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Mar 07, 2020
Making Matter: Materiality and Technology in Nigerian 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.

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

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.


Feb 12, 2021
Art Information Sheet Twelve - Ifa Divination Tray

Explore Ifa divination culture in Yoruba land and its significance in Yoruba history.

Jan 22, 2021
Making Matter : Exhibition Catalogue

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


Feb 26, 2021
Pre-colonial Societies in Nigeria (PSN)

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.

Feb 26, 2021
NAF/YSMA Doctoral Research Support Grants: Call for applications (CLOSED)

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.