Highlights

Current Exhibitions

The Sky Tonight

The Sky Tonight

  • Date: Jan 01, 2011 to Jan 27, 2013
  • Location: Planetarium

An interesting live lecture on the current night sky is presented every Saturday and Sunday. You will receive a star map and be shown where to find the constellations and planets that are visible this month.

Saturday -...

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Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique

Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique

  • Date: Nov 18, 2014 to Feb 10, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Ink, Paper, Politics
The Agency of Print as SOCIAL CRITIQUE

It is no coincidence that the vocabulary of printmaking techniques – the “acid” and “bite” in an etching, the “cut” in a woodblock – is also the language of...

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From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

  • Date: Nov 13, 2014 to Jan 31, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Iziko Slave Lodge
13 November 2014 until 31 January 2015

“From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage” is an exhibition of ceramic vessels from various parts of Africa, including South Africa. It...

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Oceans of Life Photo Exhibition

Oceans of Life Photo Exhibition

  • Date: Oct 06, 2014 to Nov 23, 2014
  • Location: South African Museum

Date: 6 October until 23 November 2014
Venue: Iziko South African Museum

BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme will exhibit photographs from the annual Oceans of Life Photo Competition. The exhibition...

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Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity

Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity

  • Date: Oct 03, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015
  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House

Date: 3 October 2014 – 28 March 2015
Venue: Iziko Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

For almost two centuries after his death, the reputation of one of the world’s most revered artists of the Dutch Golden...

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Symbols of South African Cultures

Symbols of South African Cultures

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Mar 31, 2015

Venue: Iziko SA National Gallery
24 September until March 2015

South Africa has a rich and diverse cultural history that goes back thousands of years. Throughout the years, different cultural groups have communicated...

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Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World

Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World

  • Date: Aug 18, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Liberman Room at Iziko South African National Gallery
18 August – November 2014

Deeply entrenched contributions to our history, visual culture, art and design will be revealed in a breathtaking exhibition of treasures...

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Corsets & Couture

Corsets & Couture

  • Date: Aug 08, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Date: 8 August
Venue: Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House

This fashion exhibition displays eight designer outfits from the 1960s to 1990s, created by Chris Levin and donated by Mark Coetzee. These contrast with the typical...

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‘There’s something I must tell you’ An exhibition by Sue Williamson

‘There’s something I must tell you’ An exhibition by Sue Williamson

  • Date: Jun 27, 2014 to Jun 30, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

‘There’s something I must tell you’ focuses on women activists involved in the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and the artist’s latest work, an installation documenting conversations between iconic...

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Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle against apartheid

  • Date: Mar 21, 2014 to Apr 30, 2017
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Music played a vital role during the struggle against apartheid. The melodies, carried in the hearts of people, served as calls to action, inspired, encouraged and motivated. Freedom songs provide a window into the...

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Material women? The shweshwe story

Material women? The shweshwe story

  • Date: Feb 23, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014
  • Location: Slave Lodge

By means of costumes, accessories and contextual images, this exhibition traces the origins of isishweshwe cloth from its roots as a trade item in Asia and Europe, to its establishment as a much-loved southern African...

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