Irma Stern Museum

Irma Stern Museum information

Location
Cape Town , South Africa
Address
Cecil Rd
Telephone
+27 21 685 5686
Getting there
Train: Rosebank
More information
www.irmastern.co.za
Prices
adult/child R10/5
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sat
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The pioneering 20th-century artist Irma Stern (1894–1966) lived in this house for almost 40 years and her studio has been left virtually intact, as if she’d just stepped out into the verdant garden for a breath of fresh air. Her ethnographic art-and-craft collection from around the world is as fascinating as her art, which was influenced by German expressionism and incorporated elements of traditional African art. In March 2011, a Stern painting was sold for R34 million (US$4.94 million) at auction in London, creating a record for a South African artist.