National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare

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The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is a gallery in Harare, Zimbabwe, dedicated to the presentation and conservation of Zimbabwe's contemporary art and visual heritage. The original National Gallery of Rhodesia was designed and directed by Frank McEwen, a British citizen credited with bringing Shona Sculpture to the spotlight. The Gallery was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother on 16 July 1957 and Queen Elizabeth II attended the sixth Zimbabwe Heritage Exhibition there in October 1991.
McEwen was curator of the Gallery from 1957 until his resignation in 1973. The next curator was Roy Guthrie, who founded the Chapungu Sculpture Park in 1970. In 2007, the gallery celebrated its fiftieth anniversary: its current Executive Director is Doreen Sibanda, with curator Raphael Chikukwa. The well-known Zimbabwean sculptor Dominic Benhura is a member of the Board of Trustees.
National Gallery of Zimbabwe in BulawayoThe National Gallery in Bulawayo is a branch of the NGZ opened in 1970 in Zimbabwe's second city, Bulawayo. It was located for some years in an old market building behind City Hall, but since 1993 has occupied Douslin House on Main Street, an elegant two-storey building of 1901. Directors of the National Gallery in Bulawayo include Stephen Williams, Yvonne Vera, Addelis Sibutha and Voti Thebe. Website www.nationalgallerybyo.com
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  • If you want to see some of the best young artists' work coming out of Zimbabwe this is a must. Open to the public, the staff is helpful and exhibitions are changed regularly for maximum exposure and v...  more »
  • it wasn't bad cool and calm. we went with my friend it was an afternoon well spent We enjoyed the visual arts and the sculptures. They also sale some books and amazing art crafts right in the gallery ...  more »
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  • Great place for art lovers, the place needs some makeover though but as far as art goes, I strongly recommend that you visit the site
  • Jazz concert at National Gallery's Cafe Artisana was a lively, interactive experience. Cafe was cozy, intimate, friendly place.
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