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JAG’s century of struggle for art amid the grime

Sunday Times | Tymon Smith:

 

When I tell Antoinette Murdoch, the chief curator of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, that although I’ve been at several large openings at the gallery over the years, many suburbanites’ reaction to it is generally negative – citing fears of safety and the taxis on King George Street, and arguing that the collection should be moved – she is incredulous… Read more

Anton Hendriks, right, was director from 1937 to 1964, and Nel Erasmus, left, a prominent South African artist, succeeded him. Image: JAG

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