Strauss and Co Museum Moments virtual art talks

Wednesday May 5 16:00       89 Central Street, Houghton
Since the beginning of South Africa's lockdown, the country's leading fine art auction house Strauss & Co have been rapidly innovating to take their extensive art expertise online. Their afternoon 'Virtual Art Talks' series hosted on Zoom is now a permanent calendar fixture, bringing together audiences from not only South Africa, but the world, to learn about South African art history from Strauss & Co's own team of art consultants and experts as well as special guests.

Strauss & Co's Museum Moments talks seek to shed light on interesting museum spaces from across the country that may otherwise be neglected in the public imagination. The talks highlight the marvellous collections contained within these spaces and museum curators discuss the stories they strive to share with the public through these collections and how they have been brought together.

As well as looking at the collections that belong to each museum, the Museum Moments series also provides fascinating insights into the history of each venue, its origins, architecture, vision and activities and covers plenty of lesser-known South African art museums as well as the more famous ones.

Watch Strauss & Co's Museum Moments

Strauss & Co's virtual art talks are all free and hosted online via Zoom. Join in the virtual art talk here on Zoom. 
The next Museum Moments virtual walkabout is coming up on May 5.

Wed May 5 at 16:00 Irma Stern Museum
Join Strauss & Co in conversation with director, Nadja Daehnke and Ayesha Price, interim Curator, of the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town as they discuss a new vision for the Museum, with a focus on outreach, education and engagement. The discussion will also reveal recent renovations and re-curations at the Museum, and how these are based on research of what the home would have looked like when Irma Stern lived here. Watch live online here.

Museum Moments Catch Up

If you miss the talk happening live, you can also catch up on the full talk here on the Strauss & Co YouTube channel. 

Museum Moments Episode 1: The Stellenbosch Museum

Museum Moments Episode 2: Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

Museum Moments Episode 3: The Norval Foundation

Museum Moments Episode 4: The Tatham Art Gallery

Join in the weekly Museum Moments Strauss & Co virtual art talk here on Zoom. 



May 5 2021 16:00
Strauss & Co
89 Central Street, Houghton
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