Showing selected works from Te Papa’s summer exhibition - Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist | He Ringatoi Hou o Aotearoa - this exhibition brings together 20 works by one of New Zealand’s most iconic 20th century artists, Rita Angus (1908–1970). The paintings span Angus’s life and career as an artist, drawing out the themes of pacifism, feminism and nature that shaped so much of her work.
Spring Gallery Opening: Friday, 29 September 5.30pm
Floor Talk by Lizzie Bisley, Te Papa's Curator of Modern Art, Saturday, 30 September, 11am
Developed and presented by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Rita Angus, Detail of Rutu, 1951, oil on canvas. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Purchased 1992 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds, Te Papa (1992-0025-1)
Rita Angus, Detail of Marjorie Marshall, 1938-39/1943, oil on canvas adhered to plywood. © Reproduced courtesy of the Estate of Rita Angus. Purchased 2019, Te Papa (2019-0012-1)