The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a contemporary art museum located in the Silo District at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world.
The museum opened on September 22, 2017.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Erik Wilde | Mar 3, 2018
This is an absolutely fantastic place to visit. The building alone is worth a visit, it is a hollowed-out old silo into which they built the museum. In the center is a giant atrium that allows you to see how they curt through all the different storage cylinders of the silo. Around that center are a few levels of well-done but fairly typical show floors. Make sure to not skip the tunnels at the basement, which give you a great idea of how the silo has been before they built the museum into it.
Cyndi Chen | Mar 23, 2018
The Zeitz museum asks you to question how contemporary artists of African have been represented until now, and how they are represented in this space. The exhibits are thrilling, and many cases enthrall multiple senses. Aside from the collections, the building itself is a must - see. Every detail from the colors of the bathroom stalls to the designs of the elevators and elevator buttons is crafted with attention. This is a can't miss.
Sarah Macdonald | Mar 7, 2018
An impressive new gallery space close to the V&A Waterfront but surprisingly difficult to find. You can easily spend up to 2 hours navigating the multiple stories of contemporary African art, some of which is mindbendingly obscure or provocative. Really good to see this art getting the space and attention it deserves in this marvelous building. Well worth a visit.
Calum Maxwell | Jan 24, 2018
Nothing prepares you for this. Both architecturally and artistically. The new (opened Sept '17) Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art is stunning even before you enter it. Redevelopment of the old grain silos on the Cape Town waterfront has created a museum of world standing, likewise the art it houses. If you visit Cape Town make sure this is on your must do list.
Daniel Roodt | Feb 18, 2018
Very, very cool. The art is very different and sometimes a bit hard to understand but it's amazing at the same time. Allow yourself at least 2 hours there and maybe more if you are an art fanatic. The building itself is spectacular. The architecture is breathtaking and so are the views.
Shana Thoreson | May 8, 2018
A very cool, modern museum with lots to see! I could easily spend a day here, but at least be prepared to be there for half a day. The cherry on top is that once you make your way to the top of the museum, there is this amazing see-through floor where you can view down into the museum from the top, it's really cool. FYI their current price structure is a little odd because it basically forces everyone to pay for a year membership rather than a day pass because they are almost the exact same price. I hope in the future they will offer more discounts and offers for locals to enjoy the museum.
Dee Castro | May 13, 2018
This is an absolutely fantastic place to visit. Housed in the famous silo building, it is beautiful. 5 floors of art by African artist perfectly curated to be thought provoking as it is stunning. It is an immersion of art and culture! The 6th floor is a bistro where you can have lunch and or a snack before, during or after exploring. The views are stunning from here, the famous silo windows in its glory! Staff both here and around the museum very pleasant. Lived the fact you got a free poster however it is very difficult to choose one as you are only allowed one! Definitely worth the trip to see something truly original.
David Szivos | Aug 16, 2018
Fantastic architecture, brilliant spaces. Entry fee is not cheap but very much reasonable. Unfortunately it seems the museum is still trying to find the best use of the spaces for both temporary and permanent collection. having said that some installations are great and suit the space but there are many repetitive, redundant display without concept. The Ballenesque corner most certainly worth a visit and some of the video arts are really fascinating. Don't forget your free poster from the basement section. Gift shop is insanely overpriced even for European pockets.
MARTHA K | Jun 10, 2018
The museum was the highlight of our visit to South Africa! It exceeded all our expectations. An excellent museum, very imaginatively designed and created out of the old disused silos, the perfect regeneration for this industrial heritage site. The galleries inside are full of works of art using all types of art media and genres, beautifully executed by modern African artists showing great talent, imagination and creativity. The art videos were stunning! Excellent choice of different music too, from opera to African folk, in the most appropriate setings. We spent almost 5 hours there and wish we could have had more time to go back. The restaurant at the rooftop is also very good with an excellent menu and affording great views of the V&A Waterfront. The only thing that we feel is lacking at present is a concise guide book to help with one's visit and affordable to buy and keep. There are audio guides with details on the design and creation of the museum, included in the cost of the tickets. The bookshop sells some beautifully illustrated books on the museum but too large and heavy to carry around; also pricey for the average visitor. However, our experience was not affected.
Malieka Robinson | Apr 24, 2018
This gallery is an architectural gem that was built with sustainability at its heart. It’s an incredible example of renovating a disused grain silo and change of use. The fact that this building is an African soil is another marvel as it’s cutting edge and the height of contemporary design. Housing as it does some leading contemporary art by African artist makes it a must visit gallery. It has all the facilities you would expect in a modern gallery including a very good restaurant. Parking is nearby if you can walk from Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront.
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