Once the home of one of South Africa’s best known and internationally renowned painters, the Irma Stern Museum has been perfectly preserved just as the flamboyant artist left it.
Painter, sculptor, ceramicist and avid traveller – Irma Stern (1894 - 1966) was a South African artist who achieved international recognition during her life time and greatly influenced the local avant-garde art scene.
Her varied collections, displayed throughout the rooms of her home, include ancient Egyptian and Hellenistic Greek artefacts, 3rd century Indian stone carvings and Chinese ceramics, pre-Columbian masks, 14th century European church carvings, as well European furniture dating back to the 15th century and, most importantly, an extensive collection of African art.
In addition to the permanent exhibition, there are special exhibitions and events throughout the year. There are also guided tours, workshops for art enthusiasts and learners, and venue hire is available.