The Vibrant City
Opening date: 10 September 2016 – Closing date: 31 March 2017
Brief description: See the city through the eyes of artists; this exhibition will contain artworks from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that depict Nelson Mandela Bay.
Remembering the SS Mendi
Opening date: 21 February – Closing date: 18 May 2017
Brief description: On the 100th year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the SS Mendi, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum will open an exhibition of over 200 sketches culminating in a vast final triptych by local Eastern Cape artist Hillary Graham. This remarkable artwork reimagines this tragedy event in vast series of tableaus depicting victims of this nautical disaster. This vast collection of artworks is part of the Art Museum’s permanent collection.
The Power of Drawing
Opening date: 21 February – Closing date: 30 June 2017
Brief description: We all doodle, in meetings, while on the phone or when we are stuck on a question or assignment. For artists this doodling or drawing is a critical part of the creative process. Sketching and drawing are considered the primary medium through which artists develop their ideas and techniques. Unlike sculpture or oil painting, drawing is immediate and means that an artist can connect eye, hand and mind in an instant process which helps them generate ideas and the form that those ideas are going to take. This exhibition displays both complete and preparatory drawings by William Kentridge, Penny Siopis, Hillary Graham and Fred Page. From the Art Museum’s permanent collection.
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