Things To Do in KimberleyWilliam Humphreys Art Gallery
Where? Cullinan Crescent, Civic Centre, Kimberley, Diamond Fields, Northern Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h45.
Saturday from 10h00 to 16h45.
Sunday from 09h00 to 12h00.
Public holidays from 14h00 to 16h45.
How? Call +27 (0)53 831-1724 / 5
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
The William Humphreys Art Gallery opened in 1952 was named after its principal benefactor, William Benbow Humphreys and is located in Kimberleyís Civic Centre. It is consider one of South Africaís finest art museums. The art collection contains 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, French and British paintings, antique furniture and South African works of art; several items were donated by William Humphreys.
The Art Gallery primarily focuses on collecting works of art from South African artists and functions as a museum of art which also serves the community as a centre for educational and cultural activities. Its activities include temporary exhibitions, art workshops mainly for children, development stimulation classes for pre-school children, craft workshops for unemployed women, lectures, video shows and concerts.
There is also a successful outreach programme in which graphic exhibitions are taken into the small towns of the Northern Cape Province where students are exposed to world of art. The library is also used by students studying art.
Guided tours are available on request and light meals and refreshments are provided at the Palette Tearoom which is open daily from 10h00 to 16h00.