About Durban Art Gallery

A pioneering national gallery and the first to recognise African craft as art in the 1970's, The Durban Art Gallery continues to proclaim South African artistic ethnicity. Traditional baskets, beadwork, carving, clay pots, ceramics, sculptures and wirework exhibit an excitement of contemporary local artists and their creations.

'Africana' collections showcase an uprising of authentic tribal artefacts while modern mixes of mediums replicate a merged nation. Permanent as well as roaming art exhibitions keep displays diverse with lectures, classes and films layering an additional dimension to the experience. British, French and Dutch paintings hung from the historic walls of heritage site City Hall represent Europe's historic influence on the continent. Displaying into its second century this gallery holds over 3500 works both showcasing foreign masterpieces donated by historic philanthropists and art collectors as well as anonymous creations.

Appreciate Rodin bronzes, Lalique glass vases together with French and Chinese ceramics. Art connoisseurs can take in this vast public collection of current and historical pieces appreciating objects d'art and simultaneously celebrating the cultural art of KwaZulu Natal. Discuss sightings of Africa's, the East's and Europe's contributions from the 15th Century to present over a cappuccino in the coffee shop or purchase a book from the shop to complete your African art journey.

Need to Know

Where2nd Floor, City Hall, Smith Street, Durban.

WhenMonday to Saturday from 08h30 to 16h00; Sunday from 11h00 to 16h00. Closed Easter Friday and Christmas Day.

How muchPrices on request.

Telephone+27 (0)31 300-6238 or +27 (0)31 311-2264/9

OvernightThe closest town is Central, in KwaZulu Natal

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