Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa
Autumn season opens 2 Apr
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
Our audio guides are no longer available to borrow in the gallery while we prepare for the new Autumn season opening 2 Apr 2015. But you can still listen online!
Tracks from both the adults’ guide and the kids’ guide are available on arts.tepapa.govt.nz.
Adults’ guide tracks
Kids’ guide tracks