The city's public art gallery (known as JAG) opened in 1915. Housed in an exceptional building designed by British architect Edward Lutyens, the collection includes 17th-Century Dutch paintings, 18th- and 19th-Century British and European art and a large collection of South African art from the 19th-Century until today. Only a fraction of the collection is on display at any one time. The gallery also has a number of temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
An important part of the city's heritage, in recent years the area around the gallery has suffered neglect and the gallery has not kept pace with international equivalents. Still it is a worthwhile place to visit. Be mindful of your personal safety beyond the gallery walls.