Nestled in the Oppenheimer Gardens and situated in the Diamond City's Civic Centre, the WHAG is considered one of the finest art museums in South Africa. It is a national heritage entity funded directly by Government. Visitors will be surprised at the peace and tranquillity the gallery offers. The spacious exhibition areas will invite you to linger and reflect on the artworks on display, and the experience will be a soothing balm for your soul. WHAG's art collection varies from 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters and European artworks to contemporary South African artworks of excellence in all mediums. Currently the art gallery collects South African works of art.
Apart from its primary function as a museum of art, this gallery serves the community as an educational and cultural centre. 
Its activities include temporary and permanent exhibitions, film screenings for all ages and art workshops for children. WHAGs developmental and stimulation classes for pre-school children and adults with disabilities form an integral component of its contribution to the local Kimberley community. Craft workshops for unemployed women and female offenders (WHAG Prison Project) are important social investment projects we are proud of and which has been running for many years. The primary purpose of the project is to teach female offenders' skills with which they can earn a living in the informal sector once they are released from the correctional system. The most encouraging spin-off of the project has been the rebuilding of self- esteem and human dignity of the offenders which reinforces the notion that the WHAG Prison Project can contribute to moral regeneration and therefore successful rehabilitation of the offenders into society once they have served their sentences. The William Humphreys Art Gallery is the ideal venue for conferences, seminars, meetings and intimate concerts and has a variety of venues for hire.

Our reference library consists of a wide variety of art-related books. Students and the public are welcome to use the facilities from 08:00-16:30 during the week. Internet access is available and photocopies can be made if necessary.


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Last updated: 03 April 2020
Visitors since April 2006
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