Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
22 Aug – 1 Mar
Discover the national art collection at Te Papa
100s of art works
Hours of inspiration
Bill Culbert in Venice
On show in New Zealand for the first time: Drop and Daylight flotsam Venice.
Natalia Goncharova: A visual radical
Te Papa’s remarkable collection of paintings by avant-garde Russian artist Natalia Goncharova.
Peter Robinson: Retorts & Comebacks
Robinson’s changing approach to art-making over 20 years.
Framing the Museum
Challenges to the art system by Billy Apple, Barbara Kruger, Marcel Duchamp, Christo, and more.
A behind-the-scenes look at how Te Papa built its collection of international modern art.
International photographs showcasing the abstracted human figure.
Te Tikanga Hou | Being Modern
Bold works by John Crichton highlighting the impact of modernism on New Zealand design.
Kanohi Kitea | Māori and Pacific Encounters
Colonial portraits by Goldie, Lindauer, and others alongside works by revered Māori carver Tene Waitere.
Papatūānuku | Framing the View
New Zealand’s rugged landscape as captured by pioneering settler artists.
Tohu Tuakiri | Emblems of Identity
Art rooted in this land by Toss Woollaston, Rita Angus, Colin McCahon, and Jeffrey Harris.
Te Ao Hou | Modern Māori Art
Māori art of the 1950s and 60s that combined international and indigenous ideas and styles.
More than just an art exhibition
At the heart of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is an ongoing programme of events for everyone: curator and artist talks, family activities, late-night events, performances, and more.
Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa events
Whare Toi | Arts Studio
Bring the whole family to our fantastic studio space with interactive activities for children and adults alike. Draw a self-portrait, share your opinions on art, write your own art-work label, take a selfie, and more. Our latest Artist Project, by KerryAnn Lee, provides inspiration.
Our brand-new information hub is the place to chat with a host about the exhibition, borrow an audio guide, pick up an Art Detective Kit, and browse our pop-up art and design store!
Visit arts.tepapa.govt.nz,Te Papa's online home for art, to find out more.
Visit the Te Papa Channel for art multimedia.
Kids and families
Borrow a free audio guide with artist and curator interviews, video content, and music playlists.