Iziko Museums of South Africa celebrates National Woman’s Day on 9 August 2018. Access to selected Iziko museums and events is Free. In celebration of national icon, Ma Sisulu, Nonsikelelo Albertina Sisulu nee Thethiwe, Iziko will host a series of exciting events to honour the legacy of power, courage and philosophy of Strong Woman, Strong World.
Professor Bruce Arnott (born 1938), who has just died in Cape Town, was a key figure in the history of the Iziko South African National Gallery and an influential sculptor who made an impression on generations of students at UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art. After obtaining a Fine Art degree there in 1960, he wrote a Masters dissertation on South African sculpture and joined the staff of the Iziko SA National Gallery in 1962, becoming Assistant Director in 1970.
Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorated International Mandela Day, with the launch of: “Tata Madiba: Father of our democracy, Father of our Nation,” at the Iziko South African Museum. The exhibition brings together objects, specimens and artworks to stimulate conversation about Madiba’s life, struggles and legacy.
It is through the lens of the artists’ mastery of printmaking and their strikingly distinctive styles that Iziko Museums of South Africa proudly presents Print Promises at the Iziko South African National Gallery (ISANG). The exhibition bears witness to the visual richness of printmaking in South Africa and worldwide. A small and eclectic selection from over 3000 prints in ISANG’s collection is on display, representing all the major printmaking techniques.
The V&A Waterfront precinct will come alive on 28th June 2018 for Museum Night. The popular initiative encompasses a diverse selection of activities, from music, history and art to delicious cuisine. Set sail to the Iziko Maritime Centre at the Union-Castle House, Dock Road and gain free entry from 5-10pm.
THERE is no space for the boredom blues at Iziko Museums of South Africa. Iziko’s holiday programme is bursting with exciting activities for all ages. The museums provide enthralling experiences for all.
On Saturday 16th June 2018 Iziko Museums of South Africa commemorates Youth Day and offers *FREE entry to selected Iziko museums. The future of South Africa, and the world, depends on the youth of today. Iziko honours and recognises the contributions of young people as catalyst of change, ambassadors for equality and peacemakers.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate International Museum Day (IMD) with the rest of the world on 18 May 2018. Iziko’s International Museum Day programme runs from 14-18 May 2018 comprising of a diverse range of educational and interactive activities.
Iziko Museums of South Africa marked a fifty-year relationship with the Friends of the Iziko South African National Gallery (FONG), with the recent launch of the exhibition: “Friends50.” The exhibition highlights selections from over 300 works, which form part of the S A National Gallery’s permanent collections, acquired through support by the Friends over the past five decades.
Iziko Museums of South Africa will celebrate 50 years of friendship with the Friends of the Iziko South Africa National Gallery (Friends). Friends50, an exhibition showcasing this relationship is scheduled to open at the Iziko South African National Gallery on 15 April 2018. The keynote speaker at the opening will be Dr Ashraf Jamal, a Cape Town based cultural analyst and is the former editor of Art South Africa.
Iziko Museums of South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Women’s Trust, SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), Antonia Porter and Giovanna del Santo will host a joint exhibition opening of: Enough is Enough, I am What I am and What It Means to be a Man.
For all new, upcoming and current exhibitions, planetarium shows, education and public programmes and events, and Friends activities currently on at Iziko Museums of South Africa, please see the Iziko website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute details.