the art of a nation
27 October 2016 – 26 February 2017
This exhibition has now closed.
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