Oliewenhuis Art Museum

Art Galleries / Museums in or near Bloemfontein, Motheo Region in Free State, South Africa.

Things To Do in BloemfonteinOliewenhuis Art Museum

Art Galleries Museums Wheelchair Friendly Motheo Region

Where? 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein, Free State

When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00; Saturday from 10h00 to 17h00; Sunday and Public Holidays from 13h00 to 17h00. Closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

How? Call +27 (0)51 447-9609

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Bloemfontein, in Free State

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is still a relatively young museum even by South African standards. Being only 13 years old, the Museum has shown a steady and interesting growth in its collection. The permanent collection, which is frequently rearranged, is housed on the first floor and is devoted exclusively to works produced by South African artists. It has a solid foundation of early South African artists, and includes works by Thomas Baines, Jan Ernst Volschenk, Pieter Wenning, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef and Willem Coetzer. The Museum is still in the fortunate position to be able to continually expand on its collection of contemporary South African artists.

A considerable number of works have been acquired through donations and bequests; outstanding among these is a collection of works from the City Council of Bloemfontein. This collection, which was ceded to Oliewenhuis Art Museum at its inception in 1989, together with art works from the National Museum’s permanent collection, formed the nucleus for the future Art Museum worthy of the Provincial capital. A large collection of works donated by the Haenngi Foundation (as a result of the demise of the Pelindaba Museum of African and Modern Art) has assisted the Museum in building a core collection representing works of some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists.

Additional Reading
If you are thinking about visiting Oliewenhuis you may find this first hand review useful 'Oliewenhuis - The city of roses divulges a gem'.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Bloemfontein

Jedidja Bed and Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

Jedidja Bed and Breakfast

Jedidja Bed and Breakfast offers rooms with private entrances which are surrounded by a garden with water features, ... more

The Urban Hotel Bloemfontein

Hotel

The Urban Hotel Bloemfontein

The Urban Hotel is one of the most affordable hotels in Bloemfontein with very high service standards. The contemporary ... more

Crisp Guest Rooms

Self Catering

Crisp Guest Rooms

An ideal blend of quaint charm, attentive service and modern comforts - add the central location and you have the ... more

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2017. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap