South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum


Detail of BMW Art Car 12, 1991. Copyright: Esther Mahlangu. Photo copyright: BMW Group Archives Pinterest


South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum is the UK’s first major exhibition on South African art.

Stretching back 100,000 years, a diverse range of art tells the story of the colonial period, apartheid and South Africa today.

Prepare to be wowed by some of the world’s oldest art objects and striking contemporary pieces that illustrate this nation's deep and complex past.

Highlights include colonial art from the 17th century; highly charged 20th-century works that responded to segregation and apartheid; and pieces that showcase the post-apartheid transformation since 1990.

Don’t miss this exciting exhibition that celebrates the artistic achievements of these talented South African artists.



Adult Ticket: £12.00 (USD14.94) per ticket
Members and Children (under 16 years old): Free (USD0.00)
Concession Ticket: £10.00 (USD12.45) per ticket

Venue Details & Map

British Museum

British Museum
Great Russell Street
+44 (0)20 7323 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Russell Square

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