Opening 24 September 2019
The Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria, home of the art of Africa.
On Heritage Day, 24 September 2019, the Javett-UP opens with four ground-breaking exhibitions: a collection of 101 signature works of South African art selected from collections around the country; the Javett Family Collection of South African modern art, an exhibition of significant gold pieces from the Mapungubwe Gold Collection, and AngloGold's Barbier-Mueller Collection of more than 350 items of gold from West Africa.
With food stalls and performing artists offering sustenance and entertainment, why not spend the afternoon at the Javett-UP as we celebrate the opening of the new home of the art of Africa?
Entrance is free from 24 to 29 September, and if you would like to book a guided tour on opening day, please do so through iTickets.
My Africa. Our Art.
A journey through the great art of Africa is deeply personal, but it is a journey that must be taken. Art touches us in ways that are difficult to articulate. It takes in the full range of surprise, delight, shock, revelation, anger, joy and hope. It’s a journey of the soul that will inspire you to explore your own creativity, culture, spirituality and identity. It will bring you to a deeper understanding of who you are. It is sometimes uncomfortable, but it is always rewarding.
Each of us is shaped by where we live, and by the people around us. Who you are today is a product of history and cultural heritage as much as it is a product of right here, right now. Artists understand this. Art helps the rest of us make sense of this, too.
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