5 of Nigeria’s top art galleries

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Art is an integral part of Nigeria’s cultural image. And Nigeria’s art ecosystem continues to flourish at an impressive pace as Nigerian artists, art lovers, and curators increasingly break creative and commercial molds to keep art alive in the public’s consciousness.

The top art galleries in the country not only immensely contribute to the appreciation and preservation of the aesthetic nature of art, they also dedicate their spaces to grooming future talent and enlightening the populace, within and beyond the shores of the country.

So if you are looking for places to set yourself free and explore our diverse art scenery webhave you covered with the best art destinations in the country.

Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos

Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos

With about 30 prominent exhibitions under its belt, one of the finest African restaurants, and classes for local languages, Terra Kulture is one of the most prominent Nigerian centres for arts and culture.

Terra Kulture is an award-winning destination for arts and culture in Nigeria. Its art gallery displays artwork by some of the most renowned names in the country.

Thoughts Pyramid, Wuse, Abuja

Thoughts Pyramid, Wuse, Abuja

Thought Pyramid Gallery is set in unique structure of awe-inspiring art ambience. it is ideal for your conferences, meetings, weddings, social celebrations.

It is an “alternative gallery” with a mission to find and maintain a common ground for the traditional and commercial worlds of art in Nigeria and actively contribute to the global art movement.

Its in-house art library is a comprehensive reference point housing a variety of multimedia materials.

The center also dedicates an arm to educating people of all ages about “established artists and art movements.” Around 40 Nigerian artists exhibited their work at Thought Pyramid.

Red Door Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos

Red Door Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos

The Red Door Gallery in Lagos is one of Nigeria’s largest privately-owned art galleries. Red Door welcomes and provides artists and art enthusiasts with the perfect environment to immerse themselves in the discipline, where they are able to display, appreciate, learn about, and deal in art.

Nike Art Centre, Lagos, Osun, Kogi, and Abuja

View of the courtyard at the gallery’s entrance

Nike Art Gallery is Nigeria’s leading art gallery. It is also No.1 on Trip Advisor’s list of top places to visit in Lagos, Nigeria. The gallery is owned by Chief Nike Davies Okundaye.

The Lagos gallery is located at 2 Elegushi Beach Road in Lekki. This four storey gallery comprises of an art gallery and textile museum featuring over 7,000 pieces.

It portrays the richness of Nigerian and African culture, heritage, tradition.

Hourglass Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos

Hourglass Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos

Crafted by 51 Nigerian and Ghanaian artists are by and by highlighted at the Hourglass Gallery. Intermittently, it exhibits and advances the most recent works of these artists. Hourglass Gallery is a standout amongst the most legitimate areas for art enthusiasts to acknowledge and purchase art.