Strauss & co - 1 December 2018, Cape Town

4 Zeitz MOCAA Benefit Art Auction The museum’s inauguration last year captured the imagination of the global art community, and since then, we have remained committed to building a sustainable future, while engaging wider African and international audiences. Since the museum opened, we have pursued numerous programmes guided by our mission to advance, promote and preserve arts and culture from Africa and its diaspora; to provide access to contemporary art to the public; to operate schools’ programmes to enrich, inspire and bring art and culture to school children; and help create a new platform for African art and culture. This year saw a number of exciting exhibitions, public programmes, and special events taking place in and around the museum – ranging from artist talks and scholarly lectures, to children’s workshops and film screenings. We have cemented our commitment to driving new research, as well as implemented training and development programmes for museum staff, including the curatorial team. A crucial part of our programming has been our community outreach efforts, organised by the Centre for Art Education.We are thrilled to share that in the first year of operation, Zeitz MOCAA welcomed more than 100 000 visitors with free admission (30% of our overall visitation), and engaged nearly 9 000 students and adults through education, outreach and public programmes. We are confident in our vision to become a contemporary art museum that represents our times, one that participates in and leads global discourse, one that grows in relevance, and one that is a leading voice in the international art world. With critical support from artists, collectors, and patrons alike, we can shape the museum’s future programming and ensure that we continue to have a deep and sustained impact on our community at large. We are incredibly thankful to the artists and galleries who have donated such significant works to this benefit auction – our first in Cape Town.We are humbled by their deep generosity, and remain grateful for both their contributions and partnership. The artists and galleries included here have been dedicated to the museum’s success since inception, and their unwavering support is appreciated across the museum. Thank you also to the collectors who are joining us for this auction.Your support of this fundraiser will allow the museum to continue and expand our community outreach efforts, underscoring our commitment to Access for All which remains central to the mission of the museum. To Strauss & Co, and to all the other supporters of this benefit auction, and of the museum year-round: thank you again.We very much look forward to collaborating with you on the next phase of our journey at Zeitz MOCAA. Brooke Minto Azu Nwagbogu Director of Acting Chief Institutional Advancement Curator Zeitz MOCAA Benefit Auction