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Best Galleries in Johannesburg

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Established way back in 1912, Everard Read boasts of being one of the oldest and largest art galleries in Johannesburg. Today with its stylish decor, myriad art works and collaborations, it stands as being the most famous commercial gallery and a prominent landmark. With a charming post-modern architecture, this place showcases the works of some very renowned and reputed artists of South Africa. Come here to view the beautiful sculptures, murals and paintings on display that will leave you in a state of awe. Events here include various exhibitions throughout the year. Thus, this place has art running in its veins.

Housed at the Juta Street, Stevenson Gallery is a popular art-space in Johannesburg. This art gallery is known for showcasing the artworks and paintings by several artists, local as well as international. Operating since 20008, this gallery has been a platform for upcoming artists and is known for housing artworks by famed artists like Glenn Ligon, Rineke Dijkstra and many others. The gallery is famous for being a venue for several art-fairs ever since its establishment and is truly an art and cultural hub of the town. This gallery invites all the art enthusiasts for visitation.

Gallery Momo is a refined art gallery for contemporary art which was launched in the year 2003, with an aim to provide a platform for young artists. The gallery is now a vibrant center in the contemporary art world with exhibits of various art forms ranging from photography and sculptures to paintings and sketches by established artists. A haven for contemporary art, visit their website for exhibition schedule and more details.

The Goodman Gallery is situated just minutes away from the happening suburb of Rosebank, with its plethora of hotels, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Home to the works of many of South Africa's most respected artists, the gallery holds exhibitions roughly once a month, but there is quite a variety of contemporary artworks perennially on display. These range from works produced by older, well-established artists, to artworks created on the cutting edge of local culture and experience. Anyone with an interest in the fine arts would do well to pay a visit to the Goodman Gallery and have a justifiably long browse.

Nestled within Joubert Park is the Johannesburg Art Gallery, which is regarded as one of Johannesburg's core art galleries. Its collection includes both the works of South African as well as international artists. You can easily find Rodin, Picasso, and Henry Moore there as well as South African artists such as Sekoto, Batisse and Pierneef. Thanks to the aforementioned feature, the Johannesburg Art Gallery is regarded as one of the African continent's largest gallery, surpassing Cape Town's Iziko South African National Gallery. The artifacts here succeeds in attracting both devoted art lovers and the city's youth.

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