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. For 2017: A Tribute to the life and art of South Africa’s greatest masters, JH Pierneef. Read more.
The museum is the departure point of the Historic Walk, Sculpture Walk and Pierneef 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 includes contemporary art in the form of paintings, sculptures, tapestries and even ceramics as part of the annual Franschhoek Art in Clay Festival.
For 2017, the La Motte Museum presents A Tribute to the Life and Work of South African artist, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886 – 1957).