The Irma Stern museum is dedicated to Irma Stern who was among the most renowned artist from South Africa. Stern lived from 1894-1966, and during this period she was among the most unappreciated artist during her lifetime with critics dubbing her art "The Cult of Ugliness" The museum was established in 1971, in the house Stern lived in for almost four decades. After her death, her art became quite popular, with one piece being sold for R6.6m in 2007.
The Museum comprises of a permanent collection of her art and artefacts acquired during travels in Europe and Africa. Established in 1971 and administered by the University of Cape Town and the Irma Stern Trust.There are regular exhibitions by contemporary South African artists, exhibited!