It’s summertime! And summertime means that the Irma Stern™ Museum Garden becomes a cool oasis – the Clivias are in flower, the Yesterday Today and Tomorrow shrubs are sending their sweet scent into the air. Did you know that the
Exhibition and Walkabout: 'Rethinking Irma Stern'
In 2022, the Irma Stern™ Museum initiated a partnership with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on a project called 'Rethinking Irma Stern'. We are excited to host the second 'Rethinking Irma Stern' project this
Amanda Botha tells her memories as a school girl meeting Irma Stern. Recorded at the Irma Stern™ Museum Oral History Tea, 3rd June 2023. The Oral History Tea project invites people to share personal encounters and memories to preserve stories
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
Irma Stern's life story is an inspiration to us all. Not only do we admire her superb art, but also her unwavering self-belief and tenacity. In a world where it's easy to doubt yourself and where criticism can bring you
We at the Irma Stern Museum are always delighted to meet people who have personal stories of how they, or their parents, met Irma Stern. Sometimes these stories give us new insight into Stern as a person; sometimes, they tell
Ai: Butoh Ballet Performance
We are excited to host Ai, a performance by award-winning contemporary dancer jackï job and collaborators, from 17 to 21 March. Meaning ‘love’ in Japanese, Ai is a Butoh ballet, a form of Japanese dance theatre, and speaks about the
Gardening with Irma
We love it when our guests support the UCT Irma Stern™ Museum with their time, energy and suggestions. In this case, a few Irma Stern Museum friends mentioned that they would like to volunteer to help keep the
To honour the conclusion of the 2023 UCT Summer School, a memorable jazz performance took place at the Irma Stern™ Museum on January 29th. Featuring two talented alums - vocalist Lebo Banda and guitarist Matthew Mentor - Jazz on the
Wishing you a wonderful festive season and happiness in the new year!
And so we come to the last days of 2022… A huge thank you for all your support for the UCT Irma Stern™ Museum, be it by visiting, reading
The UCT Irma Stern™ Museum is a place for creativity: the creativity of Irma Stern, of the artists and crafters represented through the pieces Stern collected, the creativity of invited artists, students, learners, and even the creativity of nature
You might know that this year the UCT Irma Stern Museum is celebrating 50 years since it opened its doors to the public. But in this special year, we are also celebrating another anniversary: it is 100 years since
[via UCT News] The Irma Stern Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. It was founded so that the collections and works of art of acclaimed South African artist Irma Stern can be shared with a diverse group of visitors
We look forward to seeing you at Georgina Gratrix's exhibition "The Cult of Ugliness" at the UCT Irma Stern Museum.
28 Sep 2022 – 31 Jan 2023 | Opening: Wednesday 28 Sep 2022, 10:00–17:00 with a walkabout with the artist at
Rethinking Irma Stern
In 2022 and 2023, the UCT Irma Stern Museum (ISM) is excited to partner with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on a new project which introduces the inspiration of Irma Stern's art to school learners in
Artist in Residence
The UCT Irma Stern Museum (ISM) is delighted to host celebrated painter Georgina Gratrix as its second artist in residence! As part of the museum’s 50th anniversary year, Gratrix is working in a studio at the museum
[via UCT News] Renowned contemporary artist, Athi-Patra Ruga recently exhibited his new works of art at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Irma Stern Museum.
Ruga was an artist-in-residence for three months at the Irma Stern Museum, where he worked on
The UCT Irma Stern Museum has had much to celebrate in the last months – including LGBTIQA+ Safe Space art workshops presented on most Saturdays, contemporary artist Athi-Patra Ruga's ongoing intervention and exhibition in the museum, and workshops and tours
[via Design Indaba] Since 2008, Athi’s work has been in conversation with the art of Stern, reworking such iconic paintings as Stern’s Watussi Queen, Swazi Youth and Zulu Woman. Now Ruga will be working from a studio at the Irma
With this newsletter, we invite you to a programme of events that mark Athi-Patra Ruga's exhibition at the UCT Irma Stern Museum. Many of you will know that we have been excited to host the inspiring Athi as an
The beloved UCT Irma Stern Museum turns 50!
We see the anniversary as an invaluable opportunity to celebrate this cultural gem with a stimulating schedule of exhibitions, events and workshops and to place a special focus on the work, life
From its lush, secluded garden that begs for picnickers, to its Edwardian architectural grandeur, to the astonishing, vibrant interior brimming with cultural and historical artefacts from far-flung travels, to one of the world’s most impressive collections of South African expressionist
And here we are in November, and thoughts are starting to turn to holidays and festivities. We at Team ISM are, of course, convinced that there is no better way to spend time away from work or experiences with
On 2 November 2021, the UCT Irma Stern Museum rang with the laughter, stories, memories and emotions of Madeira. As part of the exhibition Memórias da Madeira, the museum hosted a number of Madeirans who, though born on the island, as children
We are excited to welcome Athi-Patra Ruga as artist-in-residence at the UCT Irma Stern Museum! Ruga has for many decades been in conversation with the art of Irma Stern – drawing on and reworking such iconic paintings as Stern's Watussi
Renowned contemporary artist Athi-Patra Ruga takes up residence in the iconic Irma Stern’s home-turned-museum
The UCT Irma Stern Museum welcomes highly respected contemporary artist Athi-Patra Ruga as artist-in-residence for three months from November 2021 onwards. The residency will build up to
Did you know that doctors in Canada have started prescribing museum visits to their stressed patients? Read this article: Free art museum visits prescribed by Canadian doctors (leisureopportunities.co.uk). To us at the UCT Irma Stern Museum, this makes such sense
From mid-September 2021, the UCT Irma Stern Museum will host works by sculptor Right Mukore and crafter Mthobeli Aaron Bakana. This project is realised in collaboration with the Montebello Design Centre in Cape Town. Right and Aaron will be showing
Jonathan Fritz has tended to the Secret Garden at the museum for close to forty years. Warmly referred to by the team as “Uncle Jonathan, he is retiring this year. To celebrate and thank him, the team of the UCT
Curated by Prof. Michael Godby.
May–July 2021. We have compiled videos of the opening event with Prof. Lize van Robbroeck of Stellenbosch University's Visual Arts Department, and the exhibition, a chapter from the exhibition catalogue (and where to purchase it) and
Talking about the possibilities of museums, an interview with Yentl Kohler, the new curator and educator of the UCT Irma Stern Museum
Curator and Educator Yentl Kohler recently joined the UCT Irma Stern Museum staff. Director Nadja Daehnke had a conversation