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View Art our Passion - Museum our home Art our Passion - Museum our home
14 September 2019 TO 08 February 2020

Celebrate art from the museum’s collection in an exhibition titled "Art our Passion – Museum our Home”.

The exhibition was curated by all members of the Art Museum team. The Art Museum front of house team, admin support team, conservator, framer, educator and Director chose artworks.  

Next to the selected works are quotes and stories, which share with the public staff experiences or observations about the artwork selected.  

An exhibition curated from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s Permanent Collection.

View Through our Eyes: Journey to America Through our Eyes: Journey to America
14 November 2019 TO 13 December 2019


Local Eastern Cape Artists were invited to submit works for a selected exhibition titled "Through our eyes: Journey to America”. Artworks are for sale.

The exhibition opened at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum on 14 November 2019. 

Artists selected for this exhibition will have the opportunity to have their works travel to Jacksonville, Florida, USA to be exhibited at the RITZ Theatre and Museum in February 2020.  

The deadline for entries was 1 November 2019 at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum at 1 Park Drive Central Port Elizabeth.  

Please note the amended dates: 

Closing date for submissions: 1 November 2019

Notification of selection for South African exhibition: 12 November 2019
Collection of work not selected: on 12 or 13 November  2019 

Opening function of South African exhibition:  14 November 2019 at 18:00.

Closing date for South African leg of the exhibition: 4 December 2019

Announcement of work selected to travel to America for exhibition: 4 December 2019 at 18:00.

Collection of unsold work and work not selected for American leg: 5 or 6 or 9 December 2019

The American leg of the exhibition is scheduled to take place in February 2020 at the RITZ MUSEUM .

View Journey to South Africa: Struggle & Resistance Journey to South Africa: Struggle & Resistance
04 December 2019 TO 25 March 2020

Through Our Eyes is an annual exhibition coordinated by the RITZ MUSEUM in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.   In 2018, this annual exhibition turned 25 and local Jacksonville artists were invited to make works in response to the theme "Journey to South Africa: Struggle & Resistance”. 

The City of Nelson Mandela Bay was selected as a Sister City partner for Jacksonville because of our profound liberation history.  Nelson Mandela Bay has had an active relationship with Jacksonville since the year 2000. 2020 marks a 20 year milestone for Jacksonville’s participation in the Sister Cities project.

Hosting this exhibition by Jacksonville artists at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum affirms and strengthens the Sister City partnership and helps promote artists both here and in Jacksonville internationally. 

The artworks are of Artists from Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
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