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The Pretoria Art Museum

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Address: Arcadia Park, Pretoria, South Africa
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+27 12 344 1807

White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which contains...

White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which contains over three thousand works.

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It is a pleasure to visit this museum, which has constantly changing and always interesting exhibitions as well as a couple of more permanent ones. Curators are knowledgeable and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
David L
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Cape Town
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you're into art, whether modern, abstract, or renaissance, this is the museum to go, Whether you're an old hand at art or a newcomer to art, child or adult, it is an awe-inspiring experience. you cannot go to the museum and think you will be just an hour, there is too much to see and enjoy and to learn.

Thank Henrietta A
Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A once wonderful little gallery that has gone to ruin. They had quite a good collection but have lost a lot due to theft. The completely disinterested staff also drag the tone down.

1 Thank XitedEye
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is a pleasure to visit this museum, which has constantly changing and always interesting exhibitions as well as a couple of more permanent ones. Curators are knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and proud of their job. Though the museum is small, it is well-designed and subtly lit, so it is very refreshing. However, the grounds surrounding it could be better cared... More 

Thank David L
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were there to see the SASOL signature 2016 exhibition and the new glass as conveyor of image . Beautiful art work and well curated.The artists Diane Victor, Liesl Roos, Berco Wilsenach, Retief van Wyk and Iaan Bekker are taking the medium to levels that will move your focus. Look at glass and see what it can absorb, project and... More 

Thank Ockert M
Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

If you are forced to go to this museum, don't expect the world-class exhibitions of 10 years ago. Just hold on to your wallet or handbag, pay a guard and extra insurance for your car and try to survive the stink. Don't cry too much. Remember Da Vinci? Rather get a good art book and reminisce at home.

Thank Torm_UI
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Loved the fact that next to famous international art, we can proudly display a wide variety of beautiful African Art. Great for school outings, for the casual passer-by and for the Art-lover.

Thank Linda V
Philadelphia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were lucking to see four special exhibits at the Art Museum during our visit. We were there during museum week and admission was free!

Thank Lee A
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Pretoria Art Museum is set in a green and leafy gardens, (although some of the grass had worn off where people usually walk) and parts were littered. The Museum had some good displays of metal and wood art installations, black-and-white photographic displays of South African life, and some crafts. The staff were friendly, and helpful. The entrance fee is... More 

Thank Moronge O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

The gallery is very big and well planned. It has different sections so various artists can exhibit. The gardens used to be very beautiful but is now unfortunately overrun by vagrants and loiterers.

Thank HafsaPretoria
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I've been here twice & seen two different exhibitions, both were really good. The staff are friendly, kind & knowledgeable. The only downside is you can't take pictures while your going round. It can get a bit to loud when there's 2 or 3 different schools in at the same time as the kids aren't quiet & tend to walk... More 

Thank Tracy S

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