The Rahimtulla Museum of Modern Art (RaMoMa) has relocated from its former premises in the Upper Hill area to more spacious accommodation on 2nd Parklands Avenue to the northwest of the city centre. The museum staff is now busy setting up the new galleries, which will open to the public on 15 March at 10.00. The shop and restaurant will open on the new premises in due course.
Besides its permanent collection, visitors to the new museum can see an exhibition of children’s work in the Safaricom Children’s Gallery, “Gender, power and the past” by US-trained Kenyan artist Miriam Syowia Kyambi in the Installation Gallery and mixed photographic works in the Photographic Gallery. Other spaces in the new premises include a sculpture garden and an outside area for open-air performances.
Established in 2001 with support from the Ford Foundation and the Rahimtulla Trust, RaMoMa is one of the leading exhibition spaces in Kenya for contemporary African art. The museum also holds regular workshops for children and adults and publishes a quarterly magazine called “Msanii” on the visual arts scene in Nairobi.