Rupert Museum

We are excited to announce we are open to the public, by booking only.

New Exhibitions

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Nature Morte – The Still from Life
4 September 2020 – 29 August 2021
On show in Gallery 4

Continuing the exploration of genre themed exhibitions inspired by the Rupert Museum’s permanent collections, Nature Morte is the second in the series, following on the much appreciated show – Faces & Figures.

At its core the various still life and interior scenes in the mediums of drawing, painting, print, sculpture and ceramics portray South African stylistic movements by prominent 20th and 21st century artists. These include Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Alexis Preller, Erik Laubsher, Christo Coetzee, Penny Siopis, Karel Nel, Derrick Nxumalo, John Newdigate and Hennie Meyer.

The exhibition sheds light on the genre’s reference to the transience of life and socio-political grappling; as well as its historical tradition by featuring Flemish art from the Michaelis Collection of Iziko SA National Gallery. The formal qualities of which is undoubtedly evident as a golden thread through the show. A photographical component of food and still photography by local photographers Claire Gunn, Michelle Parkin and Nadine Greeff feeds inspiration or reaction to this tradition in our contemporary world.

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Open Call to Artists
4 September – 31 October 2020
On show in Gallery 3

We are celebrating spring with the monumental artwork, Colour Symphony by Michele Nigrini. This popular piece exploring colour theory, features 395 panels of mesmerising colour inspired by botanical forms.

The installation is open for viewing specifically to serve as inspiration to artists who would like to be included in a group exhibition.

The response exhibition is set to be mounted at the Jan Rupert Art Centre, Graaff-Reinet, during the first quarter of 2021.
*More details to be announced soon.

Museum Saturdays

We are excited to announce our Museum Saturdays are back from September!

Join the Rupert Museum 26 September for a celebration of art, culture, music and food. Bring the kids, your family and friends, and make the museum your home for the day.
Museum Saturday programme from 10:00 – 16:00 with a selection of online events.

Attendance is free, booking is essential.
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the announcements about our programmes and booking options. Enquiries contact Denise at / 021 888 3344

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Celebrating Women Artists

As part of our outreach programme, the Rupert Museum has circulated educational art packs to local community centres – The Legacy Centre, GreenDoor & Sustainability Institute. Interested centres or organizations are welcome to make contact with Gershon at

Download the worksheet and art material list for your kids to complete at home! Show us your works of art by tagging @rupertmuseum on your social media platforms.

9-12 year worksheet
13-16 year worksheet

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We couldn’t be more excited to welcome all our visitors back to the museum. Bring your friends and family to explore the garden, walk about the new exhibitions and enjoy our museum café.

Bookings can be made via our Facebook or Instagram page @rupertmuseum on the Book Now button.
– One booking per person.
– Please book at least one day prior to your visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Museum hours:
Tue – Fri: 10h00 – 17h00
Sat – Sun: 10h00 – 16h00
Entrance Complimentary
Booking is Compulsory