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Current Exhibitions

View In the eye of the beholder In the eye of the beholder
07 October 2023 TO 03 August 2024

Public collections are important reflections of society and provide an opportunity for each generation to add their unique voices and viewpoints to an ongoing appreciation of art. 

The art collection of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality tells the story of art in the Eastern Cape and South Africa more broadly.  

The exhibition displays a selection of highlights of the South African and Eastern Cape art from the City's collection. 

View ARTEC 104th Annual Art Exhibition ARTEC 104th Annual Art Exhibition
15 June 2024 TO 17 August 2024
Landscapes, Landmarks: Make your mark

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is hosting EPSAC/ARTEC's 104th Annual Art Exhibition

Pop in to view these stunning artworks of local artists.

Eastern Cape artists were invited to participate by EPSAC/ARTEC.

Event: An exhibition opening will be held on the 15 June 2024 at 10:00am

You may contact Louise on 073 761 9418 or email:

View Behind the scenes Behind the scenes
27 May 2024 TO 25 January 2025
This exhibition presents what happens behind the scenes at the Art Museum in the acquisition, documentation and conservation departments. 

All the Artworks on display are from the Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Contact Details

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

1 Park Drive, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
+27 (0)41 506 2000 / Fax: +27 (0)41 586 3234
Please address all correspondence to the Director.

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