Join the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation for a guided tour of the newly opened Javett-UP Art Centre at the University of Pretoria. This world-class art centre houses a vast collection of ancient and modern African art, including the Javett Family collection of South African modern art, priceless pieces from the Mapungubwe Gold Collection and AngloGold’s Barbier-Mueller Collection of golden items from West Africa. Come and explore the art of Africa, past and present, guided by Wilhelm van Rensburg from Strauss & Co, author David Fleminger and Dawn Roland from the Javett-UP Centre.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 from 09:00 - 13:30.
The JHF bus will leave Joburg from the Sunnyside Park Hotel (Princess of Wales Terrace, Cnr Carse O Gowrie &, Sunnyside Drive, Parktown, Johannesburg).
Tickets cost R300 for members, and R350 for non-members. Book yours here.
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In the 1930s, Johannesburg rose up from its foundations to become a world-class city in the midst of a world depression. In the building boom that followed the abandonment of the gold standard, the city developed its distinct art deco facade, which today survives in the most unlikely spaces of the central city.
The 'Englishness' of the 1920s was eclipsed by the new modernism emanating from the United States: ziggurats rising into the New York skyline; rounded, streamline shapes from the fetish speed objects of the 1930s; projecting horizontal motifs and chevron friezes.
The pre-eminent architects of the period, JC Cook & Cowen and Obel & Obel, intoxicated by what they had seen and learned on visits to the great metropolises of the United States, competed with each other to design buildings that were taller, more luxurious and more startling in their decorative details.
Explore their legacy in a tour that encompasses Astor Mansions, Castle Mansions, Anstey’s, Manners Mansions, Dorchester Mansions, Dunvegan Chambers and other great art deco masterpieces. This is not to be missed, so get your tickets as soon as possible!
Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 14:00 - 17:00.
Starting point: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R300 for members and R350 for non-members. Book yours here.
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