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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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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September

October 2021

Events & Workshops

28
Oct
1:00PM
MakerStudio

Event

Yoga Thursday

28 Oct 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.
30
Oct
10:00AM

Event

Museum Saturday Garden inspired treasure hunt for kids

30 Oct 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Bring your kids along for Museum Saturday and join our Garden treasure hunt, and explore the gardens, sculptures and trees and find the clues and surprises along the way!
30
Oct
10:30AM
MakerStudio

Workshop

Museum Saturday The Warmth of Humanity portrait workshop with artist Felicity Bell

30 Oct 10:30AM to 3:30PM

Join us for a workshop hosted by 2021 Portrait Award winner, Felicity Bell. This workshop will involve painting a portrait from a photograph and highlighting how to elicit warmth and ‘humanness’. Felicity will guide you through your painting and you will learn about Zorn palette and working with a limited palette.
30
Oct
11:00AM
Online

Live Stream

Museum Saturday Any Given Sunday talk by curator Riason Naidoo

30 Oct 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Join us as we talk to Any Given Sunday - artful chance encounters curator, Riason Naidoo on 30 October at 11H00 via Zoom. 
30
Oct
12:00PM
Library

Event

Museum Saturday Deep South Distillery Gin cocktail tasting

30 Oct 12:00PM to 4:00PM

Join us for a tasting experience that will comprise of a brief talk about Deep South Distillery and then you will proceed to taste each gin in a 'step by step' interactive process. The tasting will showcase the fact that gin cocktails are not complicated to make and it only takes a minute or two to make a great looking and tasting Gin!  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.
30
Oct
1:00PM
Gallery 2

Event

Museum Saturday #GallerySessions with Muzi

30 Oct 1:00PM to 3:30PM

Join us for a live music performance by Muzi from the Johannesburg Station Panels exhibition.
21
Oct
1:00PM
MakerStudio

Event

Yoga Thursday

21 Oct 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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