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‘In Brilliant Light’: marvel at contemporary African art at this exciting new exhibit

December 21, 2023 @ 10:00 - December 21, 2024 @ 17:00 CET


As part of its latest exhibit, ‘In Brilliant Light,’ Wereldmuseum Leiden provides a platform for contemporary African art — and we’re very excited. 

Opening its doors to the public on 21 December, Wereldmuseum Leiden’s exhibit allows us to celebrate and admire the rich and diverse artwork of Africa and its diaspora.

Guest-curated by Azu Nwagbogu, ‘In Brilliant Light‘ consists of masterpieces from both within the museum’s collection and the works of contemporary artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Sanford Biggers, and Mariam Abouzid Souali.

Through their work, artists from across the globe reflect on colonialism and how this relates to current social themes — all through beautiful, thought-provoking pieces of art.

Ready to explore the themes of post-colonialism, globalisation, emancipation and spirituality through breathtaking art? Here’s all you need to know:

When, where, and how

When? Open from December 21, 2023, between 10 AM and 5 PM, Tuesday to Sunday.

📍 Where? Wereldmuseum Leiden, Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden

🎨 How? Simple! You can either buy your tickets here or you can buy them at the front desk — no need to reserve.

Now, let’s get ready to enjoy some art “In Brilliant Light” — sorry, we had to. 



December 21, 2023 @ 10:00 CET
December 21 @ 17:00 CET


Wereld Museum Leiden
Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden + Google Map