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.

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Studio – Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists

Studio – Celebrating the Lives and Work of South African Artists

  • Date: Dec 10, 2015 to Sep 30, 2016
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Studio brings the notion of the artist’s workspace as a centre of creativity into the very heart of the art museum. An active workspace for young people that complements an exciting display curated from the holdings of...

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Moses Tladi UNEARTHED

Moses Tladi UNEARTHED

  • Date: Sep 24, 2015 to May 04, 2016
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Moses Tladi, born in 1903 in the remote Sekhukhuneland, is regarded as the first black artist to have exhibited formally in South Africa and was certainly the first black artist to exhibit at the South African National...

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Red in the Rainbow

Red in the Rainbow

  • Date: Jul 25, 2015 to Jul 31, 2016
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge
Date: 25 July 2015 to end June 2016

Red in the Rainbow is an exhibition based on Lynn Carneson’s book, Red in the Rainbow: The Life and Times of Fred and Sarah Carneson. The exhibition, which...

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Views from Bo-Kaap

Views from Bo-Kaap

  • Date: Apr 25, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016
  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum

Iziko’s Social History and Art Collections departments will be displaying selected paintings at the Bo-Kaap Museum. Situated above Cape Town’s city centre on the slopes of Signal Hill, this space resonates with exquisite...

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“Labels” an artwork installation by Siemon Allen

“Labels” an artwork installation by Siemon Allen

  • Date: Mar 23, 2015 to Dec 31, 2016
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Labels” comprises record covers, disks and images relating to music, and functions as a historical record of South Africa’s musical past, reflecting on famous as well as forgotten musicians. The installation serves as a...

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Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

  • Date: Jan 01, 2015 to Jun 30, 2016
  • Location: South African Museum

With current habitat and forage resources (flowers producing nectar and pollen) for honeybees dwindling, we need to protect and maintain existing bee-friendly vegetation and plant more bee-friendly plants. This exhibition...

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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, 2017
  • 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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Finding Meermin

Finding Meermin

  • Date: Jun 27, 2011 to Aug 31, 2016
  • Location: Maritime Centre

This exhibition focuses on the saga surrounding the slave ship, Meermin. It includes extracts from the newly filmed documentary, “Slave Ship Mutiny”, a touch-screen with a 3D digital model of the ship, as well as...

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