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Address: Corner Simmonds and Frederick Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Got a bit of time to kill - worth a visit.

Something I happened to chance upon: security are friendly and efficient and the exhibition is open with a good layout and you are left to wander. Some very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something I happened to chance upon: security are friendly and efficient and the exhibition is open with a good layout and you are left to wander. Some very interesting photographical displays: various topics focussed on, but generally providing an historical perspective on modern day outcomes. I was asked if I would like a copy of the 'Signature Pieces' catalogue (for... More 

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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johannesburg is my home city and one of my favourite in the world. It has a life, soul and energy of its own. Finding gems in the city like the Standard Bank Gallery offers you an added vantage of accessing to globally sort after fine art exhibitions. We have been going to the Gallery for years. Situated in the middle... More 

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Thank VanessaPerumal
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Standard Bank gallery stands out as an exceptional exhibition point of both local and international art in the middle of Johannesburg. Perfect lay-outs, clean and secure environment. Thank you Standard Bank for keeping Johannesburg's art culture alive!

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Thank Masimbi A
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

There is safe parking in a wonderfully bright decorated parking lot (free) and the staff are welcoming and even gave up catalogues. There were two exhibitions on show and were very diverse. For people who are into art, follow the exhibitions as we missed Matisse by a few days.

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Thank poppins22
Johannesburg, South Africa
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778 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Standard Bank Gallery offers very well-curated exhibitions, at no charge. The current Henri Matisse exhibition is world-class!

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Thank Hooggenoeg
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The current Henri Matisse exhibition is well worth visiting. I was there on a Saturday morning and it was crowded, perhaps too much so. Although I purposely timed my visit for 11am for a guided tour, the only tour I could see was by a very well-informed gentleman who explained that, although he was here as a guide for the... More 

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Thank johnhart2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Standard Bank Gallery is based in the complex of buildings that make up "Superblock" Standard Bank's main campus. Apart from housing numerous artworks in a vault, the Gallery holds regular exhibitions of local and international art which are always finely curated, ranging from Picasso to Pierneef. Entrance is free, so you can splurge on the elegant calatogues that accompany... More 

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Thank MichLogan
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

There are free guided tours through the exhibition on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm (possibly other days - suggest phone). We attended such a tour and it was so well done. The exhibition captures all of Matisse's periods though possibly light on examples of his cut-out pieces. It is well curated, well lectured and beautifully presented. Well worth visiting. Well... More 

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Thank Michelle_RQ
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Well done Standard bank and thank you for the exhibition, really enjoyed the link to rhythm and Africa. Great setting and a really extraordinary gallery. The informative notes, however are printed in a rather small font, requiring me to be warned off about getting too close to the exhibits whole trying to read the notes! Small price to pay for... More 

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Thank BlueskyBurning
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful gallery! Went there to see Matisse. Exhibition laid out beautifully, neat and tidy, kept clean, security friendly! There was a small pile of rubbish in the lounge that could have been tended to, or there could have been a dustbin placed there, other than that, wonderful.

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