The first late night opening for Cape Town's museums on 26 Feb coincides with the annual Cape Town Art Fair (25 Feb-1 March), Design Indaba (25-27 Feb), Zeit Museum of Contemporary Art Africa gala (28 Feb) and the second annual Guild Design Fair (24 Feb-1 March).
The participating museums in the city's first Museums Open Night, organised by Iziko Museums, will stay open free of charge until 21.00, along the lines of similar annual events in many European cities.
Some of the important events are the exhibition of William Kentridge's The Refusal of Time – a 30-minute sound and light installation – the first retrospective of work by Penny Siopis Time & Again and The Shared Sky at the South African National Gallery, See Rembrandt in South Africa at the Old Town House, There's something I must tell You by Sue Williamson and From African Earth: Celebrating our African Vessel Heritage at Slave Lodge. The South African Jewish Museum will show Jews of Struggle: the Jewish National Movement in the USSR 1967-1989.
The participating museums are also organising music, dance and performance events as well as refreshments.