Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum was opened on 22 June 1956 as the King George VI Art Gallery. It is located in St George's Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. It was renamed in December 2002 in honour of Nelson Mandela and in line with the name of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, of which Port Elizabeth is a part.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum
Location within Port Elizabeth
LocationPort Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Coordinates33.965571°S 25.611339°E / -33.965571; 25.611339
TypeArt museums

Venue and collections

The Art Museum consists of two buildings defining the entrance to St George's Park which houses collections of South African art, with an emphasis on art of and from the Eastern Cape, as well as British art. There are also international printmaking and Oriental art, which include Indian miniatures and Chinese textiles. At the same time exhibiting the Permanent Collection on rotation – given the gallery's limited space – the museum maintains an active programme of temporary exhibitions of works travelling between the major art museums of South Africa.[1]


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