Photo courtesy of South African National Art Gallery
South African National Art Gallery
South Africa's premier art museum houses South African, African, British, French, Dutch, and Flemish works. Selections from the permanent collection change regularly to let the museum showcase different pieces, such as those by local luminaries Walter Battiss, Maggie Laubser, Cecil Higgs, Edward Roworth, Sydney Kumalo, Ephraim Ngatane, and Cecil Skotnes. The museum's holdings also include notable historical paintings and sculptures and a large African collection, and there's a wide variety of temporary exhibitions. Art lovers may want to visit the Irma Stern Museum, too. Housed in the celebrated artist's former Rosebank home, it displays paintings and sculptures heavily influenced by Stern's travels in Africa, as well as her own collections.