that communicate courage and hope, promote unity, and stimulate conversations; all through the power of art!
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.
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.
The museum is currently developing programmes to engage art teachers and secondary school students on arts. Using an object-based learning approach; The success of the museum will be measured by how much we are able to engage and the impact on people.