Immerse yourself in the Spirit of Africa at the Johannesburg Art Gallery

Art display at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
The Johannesburg Art Gallery is located in CBD and is home to over 9 000 works of art. Spend time wandering through the halls, viewing a variety of different pieces of art. Located in the central business district of Johannesburg in Joubert Park, Johannesburg Art Gallery is a popular tourist attraction where young and old, local or tourist can spend some time immersed in the beauty of both contemporary and historical works of art.

Housed in a magnificent building that was designed by Edward Lutyens, the art gallery is made up of 15 different exhibition halls and a number of sculpture gardens. Visitors to the museum can meander through the different halls viewing art collections ranging from 17th century Dutch paintings including drawings and etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn. There is also a large contemporary collection of both local and international 20th century art and the print cabinet contains works reaching as far back as the 15th century all the way to present day.

Art on display

Home to over 9 000 artworks, the largest of the collections is the contemporary South African art collection that is made up of installations, new media and digital pieces, paintings, prints, ceramics, photographs and sculptures. Some of the most noteworthy pieces are by well-known artists such as Robin Rhode, Jane Alexander and William Kentridge. Other notable artists with work in display include the French Impressions, the Pre-Raphaelites and more modern artists such as Pablo Picasso, Donald Judd, James Rosenquist and Andy Warhol.

Of great cultural and historical significance, the museum also displays a number of important southern African traditional art and artefacts that include the Brenthurst Collection and the Jacques collection of headrests.

How to get there

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is situated in the Joubert Park Gardens off of King George Street in Joubert Park in Johannesburg's central business district. Visitors can drive to the museum or alternatively the Gautrain stops at Park Station where one can board the Rea Vaya C3 bus which will take you directly to the gallery.

Open and closing times

The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10h00 and 17h00 and is closed on Monday, Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill. No entrance fee is charged for entering the gallery and there is universal access for disabled visitors.

Open and closing times

The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10h00 and 17h00 and is closed on Monday, Christmas Day and the Day of Goodwill. No entrance fee is charged for entering the gallery and there is universal access for disabled visitors.
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