When: 13 July 2013 – 12 January 2014
Where: Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4
Cost: Admission charges apply
Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America presents an illuminating selection of paintings, sculptures, and prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – one of the world’s great impressionist collections.
Colour & Light includes works by Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Rodin, Whistler, Cassatt, Homer, Hassam, and more.
|Child (5–15 years)||$4|
|Child (under 5 years)||Free|
|Family (2 adults + up to 2 children)||$35|
|Concession (student*, adult groups of 10 or more)||$10|
|Friend of Te Papa (adult)**||$8.50|
Prices include a $1.50 Ticketek booking fee per ticket.
* On presentation of a valid full-time student ID
** On presentation of Friends of Te Papa membership
About the exhibition
In the late 1800s, the impressionists transformed art on both sides of the Atlantic.
Abandoning the studio for the outdoors, they captured the changing world around them with broad brushstrokes and bold, unblended colours. Whether painting the boulevards of Paris or the farms of New England, they brought a new intimacy and immediacy to their subject matter: the everyday experience of modern life.
Te Papa is the exclusive New Zealand venue for Colour & Light. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the masters of French impressionism alongside their American devotees.
See highlights from Colour & Light on arts.tepapa.govt.nz.
See works online
Visit arts.tepapa.govt.nz to see a selection of works from the exhibition.
Highlights include Renoir’s charming portrait of his son Claude (‘Coco’) and one of Monet’s paintings of his famous water-lily pond at Giverny.
Hear illuminating commentaries on masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, and more in the Colour & Light audio guide, presented by Te Papa curator Rebecca Rice.
New Zealand contemporary artist Karl Maughan shares his love of Monet's work and how it inspires his own practice. Jonathan Mane-Wheoki sets the impressionist movement within its vibrant social context. And two other art historians broaden the picture of the artists and their work.
$5 (35 minutes duration)
About our new gallery
Colour & Light is the first exhibition to open in Te Papa’s new gallery, Te Ihomatua | Gallery on 4.
‘Te Ihomatua’ – the mind, the source of all thought and expression, a place of inspiration, contemplation, and reflection. ‘Iho’ also speaks of the essence of things, and of connections – between people, across cultures, and through the generations.
This gallery presents a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions. It offers windows onto many worlds, united by the power of the ideas that produced them, and their ability to inspire our thinking today.
Arts at Te Papa
We thank our partner Wellington City Council for their support in bringing Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America to Te Papa.
This exhibition was organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston :
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Image credit for top image:
Claude Monet, The water lily pond, 1900 (detail), oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Given in memory of Governor Alvan T Fuller by the Fuller Foundation. Photograph © MFA, Boston
Image credit for homepage and What's On:
Claude Monet, Cap Martin, near Menton, 1884, oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection. Photograph © MFA, Boston