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"The Pinnacle of Indigenous Art"

Begun as a small collection of 45 paintings in 1871, the Iziko South African National Gallery originally showcased work by early 20th-century British artists. Beginning in the 1980s, however, the increasing emergence of impressive and significant art from South African artists caused the museum to begin to shift its acquisition policies. This lead in 1990 to a complete redefinition of the institution's purpose, which now celebrates vital examples of artistic expression from all over the African continent as well as European art, with a particular focus on the Southern African regions. Featuring such genres as painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, and bead-work, the National Gallery represents the pinnacle of indigenous artistic achievement.
Government Avenue, Company's Garden, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000
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"The Pinnacle of Indigenous Art"
Begun as a small collection of 45 paintings in 1871, the Iziko South African National Gallery originally showcased work by early 20th-century British artists. Beginning in the 1980s, however, the increasing emergence of impressive and significant art from South African artists caused the museum to begin to shift its acquisition policies. This lead in 1990 to a complete redefinition of the institution's purpose, which now celebrates vital examples of artistic expression from all over the African continent as well as European art, with a particular focus on the Southern African regions. Featuring such genres as painting, photography, textiles, sculpture, and bead-work, the National Gallery represents the pinnacle of indigenous artistic achievement.
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