Wits Art Museum

Art Galleries / Museums in or near Braamfontein, Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa.

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Where? University Corner, Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng

When? Wednesday to Sunday from 10h00 to 16h00.

How? Call +27 (0)11 717-1365

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Braamfontein, in Gauteng

A visit to the Wits Art Museum gives you the opportunity to explore and celebrate Africa’s unique heritage and discover a treasure trove of African art.

Wits Art Museum was completed in May 2012 and is home to the largest and most significant holdings of African arts in southern Africa.

The current collection ranges from over 9000 items covering areas of historical, classical and contemporary artworks displaying unique breadth, geographical range and local specialisation with most works dating from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The historical South African art collection displays paintings by Gladys Mgudlandlu, Walter Battiss, Maggie Laubser and Irma Stern, along with pencil drawings by Gerard Sekoto and JH Pierneef, bronze sculptures by Edoardo Villa and Sydney Kumalo, watercolours by Durant Sihlali and linocuts by John Muafangejo and Azaria Mbatha to name a few.

The museum boasts a vast collection of classical African items from Southern, West and Central Africa and a small collection from East Africa. Enjoy browsing through displays of wooden sculptures, wirework, beadwork, textiles, drums, ceremonial and fighting sticks, basketry and masks.

The contemporary South African art collections include photography, printmaking, sculpture, new media, paintings, watercolours and drawings. Some of the many artists represented include William Kentridge, Alan Crump, Santu Mofokeng, Robert Hodgins, Kendell Geers, Penny Siopis and Willem Boshoff. The younger generation is represented by artists such as Gabrielle Goliath, Nandipha Mntambo, Sandile Zulu, Gerhard Marx, Anthea Moys and Zander Blom.

After your wander through the various exhibitions of African art, relax in the café with a drink and bite to eat whilst checking out the upcoming events and exhibitions for your next visit.

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