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

  • British Museum Great Russell Street London, England, WC1B United Kingdom (map)

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.