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The Pretoria Art Museum

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Address: Arcadia Park, Pretoria, South Africa
Phone Number: 012/344-1807
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Description: White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which...
White and black artists are represented at this fine museum, which contains over three thousand works.
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It is a fairly small but interesting museum

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Ann Arbor, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 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 stars Reviewed April 22, 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 stars Reviewed March 5, 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 stars Reviewed February 18, 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

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Tshwane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 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 stars Reviewed February 12, 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 stars Reviewed December 3, 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.

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Rotselaar, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 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 :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a couple of hours to walk around Pretoria before our train. This gallery gave us an insight into South Africa artists from the past and today. I suspect it is underfunded as the building and facilities were a little shabby, but the artworks were very good and well presented, which, after al, is the whole purpose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not big by European standards, but definitely worth a visit. Some excellent and unique pieces on display. I was also lucky to catch the Corobrick display of some excellent sculpting. It drew quite a few "wow's" from some Dutch visitors.

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