South Africa: The Art of a Nation — British Museum (Oct 2016)

, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London 51.51897 -0.126501
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10 AM to 5.30 PM (Sat-Thu); 10 AM to 8.30 PM (Fri); Last entry 15 mins before closing
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0207 323 8000
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The British Museum will be telling the story of South Africa through its art.

They'll be some of the earliest examples of human creativity all the way through to cutting-edge contemporary works. Starting with rock art and early sculptures, it will continue through to the colonial art of the 17th-century and the highly-charged and political works that categorised the 20th-century, when artists responded to apartheid and segregation.

The exhibition will include a wide range of significant objects, including some of the world's oldest art pieces.


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Craig’s review – “I always feel like a school kid walking round here, looking at all the broken bones and stones and pretending to be keen. "Yes, Miss... a piece of pottery from 1,000 BC. Amazing." Don't forget to tick them off on your sheet, she says. "When can we can we go home, Miss?" Not for another three hours, she says. "Oh Jesus Christ, are you serious?… continued”

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