You can still satisfy your cultural cravings during the lockdown thanks to these wonderful museums and art galleries all over the country. Take a break and settle into the healing power of art and culture thanks to these top class museums and galleries:
1. Norval Foundation
Follow the Norval Foundation on Instagram and you’ll be treated to #60SecondArt video clips to keep you uplifted for the next 21 days and beyond. You can also take a virtual tour on their website, as well as catch a glimpse of what to expect when you do get a chance to visit.
2. Zeitz MOCAA
This Cape Town museum is one for everyone’s bucket list, whether you’re a fan of art or architecture. Take a look at their YouTube channel if you’d like a glimpse of what’s on offer here, listen to their SoundCloud channel to hear their audio tours and keep tabs on their website for the awesome 3D tours that are in production right now.
3. FNB Art Joburg
FNB Art Joburg is also on the brink of releasing a series of video interviews with gallerists to showcase their current exhibitions. To keep tabs on developments, sign up for their weekly newsletters.
4. Stevenson Gallery
Thenijiwe Niki Nkosi’s solo show Gymnasium went live on Instagram on 26 March at 6pm. Keep tabs on the Stevenson Gallery’s Instagram feed and other digital channels for more from both up-and-coming and established artists.
5. Goodman Gallery
Go to the Goodman Gallery for a virtual tour of the group show How to Disappear as well as many interesting articles about exhibitions all over the country. You can also look forward to a series of art films streaming online shortly.
6. Robben Island Museum
This World Heritage Site, just 6,9 kilometers west of Bloubergstrand isn’t quite as far away as you think when you have an internet connection. While you can’t travel there right now, you can certainly take a wander through this bucket list island on a virtual Street View Tour guided by former political prisoner Vusumsi Mcongo,
These are just a few of the 2 500 art and culture institutions offering virtual entertainment via their websites right now. Now’s your chance to get a look at what’s on offer at the MoMA, the Met in New York and Rijks in Amsterdam too.
As the pandemic continues, you’re bound to find more places opening their virtual doors to online audiences. Keep browsing the net or check out our blog for more information on Cape Town’s best art and culture offerings.
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Once you’ve got a taste of what’s on offer in South Africa’s cultural capital, you’re bound to find yourself wanting more, so book your Cape Town accommodation now for later in the year and come and see for yourself.
Rain or shine, in season and out, Cape Town’s galleries and museums are filled with treasures for you to discover.
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