About Hester Rupert Art Museum

The Hester Rupert Art Museum is housed in the fifth oldest church building in South Africa. It was built and consecrated as a Dutch Reformed Mission Church in 1821, 35 years after the founding of the village of Graaff-Reinet in 1786. It is also one of the three remaining Dutch Reformed Church buildings built on the traditional cruciform plan.

The Rembrandt Group acquired the building in 1965 and Dr Anton Rupert Chairman of the Rembrandt Group of companies undertook to have it restored and converted into an art museum with a request that a number of South African artists donate examples of their best work. In gratitude, the Council named the museum the Hester Rupert Art Museum in honour of Dr Rupert's late mother. The building was declared a national monument on 4 October 1968.

The museum’s collection comprises of 126 works by 106 artists. Most of the collection is devoted to works produced by artists working in the 1960's. The art collection represents striking examples of original 20th Century South African artists of historical and cultural value.

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WhereChurch Street, Graaff-Reinet, Karoo Heartland, Eastern Cape, South Africa

WhenMonday to Friday from 09h00 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 17h00.
Weekends and Public Holidays from 09h00 to 12h00.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)49 892-2121

OvernightStay nearby in Graaff Reinet, in Eastern Cape

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