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What a place!!

I had wanted to visit Joe's gallery for ages, having met him at the wacky Mizizi sounds of the Nile... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2020
HarrietF810
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
Living in it!!

The vibrancy of Kampala plays with all of your senses and, Gallery Antique curated by Joe and his... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2019
joels0628
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 24 January 2020

I had wanted to visit Joe's gallery for ages, having met him at the wacky Mizizi sounds of the Nile music festival in 2018. What a place - an incredible collection of African ethnographic art from different countries and Joe is a knowledgeable and hospitable curator. I will be back to see some more! We also checked out the stylish apartments he rents out - long or short term in a quiet and green setting only 12km from Kampala. Would be a great base for a peaceful retreat from city life. Thanks Joe

Date of experience: January 2020
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Gallery Antique U, Owner at Gallery Antique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

thanks harriet ,
was great to see you both and we definitely hope you will visit us again,

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Reviewed 10 November 2019 via mobile

The vibrancy of Kampala plays with all of your senses and, Gallery Antique curated by Joe and his staff, does not disappoint. Joe has masterfully acquired hundreds of authentic antique art pieces from the region and use the entire property to tastefully pepper the compound with artwork. You can find antique shields made of hippos hides, ceremonial masks, head rests, tapestries and many more.
Most rewarding and beneficial is the wealth of knowledge and eye for detail which Joe effortless possess, is unparalleled. When in Kampala a visit to Gallery Antique is a must and ask to see Joe’s personal treasures. That’s the cherry on top.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Gallery Antique U, Manager at Gallery Antique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

We continue to collect field and mostly old artifacts,keep looking in our gallery there are always treasures,

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Reviewed 18 October 2019

This rare collection of authentic African art is not to be missed on any visit to Kampala!! I've known Joe, the hospitable and extremely knowledgeable collector and gallery proprietor, for many years. He has creatively designed a unique gallery that seamlessly integrates into the natural environment that surrounds it. There are equally beautiful African art-filled guest houses on the gallery site as well. Highly recommend a visit for collectors and people who simply enjoy the beauty of nature and African antiquities!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Gallery Antique U, Public Relations Manager at Gallery Antique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Thank you for these recommendation,we await to have you over another time,as the universe allows,

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Reviewed 18 October 2019

I have visited the gallery before and have known the owner for many years but time and time again really impressed with the variety and quality of the art he has. Joe is extremely knowledgable and takes time to explain the history of pieces. Bought some small pieces and especially liked these two masks...will be back soon to hopefully buy them! Thank you once agian Joe for the visit!

Date of experience: October 2019
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Gallery Antique U, Owner at Gallery Antique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

the legya mask you bought we acquired over 10 yrs back,when congo was in a major crisis,we are glad they found a good home, visit us again,

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Reviewed 10 September 2019

A must see and experience for lovers of art, nature and hospitality. This man has it all; a wonderful art collection, an oasis just outside the city and you can stay there in the guest rooms to enjoy everything the next day again! And again..
Very very likeable and hospitable gentleman and a great team that makes you feel more than welcome.
Looking forward to visit again soon!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Gallery Antique U, Owner at Gallery Antique, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hello friso,
we hope you are enjoyed the little collection you got from us,there is no better way to express how grateful we are for these items to have found a good home at last,

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