Cape Town’s Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary African Art.

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What’s old is new again in Cape Town, thanks to the trans­for­ma­tion of a mon­u­men­tal 1920s grain silo on the V&A Wa­ter­front into a hip ho­tel and the much-awaited Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Africa (MOCAA). From a dense, hon­ey­comb-like struc­ture of 42 con­crete tubes and an el­e­va­tor tower, Heather­wick Stu­dio has hol­lowed out 9,500 square me­ters of gallery space, cre­at­ing the largest mu­seum ded­i­cated to African con­tem­po­rary art any­where in the world. Must-sees in the per­ma­nent col­lec­tion—which only dis­plays pieces made since 2000— in­clude Isaac Julien’s nine-screen pro­jec­tion Ten Thou­sand Waves, while the late Togo-born artist El Loko has graced the rooftop sculp­ture gar­den with nine enor­mous etched glass discs that dou­ble as sky­lights for the soar­ing atrium ( zeitz­mo­caa.mu­seum). —James Louie

In­side the corn ker­nel–in­spired atrium at Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary African Art.

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