Housed in a historic armoury but looking to the future, with the mission of promoting national art as well as cultural exchange with France.
Centre of Dakar's avant-garde.
Just east of Place de l'Independence, a gallery housed in a 19th-century armoury (manège) has become the latest venue of choice for up-and-coming art on the cultural scene that has boomed in Dakar in the years since independence. Since 2005, the gallery has set two main objectives: to preserve and disseminate Senegalese art, and promote cultural dialogue with former coloniser France, from which it inherited a considerable artistic legacy. Its nearly 300 square metres (3,230 square feet) is largely devoted to rotating exhibitions, so before going you may want to check the Institut Français website first to see what's on: www.ifdakar.org/-Galerie-Le-Manege-Dakar.
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