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Current Exhibitions

View Motherhood Motherhood
26 June 2017 TO 03 November 2017

Paying tribute to mothers everywhere, this exhibition explores the theme of motherhood through artworks selected from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.  The exhibition contains artworks which depict the beauty and joy of motherhood alongside works that show the challenges that women face when they become mothers.  On display are artistic tributes to mothers and grandmothers by local artists George Pemba, Maureen deJager, Jennifer Ord and Ethna Frankenfeld.  Christine Dixie’s print series Birthing trays explores childbirth and ritual in Medieval Europe and the history of caesarean sections.  Marc Pradervand’s photo series of Teenage mothers brings to our attention the plight of underage mothers in the Eastern Cape.

Artworks are from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

View Pemba Pemba
18 July 2017 TO 06 October 2017

To celebrate the donation of three George Mnyaluza Milwa PEMBA oil paintings to the permanent collection of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum, an exhibition showcasing the museum’s existing collection alongside the new works will be on display. 

The exhibition has been organized to take place in Mandela month in tribute of Nelson Mandela and other great South Africans like artist, George PEMBA, who had to endure great hardships to create the New South Africa. 

The Pemba exhibition has been extended from the 9 September to the 6 October 2017.

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