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Newsletter 5/23

Artwork: The Museum as painted by learner Gia from Glenbridge Special School

Newsletter 5/23

Invitation: Glenbridge School Exhibition Opening 

Mondays at the Irma Stern™ Museum are extra special days – this is the day when the museum hosts workshops for learners with special educational needs. Our main partnership school is Glenbridge Special School, and their 8 to 11-year-olds always amaze us with their creativity and enthusiasm for artmaking.

At the museum the learners create freely in a non-judgemental space, looking at Irma Stern’s work as an inspiration for their own art. The lessons are designed in a way that encourages each learner to explore and expand their abilities while having fun at the same time. 

Join us for the annual exhibition opening of Glenbridge learners’ work:

  •  Date: Saturday, 22 July 2023
  • Time: 10.00 – 13.30

Learners with barriers to learning are often overlooked and marginalised in society – seeing their work displayed in the museum is a moment of pride, appreciation, and validation for all the learners involved, as well as their parents and teachers. 

Talk: ‘How I Began to Paint’ exhibition

With the winter cold and wet biting, what better way to spend an early evening than learning more about Irma Stern and her art? Join Irma Stern Museum Director Nadja Daehnke in a discussion of the ‘How I Began to Paint’ exhibition. This exhibition opened in 2022 to mark a hundred years since Stern held her first, and notoriously poorly reviewed, South African solo exhibition. Nadja will talk you through the research process behind ‘How I Began to Paint’, exploring central themes in Stern’s early work and experiences.

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023
  • Time: 17.00 – 18.30

To book, please contact Lucinda at

With best wishes from the ISM Team

Image: The Museum as painted by learner Gia

Wed – Fri: 10 am ‒ 5 pm
Sat: 10 am ‒ 2 pm

Adults: R65
U18s, students, pensioners, UCT staff: free

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