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Celebrate International Museum Day by visiting the City of Tshwane's museums

for FREE from Thursday, 16 May to Saturday, 25 May 2019.

Information attached.

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) established International Museum Day in 1977 to increase public awareness of the role museums play in the development of society, and it has been steadily gaining momentum ever since. In 2018, International Museum Day garnered record-breaking participation with more than 40 000 museums hosting events in some 152 countries.


JACK LUGG RETROSPECTIVE | Until 23 June 2019 | South Gallery

Jack Lugg, Each tells the other, oil on board

Jack Lugg (1924–2013) was an influential South African artist and educator. This retrospective exhibition is a touching tribute to a man who made an enormous impact on many lives. On show will be seven decades of exceptional art production by a seminal South African artist in a changing international landscape. Above all is the fascinating life story of a man with formidable talent, extraordinary tenacity, creativity and captivating wit. During the exhibition we will launch Jack Lugg's biography, The house that Jack built. The biography follows an extensive career, richly illustrated with his sketches, sculptures and bold, brightly coloured, animated paintings created over a lifetime.

Enquiries: Dirk Oegema at or 012 358 6747/50.



Jacob Hendrik Pierneef was one of South Africa's most prominent artists whose geometric style revolutionised art in South Africa at that time. It has been quite a number of years since the museum has exhibited its Pierneef collection. Artwork from his time in Pretoria, South West Africa and the Netherlands, and his travels through the Cape and the eastern coast of Africa is on display.


During the 50 years of his career as a painter he undertook an endless quest of always experimenting in an effort to reach the authentic soul of the South African landscape, especially of the then Transvaal (Gauteng) veld from the inside and expressing it in his own colours and lines with sincerity.


Enquiries: Hannelie du Plessis at or 083 276 7594 or 012 358 6748/50.



A STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ART | Ongoing | Albert Werth Hall

This selection of artworks from the permanent collection of the Pretoria Art Museum briefly reviews South African art. It includes works by early 20th century painters, the Resistance artists of the 1980s and artists of the 21st century. The exhibition is based on the secondary school syllabus, and the artworks are rotated regularly.


COROBRIK CERAMIC COLLECTION | Permanent display | Ceramic Gallery

A selection of ceramics is on display, representing the development of studio ceramics and the work of traditional rural potters in South Africa over the past 30 years. Initially the collection was started by the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery, who in 1977 became the sponsors of APSA, now Ceramics Southern Africa, and purchased the winning pieces at the national and regional exhibitions. In 1982, Corobrik became the sponsor and acquired the collection. Since then numerous acquisitions from exhibitions and pieces contributed by members have been added to the collection.





THE CHILDREN TILE ART PROJECT | 1 June to 16 July 2019 | East Gallery

The Children Tile Art Project Exhibition 2019 brings together works of various groups: The Who Art Creative Kids (Mamelodi), Future Families NGO (Sunnyside), Second Chance Recovery Centre (Mamelodi) as well as Pretoria Technical High School (Arcadia). This exhibition aims to celebrate Youth Month by showing artworks produced by candidates who attended art-making educational workshops facilitated by the Education Assistance between November 2018 and April 2019.


Enquiries:  Mmutle A Kgokong at or 012 358 6752.





Option A: South African Art

Time: Tuesdays to Fridays between 10:00 and 13:00

Duration: One hour

Number of visitors: No more than 100 per appointment

Cost: R22,00 per learner (entrance fee included)

R42,00 per student (entrance fee included)

Option B: Children's Gallery

A fun-filled tour for children between the ages of 4 and 10

Time: Tuesdays to Saturdays between 10:00 and 13:00

Duration: Two hours

Number of learners: 20 learners per hour (divided into groups of five)

Cost: R22,00 per learner (entrance fee included)


Bookings are essential and can be made with Mmutle Arthur Kgokong (012 358 6752 or



Adults: R25,00; pensioners and students: R12,00; learners: R7,00

The museum is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00.

Closed on Mondays and public holidays.


Pretoria Art Museum

Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street

Arcadia Park, Arcadia

Tel: 012 358 6750 |


GPS coordinates: Lat: 25°44'53.63"S; Long: 28°12'45.20"E


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