Galleries and Museums
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. About a 1,5 hour drive from the hotel, but definitely worth the trip.
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.
Red Door Gallery
We promote “unpredictable art” as predictable art is neither inspirational nor is it collectable. Red Door Gallery is a privately owned gallery that exhibits mostly African contemporary art.
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.
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.
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. A five-storey building with an incredible collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists. You might be lucky enough to run into Madame Nike herself which is an institution in herself – incredible woman.
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.
The first and largest international art fair in West Africa. It was founded and launched in 2016, and four editions have been held so far. The art fair is designed to showcase the best and most innovative contemporary and modern art from the African continent and its Diaspora.
Igo Glass Recyclers
Igo Glass Recylers is Nigeria’s premier hot Glass Studio. They make glasswares from 100% recycled glass. Igo Glass Recyclers began in 2019 in the heart of Lagos. Igo meaning glass/bottle in Yoruba.
National Museum of Nigeria
The National Museum of Nigeria has a significant collection of Nigerian art. Ranging from pieces of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic exhibits. One of the big attractions is a terra-cotta human head – also known as the Jemaa Head which is a part of the Nok culture.
Location: Onikan Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos