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View Moms workshop Moms workshop
18 November 2017 09:30 AM TO 18 November 2017 01:00 PM

New and expectant Moms are invited to a workshop that will be conducted by Leah Hughes, founder of Gentle Breastfeeding Support. 

View Supporting World Prematurity Day Supporting World Prematurity Day
17 November 2017 05:30 PM TO 17 November 2017 07:30 PM
Worldwide 15 million babies are born prematurely every year and premature birth is the leading cause of death in children under the age of five worldwide. World Prematurity Day on November 17th raises awareness of this serious health crisis and draws attention to the lifesaving rese...
View Community meeting Community meeting
11 November 2017 10:00 AM TO 11 November 2017 11:30 AM

The Friends of the Art Museum are looking for proactive, energetic volunteers who would like to participate in organising ...

View Tours Tours
01 November 2016 09:00 AM TO 30 September 2017 04:30 PM
Organizations, Universities, schools or groups of people are welcome to book a guided tour or groups can explore the museum themselves (self-guided tour).

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View Exhibition opening: The Way of Water Exhibition opening: The Way of Water
27 September 2017 05:30 PM TO 27 September 2017 07:30 PM
An opening function will be held for the exhibition, The Way of Water, on the 27 September 2017 at 17h30 at the Art Museum.

The exhibition forms part of an international art project that was designed to bring attention to the fragile marine envir...
View Motherhood Exhibition walkabout Motherhood Exhibition walkabout
30 August 2017 05:00 PM TO 30 August 2017 07:00 PM

 Emma O’Brien will conduct an EXHIBITION WALKABOUT, of the Motherhood exhibition on Wednesday,  30 August 2017. Gue...
View Palladio and the Modern: Exhibition opening Palladio and the Modern: Exhibition opening
17 August 2017 06:00 PM TO 17 August 2017 07:30 PM
First year students of the School of Architecture traveling exhibition

The traveling exhibition returns to its home city with a final exhibition being hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth from the 17th of August ...
View Holiday workshops in July 2017 Holiday workshops in July 2017
12 July 2017 09:00 AM TO 21 July 2017 11:45 AM
Are you looking for something creative for your children to do during the School holidays?

The exhibition,
View PEMBA Exhibition opening PEMBA Exhibition opening
19 July 2017 06:00 PM TO 19 July 2017 07:30 PM
The Pemba exhibition opening will be held on the 19 July 2017 at 18:00 at the Art Museum.

To celebrate the donation of three George Mnyalu...
View Remembering the SS Mendi - Closing function Remembering the SS Mendi - Closing function
08 June 2017 05:30 PM TO 08 June 2017 07:30 PM
The Director and staff of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum have pleasure in inviting you to the Closing function of the exhibition Remembering the SS Mendi

Date: 8 June 2017
Guests are invited to arrive between 17:00 and 17:...
View Remembering the SS Mendi - Walkabout Remembering the SS Mendi - Walkabout
08 June 2017 03:00 PM TO 08 June 2017 04:00 PM
The artist, Hilary Graham will conduct a Walkabout of the exhibition, Remembering the SS Mendi on the 8 June 2017 at 3pm.

Hilary Graham was initially inspired to make an artwork about this tragic event when he attended the Xhosa Art and literature ...
View Friends AGM and a book launch by Brenda Shepherd Friends AGM and a book launch by Brenda Shepherd
22 March 2017 05:00 PM TO 22 March 2017 07:30 PM
The Friends of the Art Museum invites you to their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 at 17:00.

View Documentary Screening Documentary Screening
27 February 2017 02:30 PM TO 27 February 2017 04:30 PM




To complement the exhibition, Remembering the SS Mendi, the Art Museum has organised the following public event:
 
The documentary, Troopship Tragedy, on the SS Mendi directed ...
View Creative writing workshop by Brian Walter Creative writing workshop by Brian Walter
25 February 2017 09:00 AM TO 25 February 2017 11:45 AM
Brian Walter an Eastern Cape poet will conduct a creative writing workshop on Saturday, 25 February from 9h00-12h00. 

Brian Walter, formally a lecturer at the University of Fort Hare, has been writing and publishing poems for 30 years, and has...
View Exhibition Walkabout by Hillary Graham Exhibition Walkabout by Hillary Graham
22 February 2017 01:00 PM TO 22 February 2017 06:30 PM

The artist, Hillary Graham will conduct two walkabouts of the exhibit...

View Remembering the SS Mendi: Exhibition opening Remembering the SS Mendi: Exhibition opening
21 February 2017 05:30 PM TO 21 February 2017 07:30 PM

On the 100th year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will open an exhibition of over 200 sketc...
View Invitation to a Walkabout with Mary-Rose Dold Invitation to a Walkabout with Mary-Rose Dold
15 February 2017 03:00 PM TO 15 February 2017 04:00 PM


Mary-Rose Dold will be conducting an informal walkabout of the exhibition The Vibrant City at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum.  Mary-Rose will share her artistic...
View Just painting exhibition: Closing function Just painting exhibition: Closing function
02 February 2017 05:00 PM TO 02 February 2017 07:00 PM
A closing function has been arranged for the Just Painting exhibition on 2 February 2017 at 17h30. All are welcome. Drinks will be served.

The Friends of the Art Muse...
View School holiday workshops for children School holiday workshops for children
08 December 2016 09:00 AM TO 06 January 2017 12:00 PM
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will host Children's School Holiday Workshops in December and January

Are you looking for something creative for your children t...
View Just painting exhibition opening Just painting exhibition opening
07 December 2016 05:30 PM TO 07 December 2016 07:30 PM
Details will be updated soon but the opening for the Just Painting exhibition will be on the 7 December 2016 at 17h30 at the Art Museum.

Artists from across the Eastern Cape have been invited to make and submit works...
View School art workshops School art workshops
01 February 2016 09:00 AM TO 30 November 2016 12:00 PM

 

The Art Museum runs a visual art programme for school groups, Grade 1-9, which are linked to the exhibitions on show and are adapted for each grade. 

The workshops are run on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9h00 – 12h00 during the school term and entran...

View Exhibition opening:  LEFA LA NTATE Exhibition opening: LEFA LA NTATE
27 July 2016 05:30 PM TO 27 July 2016 07:30 PM
Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016: Mohau Modisakeng
Exhibition Title: LEFA LA NTATE

Mohau Modisakeng is the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016 award.

In Modisakeng’s wo...
View Fun Children's holiday workshops Fun Children's holiday workshops
11 July 2016 09:00 AM TO 15 July 2016 12:00 PM
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum presents Children Holiday Workshops

Come join us on:

Monday, 11 July 2016: Pipe cleaner craft - Turn fluffy pipe cleaners into ...
View Family workshop presented by the 4BlindMice Family workshop presented by the 4BlindMice
30 June 2016 09:00 AM TO 30 June 2016 11:45 AM
Workshop title: "The imagination swap drawing workshop"

Participants will be challenged to indulge their imagination and collaborate in a drawing exercise creating uniquely weird and wonderful creatures.

View 60th Anniversary programme 60th Anniversary programme
23 June 2016 01:00 PM TO 29 June 2016 02:00 PM
The staff of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum have pleasure inviting you to celebrate our 60th Anniversary exhibition with a series of public activities.
 
The Art Museum conservator, Anthony Keogh, will conduct tour...
View Drawing demo presented by the 4BlindMice Drawing demo presented by the 4BlindMice
26 June 2016 10:00 AM TO 26 June 2016 11:00 AM

Join local art collaborative, the 4BlindMice, at the NMM Art Museum for a drawing demo

The 4BlindMice will be showing their individual artistic approaches in a demonstration of portraiture drawing

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View 60th Anniversary Celebration 60th Anniversary Celebration
22 June 2016 05:30 PM TO 22 June 2016 07:30 PM

YEYETHU, SONKE: This belongs to all of us

Highlights of the Collection

Celebrating 60 years of collection – this exhibition comprises a selection of artworks that represent important milestones in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The ex...

View The Friends - Music & Art Trivia The Friends - Music & Art Trivia
15 April 2016 06:30 PM TO 15 April 2016 09:00 PM

The Friends of the Art Museum will be hosting a Music & Art Trivia.

Date: 15 April 2016

Time: 18h30 for 19h00

Venue: NMM Art Museum, 1 Park Drive Central Port Elizabeth

Cost: R180 per table (maximum of 6 people per table)

When you partici...

View Exhibition opening and Walkabout Exhibition opening and Walkabout
06 April 2016 05:30 PM TO 06 April 2016 07:30 PM

The Director and staff of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum have pleasure in inviting you to the opening of two exhibitions

Transforming the Collection (16 March – 15 July 2016)

and

Cultural Boycott to Pan African Dream (23 March – 5 June 2016)

A bri...

View Friends of the Art Museum - Annual General Meeting Friends of the Art Museum - Annual General Meeting
23 March 2016 06:00 PM TO 23 March 2016 08:30 PM

 

The Friends of the Art Museum will be having their Annual General M...

View Friends of the Art Museum - AGM Friends of the Art Museum - AGM
02 March 2016 05:00 PM TO 02 March 2016 06:30 PM

The Friends of the Art Museum's Annual General meeting will take place on 2 March 2016 at 17h00 at the NMM Art Museum at 1 Park Drive and this will be followed by an interesting speaker.

Speaker will be confirmed closer to the time.


View January holiday workshops January holiday workshops
06 January 2016 09:00 AM TO 08 January 2016 12:00 PM

 

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activities for children during the January school holidays.

Workshops will be presented as follows:

6 or 7 January 2016:  a workshop will be held for kids between the ag...

View Guided Tours Guided Tours
20 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 31 December 2015 04:30 PM

Groups of people from the public and Organizations, Universities, Colleges and Schools are welcome to book a guided tour of the exhibitions on show at the NMM Art Museum.

To book a guided tour during our opening hours, please call 041 506 2000.


 
View December holiday workshops December holiday workshops
10 December 2015 09:00 AM TO 14 December 2015 12:00 PM

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activities for children during the December school holidays.

9 or 10 December 2015:  a workshop will be held for kids between the ages of 7-15 years. 

14 December 2015: a...

View LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY) LITHUBA LAKHO (THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY)
10 December 2015 05:30 PM TO 10 December 2015 07:30 PM

TOP CRAFT TO BE CELEBRATED IN THE EASTERN CAPE CRAFT ...

View School art workshops School art workshops
20 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 04 December 2015 12:00 PM

The Art Museum runs a visual art programme for schools groups which are linked to the exhibitions on show and are adapted for each grade.

The workshops are run on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9h00 – 12h00 during the school term and entrance is free.

Booking i...

View Friends - Artist drawing workshop Friends - Artist drawing workshop
21 November 2015 08:30 AM TO 21 November 2015 01:00 PM

The Friends of the Art Museum presents the...

View Exhibition opening: 60 Benefactors Exhibition opening: 60 Benefactors
11 November 2015 05:30 PM TO 11 November 2015 07:30 PM

A tribute to important members of the community, organisations and art collectors who donated significant works to the Art Museum collection.


View Walkabout Walkabout
03 November 2015 03:00 PM TO 03 November 2015 05:00 PM

The Friends of the Art Museum have the pleasure in inviting you to a walkabout.

The walkabout will be conducted by Emma O'Brien, the Exhibitions Curator on Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 15h00 at the NMM Art Museum, 1 Park Drive Central

Exhibition title: IN THE BEGINNING….

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View Art Museum 60th Anniversary Celebration Art Museum 60th Anniversary Celebration
14 October 2015 05:30 PM TO 14 October 2015 07:30 PM

On 22 June 2016 the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will have inspired art lovers for 60 years. To commemorate this momentous milestone the Art Museum is launching a series of exhibitions which will culminate in a final exhibition opening on the Museum’s anniversary.

The official...

View Spring School Holiday Workshop Spring School Holiday Workshop
09 October 2015 09:00 AM TO 09 October 2015 12:00 PM

A one-day program designed for children who want to explore the art of drawing and painting. Children will learn about colour and tone and will experiment...

View School holiday workshops School holiday workshops
07 October 2015 09:00 AM TO 07 October 2015 12:15 PM

A one-day program designed for children who want to explore the art of drawing and painting. Children will learn about colour and tone and will experiment with colour mixing. They will learn how to draw and bring to life 3D objects. Themes will be inspired by the Art Museum’s collection. Design...

View Exhibition opening: Kemang Wa Lehulere Exhibition opening: Kemang Wa Lehulere
28 July 2015 05:30 PM TO 28 July 2015 07:30 PM

Standard Bank Young Artist Award Exhibition 2015: Kemang Wa Lehulere:History Will Break Your Heart

This year’s prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art ...

View Mandela Day at the Art Museum Mandela Day at the Art Museum
17 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 17 July 2015 04:00 PM

BE PART OF AN ARTWORK

 

Celebrate Mandela Day at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum by being part of a living artwork. We are inviting the community of Nelson Mandela Bay to collaborate on a collectively made yarn sculptu...

View Holiday workshop: Creative hand sewing Holiday workshop: Creative hand sewing
09 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 09 July 2015 12:00 PM

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activities for children aged seven to thirteen years during the July school holidays.

 

The workshops are based on the Fabric of Existence exhibition, currently on show.

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View Holiday workshop: Creative Weaving Holiday workshop: Creative Weaving
08 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 08 July 2015 12:00 PM

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activi...

View Creative Textile Art Workshops For Children Creative Textile Art Workshops For Children
06 July 2015 09:00 AM TO 06 July 2015 12:00 PM

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is offering fun and creative hands-on art activities for children aged seven to thirteen years during the July school holidays.

 

The workshops are based on the Fabric of Existence exhibition, currently on show.

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View Poetry reading by Brian Walter Poetry reading by Brian Walter
17 June 2015 05:30 PM TO 17 June 2015 07:30 PM

 

Award winning local poet, Brian Walter, will be presenting a talk and reading from...

View Art Trivia Evening Art Trivia Evening
12 June 2015 07:00 PM TO 12 June 2015 09:30 PM

ART TRIVIA EVENING

 

You think you can tell your Mona Lisa from your Guernica?

This fund-raising event is in aid of the Friends of the Art Museum.

Come and join us for a fun, light hearted quiz. It’s for art enthus...

View A presentation on investing in art A presentation on investing in art
28 May 2015 05:30 PM TO 28 May 2015 07:00 PM

The Friends of the Art M...

View Information session by Stefan Hundt Information session by Stefan Hundt
28 May 2015 02:30 PM TO 28 May 2015 03:30 PM

The Friends of the...

View Opening Function: Who's Who and What's New Exhibition Opening Function: Who's Who and What's New Exhibition
08 April 2015 05:30 PM TO 08 April 2015 07:30 PM

Join the Art Museum and all participating artists for this amazing exhibition.

Opening fun...
View Friends of the Art Museum - AGM Friends of the Art Museum - AGM
11 March 2015 05:00 PM TO 11 March 2015 07:30 PM

The Friends of the Art Museum's Annual General meeting will take place on 11 March 2015 at 17h00 at the NMM Art Museum at 1 Park Drive and this will be followed with a presentation by Dorelle Sapere at 18h00.

View Music concert Music concert
06 March 2015 06:00 PM TO 06 March 2015 07:30 PM

The Director and staff of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum have pleasure in inviting you to a music concert showcasing traditional ...
View Music workshop Music workshop
03 March 2015 01:00 PM TO 06 February 2015 04:15 PM

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will host a four day music workshop

Workshops for Creative Arts Teachers in the Intermediate and Senior Phase

Exciting id...

View Clay modelling holiday workshop Clay modelling holiday workshop
09 January 2015 09:00 AM TO 09 January 2015 12:00 PM

Holiday Workshop: Clay Modelling

Join us for creative holiday workshops for children from 8 – 15 years of age.

Cost: R30.00 per person per workshop

Please note:

  • All th...
View Clay workshop in January School holidays Clay workshop in January School holidays
08 January 2015 09:00 AM TO 08 January 2015 12:00 PM

Holiday Workshop: Clay Modelling

Join us for creative holiday workshops for children from 8 – 15 years of age.

Cost: R30.00 per person per workshop

Please note:

  • All th...
View Opening of Living Legend Exhibition Opening of Living Legend Exhibition
17 December 2014 02:00 PM TO 17 December 2014 04:00 PM

OPENING OF LIVING LEGEND EXHIBITION

HONOURING EXECUTIVE MAYOR, MR BENSON FIHLA

The Municipality led by the Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture Directorate has launched the Nelson Mandela Bay Legacy...

View Craft exhibition: opening function Craft exhibition: opening function
12 December 2014 05:30 PM TO 12 December 2014 07:30 PM

Join us for the Lithuba Lakho Eastern Cape Craft Competition exhibition, opening function.

The exhibition will be opened byECDCExecutive Manager: Development Investments, Ndzondelelo Dlulani. Live entertainment and refreshments will be provide...

View Glass Painting holiday workshops Glass Painting holiday workshops
11 December 2014 09:00 AM TO 11 December 2014 12:00 PM

Holiday Workshop: Glass Painting

View Glass painting holiday workshop Glass painting holiday workshop
10 December 2014 09:00 AM TO 10 December 2014 12:00 PM

Join us for creative holiday workshops for children from 8 – 15 years of age.

Please bring your own glass bottle/jar or clear drinking glass to paint on

Cost: R30.00 per person per workshop

...

View Holiday Workshop: Glass Painting Holiday Workshop: Glass Painting
08 December 2014 09:00 AM TO 08 December 2014 12:00 PM

 

Holiday Workshop: Glass Painting

 

Looking for simple, fun and valuab...

View School art workshops School art workshops
01 October 2014 09:00 AM TO 28 November 2014 12:00 PM
Call us to book your class groups for these wonderful art workshops
View Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial - opening function Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Biennial - opening function
29 October 2014 05:30 PM TO 29 October 2014 07:30 PM

Join the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in celebrating top Eastern Cape art at the opening of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
View Basic Xhosa Dance Workshop Basic Xhosa Dance Workshop
24 September 2014 10:00 AM TO 24 September 2014 12:00 PM

Celebrate this year's Heritage Day by learning Xhosa dance moves at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 

View Standard Bank Young Artists Award Winner 2014 - opening function Standard Bank Young Artists Award Winner 2014 - opening function
24 July 2014 05:30 PM TO 24 July 2014 07:30 PM
The opening function of the standard Bank Young Artists Award Winner: Hasan and Husain Essop 



View Mandela Day Celebrations Mandela Day Celebrations
18 July 2014 02:00 PM TO 18 July 2014 04:00 PM
Join us for a walkabout

View War Horse Talk War Horse Talk
28 June 2014 05:00 PM TO 28 June 2014 07:00 PM
He will share the story behind the production of the award winning puppets for the stage production, War Horse...
Presenter: Adrian Kohler

View Friends Fund-raising function Friends Fund-raising function
24 April 2014 07:00 PM TO 24 April 2014 08:30 PM
The Friends of the Art Museum held a fund-raising event. 
The piano recital was organized by the committee to raise funds ....
Pianist: Dr Erika Bothma


View Friends AGM Friends AGM
13 March 2014 05:00 PM TO 13 March 2014 07:00 PM
The Friends of the Art Museum held their Annual General Meeting which was followed by a lecture by Dr Melanie Hillebrand. 

Lecture title: Will a knitter ever win the Turner prize?


Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Address:
1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
Telephone:
+27 (0)41 506 2000 / Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234
E-mail:
artmuseum@mandelametro.gov.za
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