When in Accra, a vibrant world of art awaits those seeking to immerse themselves in the creative essence of Ghana’s capital and one of Africa’s prime cultural hubs.

Whether you’re an art enthusiast—a traveller yearning to explore Ghanaian culture, or someone simply seeking a serene retreat from the city’s bustle, art galleries in Accra have an array of diverse offerings.

Uncover a selection of galleries that showcase a vivid portrayal of Ghana’s artistic landscape.

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Gallery 1957

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Nestled within the Kempinski Hotel, Gallery 1957 is a celebration of Ghana’s artistic heritage and its resonance within the global art landscape.

Established on Ghanaian Independence Day in 2016 by Marwan Zakhem, the gallery initially focused on elevating Ghana and West Africa’s artistic presence but has since expanded its vision to encompass the broader global south and its diaspora.

Open from 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, this gallery embodies the evolving narratives and expressions of contemporary art.

Nubuke Foundation

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In the serene environs of East Legon, Accra, lies the Nubuke Foundation, an institution seamlessly blending contemporary art with cultural exploration. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, this foundation stands as a haven for art enthusiasts and photography lovers alike.

Welcoming visitors from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm, its tranquil premises offer free entry to dive into the fusion of art and natural allure.

ADA Contemporary Art Gallery

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Located at Villagio Vista, the ADA Contemporary Art Gallery, spearheaded by art advisor Adora Mba, serves as a dedicated platform for emerging artists across Africa and its diaspora.

Operating from 11 am to 6 pm on Mondays to Saturdays and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. Presently, the gallery is undergoing renovations and will remain closed for the next two weeks.

However, eager visitors are encouraged to stay updated through their website or contact the gallery directly for reopening details. Entrance is free.

Amba Gallery

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Situated within the Kempinski Hotel, the Amba Gallery is a cultural gem dedicated to exhibiting, selling, and educating audiences about the profound history and design legacy of African art.

With a focus on contemporary African art, this space stands as both a platform for artistic expression and a homage to African artefacts.

Operating from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 9 pm and Sundays from 11:30 am to 7 pm, the Amba Gallery invites visitors to immerse themselves in the diverse narratives woven within its walls.

Dikan Gallery

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Ghana’s pioneering photo gallery, Dikan Gallery in South La, Accra, serves as a storytelling hub through the lens of photography.

Committed to curating exhibitions spotlighting Africa and its diaspora, the gallery invites patrons into a welcoming space complemented by an onsite library.

Operating from 8 am to 5 pm on Mondays to Fridays and 8 am to 6 pm on Saturdays, Dikan Gallery offers an enriching experience for those passionate about visual narratives.

By Sefakor Humade

In addition to being a creative writer and content creator, Sefakor Humade is a true creative at heart. Believing in the transformative power of kindness, She envisions a world where everyone’s genuine compassion can make it a better place.

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