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Address: Cecil Rd., Rosebank, South Africa
Phone Number: 021/685-5686
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interesting small art gallery

The museum is situated in Irma Stern's house. The gardens are beautiful and the collection of Stern's paintings is remarkable. A must if you visit Cape Town.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2016
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The museum is situated in Irma Stern's house. The gardens are beautiful and the collection of Stern's paintings is remarkable. A must if you visit Cape Town.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I loved the art work and enjoyed meeting the artist Tyrone Appollis who was setting up his exhibit of excellent paintings.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This museum of Irma Stern's work and of the many objects she collected to inspire her art is really a hidden gem. Situated in the house of the artist, it feels like a home that was lived in by a flamboyant, intelligent and creative force of nature (and her mother). The portraits give a real sense of the people in... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is indeed a hidden gem. Not that easy to find. When I stepped over the threshold into the house I was struck by the fragrant scent of a massive and beautiful bowl of fresh flowers. This set the tone. The house reflects the character of this extraordinary artist. Go while it remains 'hidden' - I had the place more... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The Irma Stern Museum is wonderful treasure trove, located in the house in which she lived and worked. The publications available for purchase provide ample information on the museum and its contents, and staff were easily engaged and very informative. Our primary motivation for the visit was to view an exhibition of a selection of the Sanlam Portrait Award paintings,... More 

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singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Great ambiance with an interesting collection of IS's paintings and collections. The visitor certainly gets a good idea of how IS lived and painted. The day I went a lot of her paintings were not available as they were being exhibited elsewhere, so only 3 stars. If you don't have a car it could be tricky to get to. There... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a wonderful experience to visit the house where Irma Stern lived and worked & which is now a museum with her furniture, collections of objet d'art & a big selection of her paintings. You really get a 'feel' of the artist looking at her studio with her paints & easel left in situ and at the artistic way she... More 

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Bagnone, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this place is a real gem, it's worth a visit. The museum is located in what used to be the artist's house. It is very well kept and well organized. Has been a real surprise to see all those paintings and the decorations still in the house. It's an excellent place to visit

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Thank giusimag
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This, her former home, is full of her paintings which today are worth a considerable amount. Others are all over the world. She is delightful in her use of colour and they are in the main, a joy to see

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Immerse yourself in the color, texture and pure beauty of Irma Stern's world. Take the time to revel in her art, her style of life, and her choice of books. When in Cape Town enjoy the wines, the sites and the views, but do not miss this treasure.

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