Johannesburg Art Galleries – Top Art Galleries in South Africa

Johannesburg is a city that is just bursting with life. It is a place where you will find an unusual mixture of joy, sorrow, riches and poverty. For many budding artists, it is these contrasts which inspire and excite them. This city is a muse, a place where freedom of expression is expected and new ideas are embraced with open arms. There can be little wonder then, that Johannesburg has some of the top art galleries in the country.

One of the most notable art galleries in Johannesburg has to be the Absa Gallery which is owned by Absa Bank. At about 20 000 individual artworks, this corporate collection of prints, sculptures and other artworks is said to be the biggest collection of its kind in the world. The more officially noted Johannesburg Art Gallery, however, is the stalwart of the city’s artistic community. Featuring art by international big names like Rodin, Picasso and Moore, as well as local art by famous artists like Piernief, Sokoto and Batisse, the gallery is simply amazing. If all you get to see in the bustling city of Johannesburg is these two galleries, it will be time worth spent. However, if you have a bit more time available to you, there are a number of worthwhile galleries to visit in and around Johannesburg.