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Cape Town Sights

Irma Stern Museum

Updated 11/06/2014

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This small but wonderful museum is dedicated to the works and art collection of Irma Stern (1894–1966), one of South Africa's greatest painters. The museum is administered by the University of Cape Town and occupies the Firs, the artist's home for 38 years. She is best known for African studies, particularly her paintings of indigenous people inspired by trips to the Congo and Zanzibar. Her collection of African artifacts, including priceless Congolese stools and carvings,

is superb.

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Cecil Rd., Cape Town, 7700, South Africa



Sight Details:

  • R10
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–5

Updated 11/06/2014


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Nov 25, 2005

Home of the Big Bottomed Lady

Irma Stern was a big lady...and the art and furniture of her home reflects her larger size. Beautiful and enormous chairs are scattered through out the home, bought to accomodate her big bottom, and some great pieces of artwork from through out South Africa decorate the entire home. It is a nice day trip.

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