Fodor's Expert Review South African National Gallery

Gardens Art Gallery

This museum houses a good collection of 19th- and 20th-century European art, but its most interesting exhibits are the South African works, many of which reflect the country's traumatic history. The gallery owns an enormous body of work, so exhibitions change regularly, but there's always something provocative—whether it's documentary photographs or a multimedia exhibit chronicling efforts to "disrupt" traditional boundaries. The museum would like to position itself as a leader of contemporary and traditional African art. Free guided tours on Tuesday and Thursday take about an hour.

Art Gallery

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Government Ave.
Cape Town, Western Cape  8001, South Africa

021-481–3970

www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-national-gallery

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