Te Papa opens new gallery with Impressionism exhibition

4 July 2013

Te Papa opens new gallery with
Impressionism exhibition

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

Article source: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1307/S00092/te-papa-opens-new-gallery-with-impressionism-exhibition.htm

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