Highlights

Current Exhibitions

Tata Madiba. Father of our democracy: Father of our Nation.

Tata Madiba. Father of our democracy: Father of our Nation.

  • Date: Jul 19, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
  • Location: South African Museum

In 2018, the year of Nelson Mandela’s Centenary, we are excited to have you join us at Iziko South African Museum for our upgraded Tata Madiba exhibition.

The upgraded Tata Madiba exhibition content and objects are...

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Print Promises

Print Promises

  • Date: Jun 08, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Print Promises brings together more than 50 works by artists utilising printmaking in different ways, from woodcuts to screen prints, and etchings to lithographs. Using the permanent collection of the Iziko South African...

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After Life

After Life

  • Date: May 12, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

After Life opens an aperture on the mysteries of life through the lens of death. The show speaks to a re-interpretation of the museum specimen guided by plays of my imagination rather than any systematic reasoning....

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Friends50

Friends50

  • Date: Apr 15, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Friends50 is a curated selection of items taken from the more than 300 Friends supported acquisitions which have been purchased during the course of the past 50 years by the Friends on behalf of the National Gallery.

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I am What I am

I am What I am

  • Date: Apr 05, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
  • Location: Slave Lodge

This exhibition enters into conversation on the legalisation of sex workers; the history of the Slave Lodge as an unofficial “slave brothel”; and an insertion of outcasts and marginalised bodies into spaces of...

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Still Figuring Out What It Means to be a Man

Still Figuring Out What It Means to be a Man

  • Date: Apr 05, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018

This multi-media exhibition arose against a backdrop of increasing gender-based and sexual violence perpetrated by men in South African society, that has prompted a growing focus on masculinity. The controversial hashtag...

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Enough is Enough

Enough is Enough

  • Date: Dec 12, 2017 to Sep 02, 2019
  • Location: Slave Lodge

One in every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship. Every six days, a woman in South Africa is murdered by her partner. Every 25 seconds, a woman or girl is raped in South Africa. These shocking...

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Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

  • Date: Aug 09, 2017 to Feb 17, 2019

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 Feb 17, 2019
  • 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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