South African contemporary art scene is diverse and encompasses both the legacy of both European and African traditions.
The country has numerous art galleries.
South African National Gallery, Cape Town, has a permanent collection that spans from the colonial to the contemporary times, with its first works acquired in 1871.
Durban Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery and King George VI Gallery in Port Elizabeth showcase indigenous, historical and contemporary works in their respective provinces: Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng and Eastern Cape.
Several universities and corporations have art works of national interest. Important collections are housed at the Gertrude Posel Gallery at Wits University, the University of South Africa gallery in Pretoria, Standard Bank, Absa bank and the cellular phone network MTN.
Commercial art galleries are mostly grouped in the major centres - Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Image: Adriaan Boshoff's La Musica.
Also see: Museums Online South Africa