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Address: Arcadia Park, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: +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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Art Museum showing South African Art.

The Pretoria Art Museum is located in the down-town area of the city by a park. The day I visited on of the rooms was not open. In fairness to the staff they did not charge me... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2015
Galway, Ireland
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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I took a friend here as she is interested in art, but it was a huge disappointment, not much to really see and the art, average, some was amazing but for the most part, it was not something I would call art! Please ppl we have soo much to offer in our country and we could definately make this an... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Pretoria Art Museum is located in the down-town area of the city by a park. The day I visited on of the rooms was not open. In fairness to the staff they did not charge me full price for the visit. The Museum consisted of one big room that had a good number of South African works that I... More 

1 Thank IrishMonkeyEats
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

The museum is fairly small but it interesting. It focuses on South African artists from a variety of periods.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

The collection in the Pretoria at Museum consists of South African artists, concentrating on both traditional and contemporary art forms and techniques. The Pretoria Art Museum’s collection includes works of painting, sculpture, textiles, photographic art and many others. The Pretoria Art Museum should be visited often, since many temporary exhibitions are arranged annually and the permanent collection is often rearranged... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

This gallery visit was motivated primarily by the anticipation of seeing the notable 17th century Dutch masters as I am admittedly old fashioned in terms of art preferences. To my chagrin, a special exhibition called ‘The Industrial Karoo – Fear & Loss’ had just opened in the area normally occupied by The Lady Michaelis Collection and other similar period Dutch... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The building set in a park so that one can appreciate the low slung modernist building by Burg & Doherty Architects in the 1960's. It is well worth a visit because they present a cross section of most of the great South African painters and sculptors. It also regularly exhibits major artists and present the annual Sasol Art Awards

Thank tripaPretoria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

With a few exceptions, the arts have never been a South African attraction. The nature and wildlife has. This is particularly true of the Pretoria Art Museum. Should you wish to see a reasonable collection of paintings and sculpture in Gauteng, in all of South Africa for that matter, you might want to consider visiting the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Unfortunately... More 

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Jos, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Thanks for the privilege to visit South Africa in the month of August, 2014. I took tour to several interesting places in Pretoria with the Phillipians 4 four Travels and tours. The man (Solly Phalade) who drove me around to all the places was very calm and articulated with a high sense of responsibility. In most of the places visited,... More 

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Pretoria South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Well worth a visit. Many wonderful paintings to be seen and no people. Every time I have visited I have been surprised at how empty the museum is. (Often I wonder if it is open). The special exhibitions are also worth seeing.

Thank Travelleralways1000
Rotselaar, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

We had a wonderful time in this museum, the staff is very friendly and well informed, and the art was amazing. It is a peaceful place also, in the hustle and bustle of Pretoria, and a parking-tip if you also want to visit the Union Buildings :-)

Thank Judith R

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