The Pretoria Art Museum is an art gallery located in Arcadia, Pretoria. The museum takes up the entirety of a city block and was originally built to hold the City Council of Pretoria’s impressive art collection which has been collected since the 1930s. The museum was officially inaugurated in May 1964 by then mayor of Pretoria, Dr PJ van der Walt.
Due to plenty of other museums already having vast collections of European art, it was decided that Pretoria Art Museum would focus primarily on South African work, and today it showcases art by Pieter Wenning, Frans Oerder, Anton van Wouw, Gerard Sekota, Judith Mason, and Henk Pierneef.
The museum has a reference library with a large collection of books and videos, as well as an information centre with archived newspaper clippings. Further additions include an atrium and sculpture garden. The museum hosts both local and international exhibitions. Guided tours for groups of at least 10 people are offered. Pre-booking essential.