by adeline talbot

If you have traveled before on one of our trips offered in partnership with Weatherspoon Art Museum then you know—amazing things tend to happen.

Weatherspoon’s Nancy Doll has a way of creating a very special trip that brings together the major must-sees with a select group of very special private access experiences.   

I was reminded of this recently when preparing for our upcoming trip to Cape Town in late spring 2017, jointly sponsored by Weatherspoon Art Museum and Preservation Greensboro

We will arrive just after the opening of perhaps the world's most important new museum.  

Hyperbole? Not really.

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa , or Zeitz MOCAA, will be the first-ever major museum dedicated to the African contemporary art. With the opening of this museum, Cape Town is poised to become a new center of gravity within the contemporary art world.  And Zeitz MOCAA is  poised to be the cultural world's new must-see museum supplanting such recent additions as Crystal Bridges in Bentonville and The Broad in Los Angeles.

The brilliant design for Zeitz MOCCA has already garnered its share of attention for Thomas Heatherwick’s repurposing of a series of grain silos along Cape Town’s waterfront. 

In a bit of Weatherspoon synergy, Heatherwick’s name may be familiar to Dallas Fall 2014 participants where we saw to a terrific retrospective of his work at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

See what I mean?  With Nancy along things just naturally add up to extraordinary experiences.

Zeitz MOCAA, a new must-see--and just one of the wonders we will encounter in one of the world's great cities.  

Come see for yourself!