JAG Closes Its Doors After Slipping Into Disrepair

artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:

The Johannesburg Art Gallery, which boasts the largest art collection in Africa, has closed due to rain damage. Now, staff and local officials are speaking out about prior mismanagement.

The Johannesburg Art Gallery, which houses works by the likes of Édouard Manet, Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Goya has been slowly slipping into disrepair since the roof began to perish in 1989. Local councilor Nonhlanhla Sifumba, who made the call to close the museum, has spoken out criticizing the past administrations for a lack of care… Read more

Image: Johannesburg Art Gallery. Wikimedia Commons