Art After Dark Toi o te Pō – Impressionism: colonial lights and shadows 

16 April 2009,  5pm–8.30pm
Throughout Te Papa
Free entry, entrance fee to the exhibition applies for the floortalk

Monet and the Impressionists poster

5pm–5.30pm: In the Shadow of Paris: Artists responding to French Modernism – curator floortalk. Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Director Art and Collection Services.
Toi Te Papa, Level 5.

5.45pm–6.15pm: "Execrable in its nightmare of blues and greens" – New Zealand Impressionism under fire. Jane Vial, Consultant Curator of Art & Heritage Services, discusses the critics’ reception of Impressionist James Nairn in the 1890s.
Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

6.20pm–7pm: New Zealand Artists in France – the lure of Brittany. Art historian Julie King looks at paintings by New Zealand artists in Brittany. Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

7.05pm–7.35pm: Katherine Mansfield: a colonial Impressionist. Melissa Reimer, PhD candidate, University of Canterbury, investigates Mansfield's pictorial writing style.
Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

7.45pm–8.30pm: In Concert with Diedre Irons and Michael Houstoun. Premier New Zealand concert pianists.
Soundings Theatre, Level 2.

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