“Cape Town is about to become home to one of the most influential art institutions in the world. The 100,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will be the biggest museum to open on the continent for more than 100 years… [and] might shift the contemporary art world as we know it.” CNN
Zeitz MOCAA yesterday announced that its opening will fall over Heritage Week 2017, just under one year from now. Sabine Lehman, COO of Zeitz MOCAA, took the opportunity to announce a few other key points of interest:
- – For the opening weekend, 22 to 25 September 2017, the museum will be free for everyone
- – While an entrance fee will be charged, the museum will be free to all under 18s at all times, and to all Africans every Wednesday up until 1pm
- – Regular ‘Late Night Fridays’ will see opening hours extended, with admission at half price
- – Ticket prices have yet to be decided, but it has been confirmed that annual membership will cost less than the price of two normal admission tickets
- – Opening hours will be 10am to 6pm every day except Tuesdays, when the museum will be closed for maintenance
The museum is making rapid progress towards completion, and visitors to the V&A Waterfront are encouraged to park in the Silo District in order to watch the development over the next year.