What to expect when you visit the Norval Foundation, CT's new visual art museum

Looking for a new Cape Town experiences to try over the festive season?

The Norval Foundation, the Mother City's new visual art museum, maybe just the thing for you.

The stylish museum in Tokai boasts one of South Africa's largest private collections and is giving the Zeitz MOCAA a run for its money.

CapeTalk host Pippa Hudson broadcast her show live from the scenic venue to learn more about what it has to offer.

The space has:

  • Nine world-class galleries -A 10m-high atrium where they host a special commission once a year
  • The Skotnes Restaurant and Bar
  • A gift shop that sells artist- and foundation-related products
  • A research library
  • A four-hectare sculpture garden
  • An amphitheatre for concerts that can seat between 220 and 250 people
  • A children’s playground

Pippa spoke with Chief Executive Director Elana Brundyn and Chief Curator Owen Martin about how the space has become a new cultural landmark to the artlovers.

She also sat down with world-renowned horticulturist and landscape Keith Kirsten, who is responsible for the design of the sculptural garden.

We do research and we exhibit 21st and 20th Century art here.

Elana Brundyn, Chief Executive Director at the Norval Foundation

We also see ourselves as a cultural platform for dance, performance and have a full-on concert series.

Elana Brundyn, Chief Executive Director at the Norval Foundation

will host a concert series and there will be full line-up of workshops and kids programmes

Listen to the discussion on The Pippa Hudson Show:

Image: The Norval Foundation Website


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