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
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From early rock art to acclaimed contemporary works, discover the rich history of South Africa through art at this fascinating exhibition. Read More


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, the exhibition uses art to tell the story of the colonial period, apartheid and South Africa today.

The exhibition features the world’s oldest art objects and striking contemporary pieces that illustrate South Africa’s deep and complex past.

Highlights include colonial art from the 17th century and highly charged 20th-century works that responded to segregation and apartheid.

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


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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