Te Papa is open. Welcome back, Aotearoa. Important information about visiting Te Papa
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. Nau mai, hoki mai Aotearoa. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō te Kowheori-19
From Te Papa’s art collection comes a dynamic exhibition across five galleries. The art works here explore identity and cross-cultural exchange.
I roto i te kohinga toi a Te Papa kua puta he whakaaturanga hihiri e hōrapa atu ana i ngā wharetoi e rima. Ko ngā mahinga toi o konei he tūhura i te whakawhitinga o te tuakiri me ngā ahurea rerekē.
Tūrangawaewaeplace of belonging, location of identityMāori | Noun suggests a foundation, a sense of belonging in this Pacific place – Aotearoa
AotearoaNew ZealandMāori | Noun. Together, these works may help us find our own place to stand.
There are five exhibition areas within Tūrangawaewae: Art and New Zealand.
Where should an exhibition of New Zealand art begin? This gallery offers several toi whenua, or sources of creativity – through sculpture, painting, film, and tapa.
The portraits in this gallery represent mana
manaprestige, powerMāori | noun. Some trumpet the status of European royalty, Māori leaders, or prosperous colonial settlers in New Zealand. Others advertise the skills of the artist. All carry with them stories from the past into the present.
What difference does art make? Created from the 1950s to the 1990s, these works span a time of enormous political and social change.
A group of Colin McCahon’s most important works are on display coinciding with the centenary of the artist’s birth.
In this gallery, you’ve entered a giant, three-dimensional profile page. Lilo explores how social media allows us to shape our identities online – and reinvent the self-portrait form.
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