National Art Museum

National Art Museum, Maputo: Address, Phone Number, National Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

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Adib Farid
Sao Paulo, SP738 contributions
Interesting
Dec 2019 • Solo
Not very big!
The most beautiful wood sculptures I ever seen!
Beautiful paintings also!
Worth the visit!
You pay 100 Mtz to come in!!!
Written December 5, 2019
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Travelling_LindaG
Stockholm, Sweden, Europe479 contributions
Fantastic!
Sep 2019 • Solo
Went in and was so glad I had! The art is fabulous, the gallery holds a lot of amazing pieces. It is worth a visit and very peaceful to walk around. Be aware they only take Mozambique currency, not U$.
Written September 21, 2019
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Margot M
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Sad
Mar 2019 • Friends
100 per person (foreign price), sad museum, not well maintained, took us 7 min to see the art. Worst spend money in Maputo.
Written March 26, 2019
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Judy B
Johannesburg, South Africa43 contributions
Some interesting work
Aug 2018 • Couples
Really enjoyed this small exhibition of local artists. Wood carvings and paintings. The 20 metical entrance fee was cheap.
Written August 27, 2018
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Elise G
Hudson River Valley, NY513 contributions
Worth a quick stop
Feb 2018 • Couples
This museum offers a small collection of art worth checking out. It does not take more than a half hour to see the entire exhibit on both levels. The work spanned media sources from traditional wood sculptures to paintings to mixed media collages. Much of the work had a "dark" feeling. It is understandable, as it is an expression of some dark times people have faced. Other pieces, are naturally more colorful. This museum is not necessarily a "must see" but it surely is worth a quick visit!
Written February 21, 2018
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Richard J
Omaha173 contributions
Excellent art museum
Dec 2017 • Couples
Small but excellent art museum featuring well-mounted paintings and large sculptures by Mozambican artists. Each work is labelled with name of artist, title (in Portuguese, but usually understandable), when born, and when the piece was created. Two floors.
Written December 29, 2017
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Andromachos D
Athens, Greece459 contributions
Small art museum
Aug 2017 • Friends
The small art museum only has a couple of galleries, but includes some nice works. Photography is not allowed. It is located a few metres from the corner of Av. Karl Marx & Av. Ho Chi Min.
Written September 9, 2017
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David Albert D
Manila, Philippines235 contributions
Impressive
Jul 2017 • Solo
Showcase of mozambican paintings through history. The massive wood carvings were surprisingly impressive. It is a small collection but worth the time visiting maybe for an hour and a half.
Written August 23, 2017
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Tom C
3 contributions
Absolutely fascinating!
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a fascinating visit if you are interested in Mozambican history. All works are by Mozambican artists and are of the highest quality. There is a range dating back from pre-independence, war of independence, civil war and contemporary (not much contemporary but there is another gallery in Maputo for this).

It is refreshing that works from both independence and the civil war are displayed and that for once they are presented from the people's viewpoint rather than being portrayed as the glorious victory of one political party. The collection is very interesting in its many different portrayals of fear - but don't let this put you off - these events have shaped Mozambique and it is great that here artistic expression can embrace them apolitically. This country has more to it than beaches and coconuts!

In one picture from the civil war era entitled 'when will we enjoy the fruits of our land' a terrified-looking child nibbles a water melon while bombs explode in the background. Another entitled 'cries for peace' shows stick villagers looking upwards in desperation. Another from the war of independence is reminiscent of Guernica!

Practical notes: Time needed less than 1 hour, entry fee 20 MZN, check opening times as was only open after 2pm when we went.
Written August 20, 2017
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Pedro Timoteo
Maputo, Mozambique157 contributions
National Museum of Art
Jan 2017 • Friends
The National Museum of Art is the main Mozambican reference on the development of national arts. This Museum was created in 1989 in order to respond to the need for preservation, education and appreciation of the artistic wealth of Mozambique. The National Art Museum has two permanent exhibitions that, through the canvas, ceramic sculpture, tell the main moments of the history of Mozambique, highlighting the period of national independence in the 1960s, through the reach of independence, struggle for the construction of An independent country, for the account of the art of civil war and the cry for peace. The National Museum of Art brings the main artists from Mozambique, especially the Masters Rafael Shikani, Malangatana Nguenya, Samate Mulungo, Alberto Chissano, Reinata, Chichorro, Bertina Lopes.
Written June 9, 2017
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