Often referred to as Africa’s answer to the Tate Modern, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, built over nine floors, with 100 gallery spaces, is the largest art museum in Africa. It is also home to the largest collection of African contemporary art in the world. A renovated grain silo, which was once the highest building in Africa, the architecture on the outside is nothing short of spectacular. This is matched inside with an award winning design that is bold, bright and contemporary. It makes maximum use of natural light that gives the building a spiritual feel as if you inside an industrial post-modern cathedral. The art featured is a who’s who of the African and its diaspora modern art scene and the gallery has been getting consistently rave reviews.
As well as galleries there is education rooms, a restaurant, reading rooms, a rooftop sculpture garden and a bookshop. Located in the V & A Silo district, it’s just a short stroll from the V & A Waterfront. Under 18s are free.
V&A Waterfront, Silo District, S Arm Rd, Waterfront, Cape Town
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