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Johannesburg Art Gallery


In the Johannesburg Art Gallery, it has arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, sculpture and even the works of Picasso, Monet and El Greco! Located in Joubert Park, Edward Lutyens designed the building. The Johannesburg Art Gallery was opened in 1910! It has 15 exhibition halls and sculpture gardens.

It has European art as well as African art. Jewelries and personal appearance is important with African culture. The Johannesburg Art Gallery has several pieces of African jewelry. These are made from cowry shells. Aside from jewelry, this art gallery has a vast collection of masks. The Gallery has around 9,000 artworks displayed. The contemporary South African collection comprises a huge portion of the collection in the gallery. In the Contemporary South African collection are digital works, paintings and ceramics. Works of Tracey Rose and Willian Kentridge could be found here.

The Gallery also has important holdings of southern African traditional art and artifacts. These objects of great cultural significance encompass the Brenthurst Collection and the Jacques Collection of headrests. The historical collection consists of 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, 18th and 19th century French and British artworks, as well as painting and sculpture by contemporary international artists Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

This art gallery has collections from internationally known artists all over the world and works made in different eras. Don't forget to visit the collections of traditional artworks by African artists like Gerard Sekoto and Jackson Hlungwani. The gallery is situated in Joubert Park entrance in King George Street . It is open every Tuesdays to Sundays at 10:00 o'clock in the morning until 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon and admission is free! There is no reason not to visit the St. Johannesburg Art Gallery.
 
 
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