Women in the Arts Exhibition

Women in the Arts Exhibition

DITSONG: Museums of South Africa (DMSA) is a custodian of our cultural, natural and military history. DMSA aims to create a platform of celebration for women who have excelled in the Arts and Culture. This Women’s Month, our celebrant is Nnoseng Ellen Kate Kuzwayo. An exhibition of women in the arts will open at DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History. DMSA is mandated to play a key role in nation-building, social cohesion and socio-economic development.

Ellen Kuzwayo was a women’s rights activist and politician in South Africa and a teacher from 1938-1952. In the 1960s she became the president of the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League. She was detained under a terrorism act and unfortunately lost the farm in Orange Free State which belonged to her family for nearly 100 years. She never lost courage and dignity. She was chosen as woman of the year in 1979 by the Johannesburg newspaper and The Star. She was the first black writer to be awarded the CNA literary prize for Call Me Woman. She was the most humble, determined and capable woman of the 20th century. She became a parliamentarian in the first democratic government of South Africa.

Her life story is largely shaped by her desire to empower the youth and women. Women in the arts will be telling her story through Art. There will be plenty to see at the exhibition including videos of her movies and books she wrote.


Date: Thursday, 29-08-19

Time: 10h00-16h00

Venue: DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

GPS Co-ordinates: 25º 45’ 29.7” S 28º 11’ 05.7” E

For more information, contact: 076 418 8324 / lemohang@ditsong.org.za

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Museum of Cultural History

The National Cultural History Museum explores South Africa's cultural diversity in various permanent and temporary exhibitions.

Exhibitions include rock paintings and engravings of the San people;thousand year old Iron Age figurines from Schroda in the Limpopo Province (described as “the best known artifacts indicating ritual behaviour in the Early Iron Age”); the Art Gallery presents an overview of South African culture through time, using cultural objects, crafts, sculpture and paintings and an exhibition on Marabastad is a true example of a cosmopolitan and fully integrated rainbow nation before apartheid. Visit our new shop.

The Museum is located in the old South African Mint building behind (west of) the Pretoria City Hall, in the Pretoria CBD. It is easily accessible by road from all parts of the Gauteng Province. There is a Gautrain inner city bus drop off point right at the entrance to the Museum premises.

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