Strauss and Co Museum Moments virtual art talks

May 27 - Jul 8 2020       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.

Every Wednesday at 16:00 the series highlights a local museum in the weekly Museum Moments talk. The Museum Moments talks seek to shed light on interesting museum spaces from across the country that may otherwise be neglected in the public imagination during lockdown. 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.

When and where:

Strauss & Co's virtual art talks are all free and hosted online via Zoom. The Museum Moments talks take place every Wednesday at 16:00. Join in the virtual art talk here on Zoom. 

Wed Jun 10 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Norval Foundation, Cape Town
Wed Jun 17 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Wed Jun 24 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein
Wed Jul 1 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with The Boerneef Art Collection, Welgemeend, Cape Town
Wed Jul 8 at 16:00 Strauss & Co Museum Moments with Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch

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. 



Every Wednesday 16:00 May 27 2020 - Jul 8 2020
Strauss & Co
89 Central Street, Houghton
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