Listed as one of the top places to visit by the New York Times in 2014, the Zoma Contemporary Art Centre in Ethiopia focuses on creating environmentally conscious art projects across the country in a variety of disciplines and forms. It also encourages international exchanges between artists in the form of art and cultural exchanges. This unique African art gallery is housed in a structure made of mud, sand, stone, and straw sculpted by its founder, Elias Sime. The gallery, in its very structure, promotes its philosophy of driving environmental sustainability through art. The gallery also hosts visiting artists, runs artist-in-residence and education programs, and has a second, smaller gallery in a historical town named Harla.