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Thu 18 Jul 2013, 5:30pm–7:30pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: tepapaevents

Te Ihomatua Gallery on Level 4 & Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Floortalk free with exhibition entry, lecture free to all

Enjoy an illuminating evening of talks and discussion as Te Papa celebrates the opening of Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America.

5.30pm–6.15pm: Colour & Light floortalk
Te Ihomatua Gallery on Level 4, exhibition admission charges apply

Join Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Te Papa’s new Head of Arts and Visual Cultures, for a tour of Colour & Light highlights.

6.30pm–7.30pm: The French Impressionists – Painters of Modern Life
Soundings Theatre, Level 2, free entry

Art historian Julie King uncovers the revolutionary beginnings of the impressionist movement.

In 1874, a group of French artists, including Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Degas, bypassed the Salon – the annual state-sponsored art exhibition. They organised an independent exhibition that challenged the Academy’s authority, championing the artist’s individual perception of nature and the depiction of modern urban life.

Upcoming lectures
Thu 15 Aug 2013 – Americans in Paris

Curator Rebecca Rice explores the transatlantic traffic of art and artists in the late 19th century, the age of impressionism.

Thu 26 Sep 2013 – Impressionism in Context

Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki considers impressionism in relation to developments in science and technology in the modern era in France.

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Image: Eugène Louis Boudin, Figures on the beach, 1893 (detail), oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of William A Coolidge. Photograph MFA, Boston

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