Monet, Degas, Renoir: Te Papa opens new gallery with Impressionism exhibition

Press Release – Te Papa
A new art gallery opens at Te Papa next week with Colour Light: Impressionism from France America, an exhibition from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Te Papa Chief Executive Michael Houlihan says the opening of the new gallery, Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4, is a significant step towards achieving plans to expand Te Papa’s art gallery space three-fold over the next few years.

Ihomatua is drawn from the Māori concept meaning the mind, the source of all thought and expression. Iho also speaks of connections between people, across cultures and through the generations.

“It is fitting that Colour Light: Impressionism from France America, the first exhibition in this elegant new space, focuses on the way that artists and ideas travelled between France and the United States. The Impressionists transformed art on both sides of the Atlantic.

“It’s a thought-provoking and engaging exhibition

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