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Sculptures on exhibition in Afriart Gallery
Sculptures on exhibition in Afriart Gallery | © Afriart Gallery
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The Top Art Galleries in Uganda

Picture of Olive Nakiyemba
Culture Trip Writer
Updated: 20 March 2018
Visiting art galleries in Uganda is one way to delve into her rich, diverse culture, which is manifested in the works that are showcased. Here are some of the top galleries to explore as you marvel at Uganda’s stunning art.

Nommo Gallery

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Nommo Gallery | Olive Nakiyemba / © Culture Trip
Nommo Gallery is Uganda‘s premier gallery, established in 1964 and running under the ministry of gender, labor, and social development. It has a database of 200 Ugandan and foreign artists whose work boasts of paintings, batiks, sculptures, and crafts.
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Umoja Art Gallery

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Some of the art exhibited at Umoja Art Gallery | Olive Nakiyemba / © Culture Trip
Umoja Art Gallery is a contemporary gallery aiming to revive Uganda’s cultural heritage while showcasing art works depicting Uganda’s daily life. Umoja Art Gallery encourages the exchange of artists’ work through exhibitions to foster the development of art in Uganda.
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Mon - Sat:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Free

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Peaceful, Quiet

Asante Art Gallery

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Asante Art Gallery | © Olive Nakiyemba / Culture Trip
Asante Art Gallery focuses on prompting, exhibiting, and giving opportunity to artists and art lovers.
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Sun:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Mon:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Tue:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Wed:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Thu:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fri:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sat:
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly, Kid Friendly

Services & Activities:

Free

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Quiet

Nnyanzi Art Studio

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Nnyanzi Art Studio | Olive Nakiyemba / © Culture Trip
Nnyanzi Art Studio was established in 1992 to showcase “art that touches the heart.” The art created is a combination of expressionism and cubism. Nnyanzi Art Studio exhibits paintings, textiles, crafts, and souvenirs.
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Mon - Sun:
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly, Kid Friendly

Services & Activities:

Gift Shop, Free

Atmosphere:

Local, Photo Opportunity, Touristy

Ujuzi Art Gallery

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A painting at Ujuzi Art Studio | © Paulo Akiiki
Ujuzi Art Gallery exhibits art work that is a blend of both African and Western traditions. Ujuzi is famed for elongated figures and sunsets created with a combination of both palette knife, comb, fingers, and brush strokes.
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Afriart Gallery

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An ongoing exhibition titled "Posers" at Afriart Gallery | Olive Nakiyemba / © Culture Trip
Afriart Gallery is arguably the leading contemporary art gallery. It also has the largest exhibition space at one of its two branches that’s a members only gallery. Howeverm it can be accessed with a day pass at $5, or membership, which is $14 and $27 for couples. Afriart holds monthly exhibitions to showcase some of the best artwork that has gone to exhibit worldwide. It exhibits paintings, crafts, sculptures, and textiles.
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Mon - Sat:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Family Friendly, Kid Friendly

Atmosphere:

Indoors, Touristy