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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Views from Bo-Kaap

Views from Bo-Kaap

  • Date: Apr 25, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015
  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum

Venue: Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum
Date: 25 April 2015 to 30 April 2016

Iziko’s Social History and Art Collections departments will be displaying selected paintings at the Bo-Kaap Museum. Situated above Cape Town’s city...

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Seedtime: Omar Badsha Retrospective

Seedtime: Omar Badsha Retrospective

  • Date: Apr 24, 2015 to Aug 02, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
Liberman Room and Rooms 4, 5, 8, 9
Date: 24 April to 2 August 2015

A major retrospective exhibition of Omar Badsha’s drawings, woodcuts and photographic essays from the...

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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 Jun 21, 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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Shared Sky exhibition

Shared Sky exhibition

  • Date: Feb 13, 2015 to May 31, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Shared Sky brings together South African and Australian artists in a collaborative exhibition celebrating humanity’s most ancient cultural wisdom, alongside one of the world’s greatest scientific and engineering...

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Art Making, Curating and Commemorating our Democracy

Art Making, Curating and Commemorating our Democracy

  • Date: Feb 09, 2015 to Apr 30, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Iziko’s Education & Public Programmes Department cordially invites you to view works produced by South African youth in commemoration of our 21st year of democracy.

The exhibition includes artwork by learners from the...

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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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Exhibition: Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux

Exhibition: Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux

  • Date: Dec 01, 2014 to Apr 30, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Venue: Iziko Slave Lodge
Date: Currently on show until 30 April 2015

Iziko Social History Collections department presents Ghoema & Glitter: New Year Carnival in Cape Town Redux. The exhibition showcases a unique aspect...

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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, 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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