Current Exhibitions

Any Given Sunday

The anonymous and random public artistic interventions that comprised Any Given Sunday—which originally took place in the city of Cape Town and its townships from 15 May – 24 July 2016— were intended to reflect on the social, economic and political tensions of Cape Town, set against its histories and relevant sites. This covert approach underscored the central intention of the series: as a gentle and submerged way of foregrounding contested notions of visibility and acceptance in the city’s racially segregated spaces.

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Any Given Sunday
 

The Johannesburg Station Panels

Artist JH Pierneef’s most acclaimed public commission was completed between 1929 and 1932 The Johannesburg Station Panels have been characterised as the epitome of the South African landscape genre. Since 2002 the complete set of thirty two panels - twenty eight landscape and four tree scenes, is on long term loan from the TRANSNET Foundation to the Rupert Art Foundation and have also been exhibited in the Jan Rupert Centre in Graaff-Reinet.

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The Johannesburg Station Panels
 

ICONography

The use of biblical scenes and scriptures have been a popular subject matter in many artists work. From as early as Byzantine period with commissions given to artists by churches, through the Renaissance these scenes are popular with Western artists. Locally during the period 1960s to 1990s artists from art centres such as Rorke’s Drift and Ardmore were also drawing from scriptures as themes and subjects to their work, but very much personalizing it to their customs, believes and interpretations.

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ICONography
 

PORTRAIT 100

The PORTRAIT 100 exhibition will enable art lovers to indulge in a genre that has captured the hearts of artists, art historians and -custodians alike for centuries. By allowing us a glimpse into our own personage, the depiction of the human figure has truly stood the test of time as a relatable, enriching, and empathetic subject matter.

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August

September 2021

Events & Workshops

23
Sep
1:00PM
MakerStudio

Event

Yoga Thursday (cancelled)

23 Sep 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Each Thursday take time to focus on your wellness and join us for a yoga session at the Rupert Museum's MakerStudio with Yolande Riekert.
25
Sep
10:30AM
MakerStudio

Workshop

Museum Saturday CHARCOAL FACES with artist Christelle du Plessis

25 Sep 10:30AM to 3:30PM

Join us for a portraiture workshop presented by artist Christelle du Plessis who placed third in this years Portrait Award with her work Petri. Christelle will share her passion of drawing and portraiture with discussions on the importance of this genre through the ages.
25
Sep
11:00AM

Workshop

Museum Saturday WORKSHOP in AFRICAN MUSIC with Pedro Espi-Sanchis (All ages)

25 Sep 11:00AM to 12:30PM

In this workshop we will look at two specific early instruments, the first flute ever created (known as Ixilongo, Mtshingo and Lekgodilo) and a set of one note pipes (known as Dithlaka, Dinaka or Tshikona) which was shared amongst the group each person playing just one note. Each participant will be given a flute and a single note pipe to play and take home.
25
Sep
12:00PM
Library

Event

Museum Saturday Wine & Fynbos Cupcake Pairing

25 Sep 12:00PM to 3:15PM

A next-level experience with an all-new twist of an evergreen favourite that puts the Cape’s famous Floral Kingdom and Delheim’s eco-friendly winemaking front-and-centre. This latest addition employs an entirely new range of fynbos-inspired cupcakes to showcase the excellence of Delheim wines. This tasting experience includes four fynbos infused cupcakes paired with four award-winning wines.
25
Sep
1:00PM
Gallery 2

Event

Museum Saturday #GallerySessions with Morne Hannies

25 Sep 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Join us for a live music performance by Morne Hannies from the Johannesburg Station Panels exhibition.
14
Sep
7:00AM
Online

Auction

IN CONVERSATION WITH COLOUR SYMPHONY – ONLINE AUCTION

14 Sep 7:00AM to 7:00PM

In celebration of Spring, the Rupert Museum is excited to announce the upcoming In Conversation with Colour Symphony - Online Auction which will run from 7 – 14 September 2021.
16
Sep
1:00PM
MakerStudio

Event

Yoga Thursday

16 Sep 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Each Thursday take time to focus on your wellness and join us for a yoga session at the Rupert Museum's MakerStudio with Yolande Riekert.


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