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“A diamond in the rough”

Johannesburg Art Gallery
Ranked #70 of 174 things to do in Johannesburg
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Owner description: South African artworks blend with worldwide masterpieces in this elegant museum, considered by many to be the best international art collection in the country.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A diamond in the rough”
Reviewed June 14, 2012

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is situated in a rough part of the city. We made our way there via GPS and never had any problems. The gallery offers everything from old masters to contemporary artists. Housed in a beautiful complex of buildings, the only example of a design by the architect Lutyens in South Africa.

Visited May 2012
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Calitzdorp, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Sad neglect”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Mayor of Johannesburg should hang his head in shame. The building and art are excellent. The upkeep of the building is shockingly bad because the City fails to maintain it. The art is at risk of being damaged through the neglect. And the public is too scared to navigate the decaying surrounds and visit.

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Parys, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“pleasure”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

simply, friendly staff and good service, a pleasant to walk around

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Johannesburg
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“For the discerning eye”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

Look out Picasso. Local artists as well as international shownings all through the year.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Unfortunately the 'better' pieces seem to stay hidden in storage

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