06 October 2016

Cape Town: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) will open in 2017!

udpate (14 Sept 2017): The official ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, 22 September 2017 at 11h00.

The largest art museum to be built in Africa in more than 100 years, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town, will open in September 2017. The museum, a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, is the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. When completed, the Zeitz MOCAA will have nine floors, with 6 000 m² dedicated to gallery spaces and 3 500 m² to site specific exhibition spaces.

During the grand opening weekend (22-25 September 2017), no entrance fee will be charged. The actual entrance fee to the Zeitz MOCAA is still beeing finalised (it will R180/adult), but it is already certain that visitors under the age of 18 will enter free all year round (confirmed) and that South Africans and visitors from the African continent will get free entry on Wednesday mornings (confirmed). During the "Late Night Fridays", which will be held at least once a month, entry will be half price for all. ("First Fridays": Half price admission between 16:00 – 21:00 every first Friday of the month.) The opening times will be daily from 10:00 to 18:00 every day except Tuesdays. The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) is located in the historic Grain Silos at Cape Town's famous V&A Waterfront.

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