The long-awaited reopening of the Cape-Town based Norval Foundation galleries and sprawling sculpture gardens features four powerful exhibitions – the result of hard work by the Norval Foundation curatorial and management teams to welcome the public back with quality art experiences.
The exhibitions which mark the reopening of Norval Foundation include works by some of South Africa’s most inspiring rising artists including iiNyanga Zonyaka (The Lunar Songbook): Athi-Patra Ruga, Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani, And Then You See Yourself: Zanele Muholi and also feature Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection.
Elana Brundyn, Chief Executive, Norval Foundation, said: “We’re all so looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Norval Foundation. The transformative and enriching power of art is even more significant in times like these. While we have all adapted to our new virtual lifestyles, it is hard to replicate the feeling of seeing a great work of art with your own eyes. The health and comfort of our staff and visitors is our main concern – all health and safety measures have been implemented in line with government regulations to ensure a safe reopening.”
To manage numbers and ensure social distancing, all visitors, including members, will need to book a timed ticket – preferably online, but time slots can also be purchased upon arrival. Tickets are available online, alongside the latest information and guidance on how to visit. Only 50 visitors will be allowed in the museum at time, and a one-way route has been introduced to facilitate distancing and reduce potential contact. Visitors can follow Norval Foundation’s social media (Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter) or register for email updates to hear details as and when they are confirmed.
In response to COVID-19’s economic impact, Norval Foundation has replaced its daily admission tickets with a new membership option, Norval Foundation Access Membership, which offers visitors greater value. For just R120, Access Members have unlimited entries to the museum for a one year. Memberships can be purchased online.
Regular operating hours will resume at Norval Foundation from 2 September, 10am-6pm, Monday-Sunday, except Tuesdays when the museum is closed. Norval Foundation’s Skotnes Restaurant has been operating since 9 July and from 24 August, resumed its usual trading hours, Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday 8am-6pm, Thursday-Saturday, 8am-9pm and closed on Tuesday.
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