Highlights

Current Exhibitions

NATURES’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AFRICA 2017

NATURES’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY AFRICA 2017

  • Date: Nov 08, 2017 to Mar 04, 2018
  • Location: South African Museum

Visitors to the Museum will be treated, once again, to an annual exhibition of breath-taking, African focused photographs coordinated by Nature’s Best Photography Africa and Iziko Museums of South Africa.

The exquisite...

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‘Alternative Press’ - Work of Derek Bauer

‘Alternative Press’ - Work of Derek Bauer

  • Date: Sep 22, 2017 to May 31, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

“Alternative Press” is an exhibition of original cartoons dedicated to the talent of cartoonist Derek Bauer. He became well-known for his inherently irreverent cartoons and caricatures of politicians and other prominent...

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Footprints

Footprints

  • Date: Sep 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Footprints is an exhibition of works by Andrew Tshabangu spanning almost twenty-five years. Tshabangu’s black-and-white photography moves beyond the documentary mode; realism merges with otherworldly elements as the...

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

  • Date: Aug 09, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018

The exhibition Hidden Treasures is a rich display of many outstanding and rare objects from Iziko’s Permanent Collection of African Art. Some of these have never been exhibited before, while others are newly...

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Assessing Abstraction

Assessing Abstraction

  • Date: Aug 01, 2017 to Mar 18, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

As the scratchings on the 70 000-year-old Blombos ochre reveal, that non-figurative mark-marking long predates the very notion of ‘art’ itself. While abstraction’s ‘invention’ in the early 20th century by European...

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THROUGH POSITIVE EYES

THROUGH POSITIVE EYES

  • Date: Jun 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Through Positive Eyes is an exhibition which builds on the work of South African photographer Gideon Mendel, harnessing the power of the arts to banish HIV stigma.

Award-winning photographer Gideon Mendel and UCLA...

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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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