Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art, Pan-Atlantic University

Africa’s biggest art collector, Prince Yemisi Shyllon has built this beautiful museum with more than 1000 pieces of art from his own collection. It is a 1.5 hour drive from the venue of the conference, but definitely worth the trip.

Location: Main Campus KM 52, Lekki Expressway, (Near Eleko Beach Junction), Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

Travel guide for Lagos, Nigeria

ReLe Gallery

Established to be a link between the African and international art worlds, Rele Gallery is a powerful contemporary art gallery with 2 locations in Lagos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, USA. Rele represents and exhibits a fine selection of emerging and established artists working across diverse media in Africa and the diaspora. The gallery opened in 2015 and focused on promoting a more considerable appreciation, followership, and art engagement from Africa, making it accessible to both a local and global audience.

Location: 5 Military St, Lagos Island, Lagos
Instagram: @relegallery

Red Door Gallery

Red Door Gallery is a privately owned gallery that exhibits mostly African contemporary art. It promotes “unpredictable art” as predictable art that is neither inspirational nor is it collectable. 

Location: 51b Bishop Oluwole Street Victoria Island, Lagos
Instagram: @reddoorng

Terra Kulture

Terra Kulture Art Gallery is a place for any art enthusiast. The Terra Kulture gallery presents a remarkable collection of paintings, photographs, and sculptures, including the works of some of Nigeria’s most esteemed artists.

Location: Plot 1376 Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Instagram: @terrakulturegallery

The Thought Pyramid Art Centre

The Thought Pyramid Art Centre collects, conserves, and studies modern and contemporary art of Africa, and the African Diaspora. The Thought Pyramid Art Centre exhibits the art of our times from a variety of perspectives while situating them with the context of a global art movement.

Location: 96 Norman Williams St, Ikoyi, Lagos
Instagram: @thoughtpyramidlagos

Nike Art Gallery

For years the number 1 place to visit in Lagos according to TripAdvisor, Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lekki, Lagos, owned by the famous Madame Nike Davies-Okundaye.  The gallery is arguably the biggest of its kind in West Africa as a  five-storey building with an incredible collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists. If you’re lucky, you might run run into Madame Nike herself!

Location: 2 Oba Yekini Elegushi Rd, Lekki Phase I, Lekki
Instagram: @nikeartgallery

Omenka Gallery

Omenka is an art gallery exhibiting and representing a fine selection of emerging and established artists working in diverse media, whose output resonates strongly with the African continent and her related diaspora.

Location: 24 Modupe Alakija Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos
Instagram: @omenkagallery

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