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African Art, By the Numbers


  • Museum occupies nine floors of a historic grain silo
  • It was built in 1921, remodeled by architect Thomas Heatherwick
  • It is the largest art museum built on the continent in more than 100 years
  • It consists of 100 gallery spaces within 42 tunnels carved out of the silo
  • Exhibits occupy 6,000 square meters of space
  • Work of nearly 50 artists, from 18 countries is displayed
  • Adult tickets cost R180 (about $13)
  • Children enter for free
  • Citizens of African nations enter for free on Wednesdays

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