The La Motte Museum offers a stimulating cultural-historical experience sharing
the history of the estate as well as carefully curated art exhibitions.
The La Motte Museum not only offers displays depicting aspects of the Rupert family, focusing on Dr. Anton and Mrs. Huberte Rupert and the musical career of their daughter Hanneli Rupert, but also features the history of La Motte and its magnificently renovated buildings, with a brief review of Cape Dutch architecture.
Permanent host to the heritage collection of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, the museum also presents other rotating exhibitions. From 1 February until 17 June 2018, guests to the La Motte Museum can enjoy the floral splendour of Fleurs de La Motte with work by acclaimed artists Paula van Coller-Louw and Toby Megaw.
The museum is the departure point of the Historic Walk, Sculpture Walk and Fleurs de La Motte Experience, conducted educational tours of respectively, the Cape-Dutch buildings, Sculptures on the estate and the estate’s Pierneef associations.
La Motte’s association with the art of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957) dates back to early 2002, with the creation of the estate’s premium wine, the Pierneef Collection. Ever since, Pierneef’s love for that which is truly South African, as well as his passion for his art are echoed in more than just the name of this wine collection and the estate’s Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. There is also a strong synergy between La Motte and Pierneef with reference to a love for the South African landscape and nature, Afrikaans culture as well as an interest in the preservation of architecture.
The La Motte Museum hosts other exhibition that include contemporary art in the form of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and ceramics with annual participation in the ART Franschhoek Festival (October – November).
The current exhibition, entitled Fleurs de La Motte features work by acclaimed artists Paula van Coller-Louw and Toby Megaw and will be on display until 17 June 2018.