About this museum


The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a contemporary art museum located in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world. The museum opened on September 22, 2017.

Please note that Zeitz MOCAA offers
half-price admission on Museum Night,
with free admission for students and u18s.

General admission - R50 (half price)
Under 18s - Free
*Students - Free
*NB Students of all nationalities with a valid student card

What’s on show

 All things being equal…
Numerous questions have been posed around our opening exhibition, the most evocative of these being, “How will I be represented in the museum?” See for yourself.

TSIATSIA – searching for connection
Acclaimed artist, El Anatsui, reinterprets and challenges the traditional trope of sculptural practice to invoke a multi-layered, sensory reimagining of our material world.

Still Here Tomorrow to High Five You Yesterday… 
The exhibition explores the different ways in which artists, performers, writers and architects tackle the complexities inherent within the dual concepts of Utopia and progress. Exploring emergent spaces that exist both in the realm of the mind and in the physical unknown, the exhibition points critically to the mirages, metaphors, stereotypes and matrixes of progress.


Secondary Programme

The following items have been scheduled for Museum Night

Museum tour

Museum tour

Museum tour

6:00 – 6:45 +
7:30 – 8:15

Live Jazz by the
Keegan Steenkamp Trio

Keegan Steenkamp is a Cape Town based trumpeter, composer and trumpet teacher from Muizenberg, Cape Town. At 17 he made his first appearances on the Cape Town music scene in the band ‘Khoitrans’ and at the famed Swingers Monday Night Jazz Jams.

Keegan has since gone on to perform at some of South Africa’s biggest stages including Rocking The Daisies and Cape Town International Jazz Festival, and has also performed in Istanbul, Beijing and Shanghai. Over the past 3 years Keegan has performed extensively with MSMF jazz quartet, and features as a sideman for many artists from all over the country.


Food Programme

PLUS! Zeitz MOCAA Food will be hosting an African ‘Food is art’ inspired dinner with live music. The event will showcase the art of food and what is offered on level 6. Inspired by the creativity and art throughout the building, FOOD will extend this through their creative menu resulting in the same emotions that one experiences when looking at cutting-edge art.

Enjoy the delicious taste menu at R298.00 per person.  See the special menu below and RSVP to ensure availability. Bookings can be made via email or on Zeitz MOCAA Food’s website, here. To find out more, email the restaurant here

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Welcome plate
Fufu – triple cooked casava with mango atchar and cardaman mayo
Mopani Worms (inspired) – choux pastry with porcini chutney and parmesan custard
Banana Chips – deep-fried plantain chips with fermented Moi Moi

First Course
Equator Salad – served with a heart of palm, chilli and ginger

Second course
Tilapia – served with cinnamon berbere and lime butter

Palate Cleanser
Dark Roast Coffee with Rue

Main Course
Nyama Choma – grilled Nigerian meat served with amasi buns and smoked chakalaka

Chemchebsa – A served with lime honey and frozen Burkina