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Johannesburg Art Gallery
Ranked #74 of 183 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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The JAG has a nice array of paintings and sculptures and is definitely worth a visit if you have a bit of time. It's nice and small, so won't take you too long. A couple of nice pieces and range of classic and modern art.

2  Thank Dan A
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

After a revisit to JAG in June 2013 I decided that I should share this art museum, in the heart of Johannesburg city with more people! The gallery is housed in a beautiful building and ample parking is provided. It is easy to drive there and could be part of a day visit to other attractions in the city. It is located next to Joubert Park. The collection and regular exhibits do ensure the visitor to have a meaningful experience of the art of our multi cultural society ad well as international pieces. The Phillips Gallery was a favorite, but the great William Kentridge video visual exhibition made me so proud to see current local artists being represented. Our guide made sure we had anentertaining and great learning experience. Go and see Monet, Pisarro, Cezanne, Lucienne Freud........ . Yes the building needs maintenance due to water damage, but the art work and very caring staff need 5 star rating and lots of more feet. It is also easy to travel from there to the other galleries such as Everard Read and Goodman, it makes for more than just " a little bit of culture", I recently visited the beautiful South African National Museum/Iziko in Cape Town and believe JAG compares very well.

3  Thank bankenveld
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Took my brother and his girlfriend from Australia to absorb a little culture. It was pouring with rain both inside and outside the gallery. Most of the pictures had been removed from the walls either to protect them or in a serious case of wealth redistribution. I understand that no-one has the political will to "fix" this.

1  Thank riverrat205
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

The galley is now in a area where most people don't want to drive, years ago it quite different, it is still good but in a different way.

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Apparently this is a "worldwide" phenomenon! I think it's ridiculous:) The Art Gallery is an institution worth seeing. Just note that it's in a bad part of town. Catch a metered taxi to the front gate.

Thank StevenWarriner
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