National Theatre Art Gallery

National Theatre Art Gallery

National Theatre Art Gallery
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Martin Z
Switzerland2,088 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
This location is under the covered walkway of the Ethiopian National Theatre and about a hundred meter away from the National Café & Restaurant. The Gallery does not provide for a permanent exhibition, it is rather a place, which can be rented by groups and/or entities for a period of time, say, weeks or months. When I went there, I was lucky to meet the architecture students of the ‘Unity University’, who opened for their annual ‘Architectural Exhibition’ from 18-21 October 2018. The ‘Unity University’ is the first privately owned institute of higher learning to be awarded full-fledged university status in Ethiopia by the Ministry of Education founded 1991 by Dr. Fisseha Eshetu. It is also the first private university in the country to offer postgraduate programs leading to master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and development economics. The architecture students from 1st-5th grade have displayed several of their project designs, both individual building complex' and urban planning designs, as well as drawings and paintings. Two [2] of the young students who were present, in this case two female students, have masterfully explained their project designs and their thinking behind, very impressive indeed. There is hope that some of these students make their professional journey to become mindful professionals, e.g. to assist the authorities in an improved Addis Ababa City Urban planning and upgrade of the great number of ongoing seemingly haphazard building and infrastructure design and construction.
However, visitors may get information from the respective sources to find out in advance about specific events and/or exhibitions within the premises of the 'National Art Gallery'.
Written October 23, 2018
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ArmyFAOwife
Stuttgart, Germany216 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
This is a nice things to visit during the raining season. It is an air conditioned gallery filled with local art from around Ethiopia.
Written May 16, 2017
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Said S
2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Business
Its ideal place for foreigner because the management organise traditional and cultural emtertainment
Written April 4, 2017
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya6,146 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
Visited the National Theatre Art Gallery in downtown Addis Ababa during my recent trip. Worth visiting when there is an exhibition going on.
Written May 3, 2015
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tadefera
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia127 contributions
Jun 2013 • Solo
Hi please don't consider this as art gallery. It is a place where some artists rent temporarily may be for a week to exhibit their canvas drawing. Because it is very small, the stairs that goes to up floor seems a pole. check the upstairs after you finish the first floor ....you may be unlucky to see drawings as some times upstairs is empty floor. They should make it advertised. because of its proximity to the Ras hotel and main city center you may be benefited if you exhibit your arts there also.
Written March 15, 2014
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Tanja S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1,371 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
The other day we went to see a superb photo exhibition about the Danakil at the National Theatre Art Gallery - a couple of doors away from the entrance to the Ethiopian National Theatre/next to the Ras Hotel. The Danakil is a hostile place - it about 125 meters below sea level and boiling hot and hence not much visited, except by salt traders and their caravans (and some tourists from time to time). An Italian photographer, Paolo Ronc took photos there of peoples, the salt trade (camels included), landscapes and more. The photos are breath taking/made me dream away! I loved the dusky/dusty ones and the camels! In short, a must see exhibition, on show until 15 November. It's organized by the Italian Cultural Institute. No entrance fee. Enclosed 2 photos taken of exhibition hand-outs, to give you an idea. See also www.paoloronc.com .
Written November 8, 2013
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