Wits Art Museum
Wits Art Museum
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Leading museum of African art. Collection of 11 000 African artworks from 19th century to the present including traditional, modern and contemporary. Very active temporary exhibition and education programmes. Award winning contemporary architecture in a vibrant neighbourhood.The WAM Cafe is a great place for lunch, coffees and light snacks (Mon to Fri. Light snacks Sat 10h00 to 14h00.)
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Sophia W
Johannesburg, South Africa132 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
I am really excited about WAM - everything from the curation to the café is a great experience. It's always tricky finding parking though, and Wits security are really awful to visitors. Otherwise this would have got 5 stars. Definitely not to be missed!
Written February 26, 2017
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Gita48
Johannesburg, South Africa35 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
WAM is a beautiful museum attached to the University of Witswatersrand and has regular exhibitions of South African art and art installations. It has a bright and inviting coffee shop attached to it.
Written November 21, 2016
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David20130609
Waunakee, WI1,162 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very enjoy art museum. The staff was very helpful and explain what was going on for the rest of the day.
Written March 7, 2020
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ImeldaMario
Lakeland, FL745 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
I was disappointed in this museum as it was quite small. Looking at their website, they brag about having 10,000 artifacts of historical and cultural significance. What was on display when I visited was mostly contemporary art, filling 3 large rooms (2 on the lower level).
Written June 21, 2018
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danders212
Johannesburg, South Africa58 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Since the new building, a great gallery to visit with really interesting work from some great contemporary artists.
Written November 28, 2016
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senorneek
Pretoria, South Africa83 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
A must-see for any lover of south african art. A truly magnificent collection of the work of Battiss, spanning all five parts of his life. The Fook Island work is particularly well represented but there are examples of his wide range of artistic styles and skills.

To do it justice, you may require a 2nd or 3rd visit to the exhibition.

Free of charge access to WAM and we parked safely underground (not sure if always available to the public).

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

WAM also has highly rated collection of african art.
Written July 6, 2016
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cate0072015
San Juan, Puerto Rico38 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
The exhibits were mostly highlighting the research of postgraduate students at Wits, who each focus on one object for one semester, and on a prize-winning photographer's photoessay. It was a small gallery but free and very well laid out. The older objects are well preserved and well presented. I believe during the week they have an artist in residence.
Written November 16, 2015
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whit_zoe
London, UK16 contributions
Dec 2014 • Business
Wits Art Museum's on-site cafe has a decent selection of pastries, sandwiches and some hot main dishes. It is located centrally in Braamfontein's hub of food, art and design
Written January 8, 2015
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akarrim786
Newcastle, South Africa16 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
The area is very busy and parking was a problem. The receptionist was helpful and v courteous. However, the museum was being prepared for an exhibit limiting the experience. This should be indicated online. This museum has the potential to offer a better experience
Written March 27, 2019
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ChintaSouthAfrica
Cape Town, South Africa82 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
Interesting art in a vibey suburb called Braamfontein. There are other art galleries and coffee shops in the neighbourhood.
Written April 9, 2017
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