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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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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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Well designed gallery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 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
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Never been here although I have been living in Pretoria all my life. Was very interesting to see the great paintings and Art in this museum. Especially the early art from the origins of Pretoria. Everyone in Pretoria should visit. One must just be careful for crime and safety in the area around the Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Wow....its a must go typa place,the art pieces are outstanding sometimes a person might be curious about how much an effort an individual can make to emancipation proclamation of the day before you get a new hold onto it

Thank Tshenolo N
Pretoria, South Africa
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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 

Thank 204mads
Galway, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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 

Thank IrishMonkeyEats
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.

Thank AnnArborFoodLover
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 

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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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