the art of a nation
27 October 2016 – 26 February 2017
Discover the history of South Africa through an incredible 100,000 years of art.
Your journey starts with examples of some of the earliest examples of human creativity – from rock art to perhaps the world’s oldest necklace. From there, be amazed by 800-year-old gold treasures from the kingdom of Mapungubwe, be moved by powerful anti-apartheid pieces, and be inspired by cutting-edge contemporary works. See the history of a nation from a new perspective and celebrate the diverse art created by the many people who have helped shape South Africa’s story.
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See the exhibition free as a member
Adults £12, under 16s free