This past week we had the opportunity to watch the opening of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa at the Silo Hotel in Cape Town. School Groups, art curators, politicians and historical leaders were all in attendance, including Nobel Peace Prize Winner Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. Tutu’s presence energized the whole crowd and it was amazing to see him speak for what may have been his last public appearance.
This museum will be the largest contemporary African Art museum in the southern hemisphere and is built for the preservation of African culture. The celebration was filled with music, laughter and a whole lot of hope for the future of African art.