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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Karoo Disclosure

Karoo Disclosure

  • Date: Aug 29, 2015 to Nov 15, 2015
  • Location: South African Museum

Karoo Disclosure is a collaborative art installation that investigates the highly contentious issue of fracking.

The installation will include all of the many elements that made up the official Karoo Indy Film Festival...

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‘Between Darkness & Light’ by Jodi Bieber

‘Between Darkness & Light’ by Jodi Bieber

  • Date: Aug 28, 2015 to Nov 19, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

The visual poetry and politics of humanity is the enduring interest of photographer Jodi Bieber, and in a country like South Africa – with its violent history of apartheid, its ambivalent transition to democracy and its...

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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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Brushing Up on Stern

Brushing Up on Stern

  • Date: Jul 24, 2015 to Nov 01, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Works from the South African National Gallery Permanent Collection

Twenty-two oils, the proofs of Irma Stern’s first German publication, numerous gouaches and works on paper from the Permanent Collection of the Iziko...

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Natures Best Photography Africa

Natures Best Photography Africa

  • Date: Jun 24, 2015 to Sep 16, 2015
  • Location: South African Museum

Venue: Iziko South African Museum
Date: 24 June to 16 September 2015

Every minute, amateur and professional photographers are taking thousands of images of Africa’s biodiversity and natural environments. The Natures...

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Images from a Golden Age

Images from a Golden Age

  • Date: Jun 01, 2015 to Sep 30, 2015
  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House

Works by Anthony van Dyck, Hendrik Goltzius, Cornelis Bega and others are among many now to be seen in a fresh rehanging of the rooms in this Cape Town landmark. One of the rare historical prints on show is Jan Muller’s...

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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, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge
Until end December 2015

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...

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Bo-Kaap in Conversation

Bo-Kaap in Conversation

  • Date: Feb 28, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015
  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum

This real life documentary about community explores the ever-changing social and cultural meaning of the Bo-Kaap. Told through conversational narratives, images and sound, this video installation challenges stereotypes,...

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William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time

William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time

  • Date: Feb 19, 2015 to Sep 06, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

The Iziko South African National Gallery in association with the Goodman Gallery will host The Refusal of Time (made in collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, Dada Masilo and Peter Galison), a 5-channel...

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Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

Buzz About Honeybees and Pollination

  • Date: Jan 01, 2015 to Nov 30, 2015
  • 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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Tata Madiba: Father of our Democracy, Father of our Nation

Tata Madiba: Father of our Democracy, Father of our Nation

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

A special exhibition titled Tata Madiba: Father of our Democracy, Father of our Nation is currently on show at the Iziko South African Museum. Commemorating his passing, this exhibition honours the legacy of the beloved...

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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, 2016
  • 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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Labels: An artwork installation by Siemon Allen

Labels: An artwork installation by Siemon Allen

  • Date: Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

On display at the Iziko Slave Lodge
30 January 2013 until 31 December 2015

Siemon Allen describes ‘Labels’ as “a historical record, a chronological discography of select labels” from his archive and “as a kind of...

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