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Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist|He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa

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  • Free Admission


  • Wed 22 Nov 2023, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Thu 23 Nov 2023, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Fri 24 Nov 2023, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Sat 25 Nov 2023, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Sun 26 Nov 2023, 10:00am–4:00pm

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Showing selected works from Te Papa’s summer exhibition - Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa - this exhibition brings together 20 works by one of New Zealand’s most iconic 20th century artists, Rita Angus (1908–1970). The paintings span Angus’s life and career as an artist, drawing out the themes of pacifism, feminism and nature that shaped so much of her work.

Spring Gallery Opening: Friday, 29 September 5.30pm

Floor Talk by Lizzie Bisley, Saturday, 30 September, 11am

Rita Angus, Detail of Marjorie Marshall, 1938-39/1943, oil on canvas adhered to plywood. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Purchased 2019, Te Papa (2019-0012-1)

Rita Angus, Detail of Cleopatra, 1938, oil on canvas. Purchased 1998 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Te Papa (1998-0028-2)

Rita Angus, Detail of Central Otago, 1953-56/1969, oil on canvas. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Gift of Douglas Lilburn, 1972. Te Papa (1972-0030-1)

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