Rothschild Safaris has been watching with interest as Jochen Zeitz (former Puma Chief Executive) has been creating the first African Contemporary Art Museum, located in Cape Town, South Africa. This weekend (September 22-25, 2017) saw the grand opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Museum (Zeitz MOCAA).  Much of the work comes from Zeitz’s private collection.

The Museum is set inside old grain silos on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.  (The building was converted by UK designer Thomas Heatherwick into a maze of rooms with bulbous windows.)

New art museum in Cape Town South Africa

Per the BBC, the main complaint at this weekend’s opening was that many worthy African contemporary artists’ works are not yet installed, but we are sure that, over time, all will be proudly displayed.

Rothschild Safaris Africa’s MOCAA is definitely worth a visit for those interested in the arts, and who have the time, while in Cape Town.

aluminum and copper exhibition African Contemporary Art Museum

One of the biggest draws is a selection of work by the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui, who won the prestigious Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award last week.