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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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 Mar 27, 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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Time and Again: A retrospective exhibition by Penny Siopis

Time and Again: A retrospective exhibition by Penny Siopis

  • Date: Dec 17, 2014 to Mar 23, 2015
  • Location: South African National Gallery

Iziko Museums of South Africa are delighted to announce the first retrospective exhibition by Penny Siopis titledTime and Again, which is scheduled to open its doors to the public on the 18th of December 2014. One of the...

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2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition

  • Date: Dec 05, 2014 to Mar 05, 2015
  • Location: South African Museum

NHU Africa are pleased to announce that the 50th annual edition of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition will be coming back to Cape Town this December. Hosted by Iziko Museums of South Africa at the Iziko...

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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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From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage

  • Date: Nov 13, 2014 to Mar 31, 2015
  • Location: Slave Lodge

Iziko Slave Lodge
13 November 2014 until 31 March 2015

“From African Earth: Celebrating our African Clay Vessel Heritage” is an exhibition of ceramic vessels from various parts of Africa, including South Africa. It is...

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Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity

Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity

  • Date: Oct 03, 2014 to Mar 28, 2015
  • Location: Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House

Date: 3 October 2014 – 28 March 2015
Venue: Iziko Old Town House, Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

For almost two centuries after his death, the reputation of one of the world’s most revered artists of the Dutch Golden...

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Symbols of South African Cultures

Symbols of South African Cultures

  • Date: Sep 24, 2014 to Mar 31, 2015

Venue: Iziko SA National Gallery
24 September until March 2015

South Africa has a rich and diverse cultural history that goes back thousands of years. Throughout the years, different cultural groups have communicated...

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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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