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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Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World

Patterns of Contact: Designs from the Indian Ocean World

  • Date: Aug 18, 2014 to Nov 30, 2014

Liberman Room at Iziko South African National Gallery
18 August – November 2014

Deeply entrenched contributions to our history, visual culture, art and design will be revealed in a breathtaking exhibition of treasures...

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Corsets & Couture

Corsets & Couture

  • Date: Aug 08, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Date: 8 August
Venue: Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House

This fashion exhibition displays eight designer outfits from the 1960s to 1990s, created by Chris Levin and donated by Mark Coetzee. These contrast with the typical...

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Print in the spotlight: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift

Print in the spotlight: Impressions of Rorke’s Drift

  • Date: Jul 23, 2014 to Nov 02, 2014
  • Location: South African National Gallery

 ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift - The Jumuna Collection’ will be displayed at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG)  from 23 July until 2 November 2014.

Curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, the exhibition includes...

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Brave New World…20 Years of Democracy

Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy

  • Date: Jul 03, 2014 to Nov 01, 2014
  • Location: South African National Gallery

In celebration of 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa, a new exhibition entitled: ‘Brave New World...20 Years of Democracy’, is on display at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). The exhibition commemorates...

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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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Design & Making

Design & Making

  • Date: May 01, 2014 to Nov 05, 2014
  • Location: William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope

Design & Making [the story of food], in collaboration with the Cape Craft and Design Institute,traces the evolution of craft and design through food – in particular, the vessels used for its preservation, storage,...

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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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Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives

Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives

  • Date: Jan 01, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives, by Professor Keith Dietrich, comprises an artist’s book and four photomontages that narrate the tensions and textures of early colonial encounters at the Cape in South Africa. The work...

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Material women? The shweshwe story

Material women? The shweshwe story

  • Date: Feb 23, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014
  • 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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The World’s Oldest Chemistry Set? New Discoveries from Blombos Cave

The World’s Oldest Chemistry Set? New Discoveries from Blombos Cave

  • Date: Oct 13, 2011 to Oct 13, 2014
  • Location: South African Museum

Rock Art Gallery  Ongoing

“What makes us human?” This topical question receives some answer in the form of two unique 100 000-year-old ochre preparing kits from Blombos Cave, South Africa. This remarkable...

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