Welcome to the Samstag Museum of Art

One Australia's leading university art museums, the Samstag Museum of Art aims to stimulate, challenge and engage its audiences with a program of diverse and innovative exhibitions, publications and associated public activities.

The Samstag Museum presents a changing exhibitions program of contemporary visual art, and art of the past that has relevance for us today.


Now Showing | 2017 PROGRAM

Friday 22 September - Friday 1 December 2017

After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art

Geoff Cobham: Already Elsewhere



Friday 22 September, 1 - 2pm

Tan Siuli (Singapore)

Floortalk with Tan Siuli, Co-Curator After Utopia: Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art and Curatorial Co-Head, Singapore Art Museum

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Saturday 3 March - Sunday 3 June 2018

Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds


Samstag Scholarships 

The University of South Australia is proud to offer the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Art Scholarships.

Each scholarship includes, for twelve months of overseas study, a tax-exempt stipend equivalent to US $48,000, plus return airfares and institutional fees.

2017 Samstag Scholars: Jacqueline Felstead (VIC) & Zoe Kirkwood (SA)


Applications for 2018 Samstag Scholarships have CLOSED

2018 Scholars announced late September 2017

Samstag Museum of Art turns 10

In 2017, the Samstag Museum celebrates its 10th year!

To mark this special occasion, along with the 25th anniversary of the Samstag Scholarships (2016), we proudly present a new, scholarly and illustration publication charting the lives and careers of Anne and Gordon Samstag, The Samstag Legacy: An Artist's Bequest.


"At last, the world will know about the well-connected Samstags!" - Daniel Thomas, Art Monthly Australasia