Curators’ Tours: Modern Living

Join the exhibition’s curators to tour Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand. See and hear about furniture, homewares, and architecture from this transformative era.

  • When | Āhea Thu 12 Nov 2020, 2.00pm–3.00pm
    Sat 21 Nov 2020, 11.00am–12.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand, Toi Art, Level 4, meet at the exhibition entrance
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Take part in a free tour of Modern Living: Design in 1950s New Zealand with the exhibition’s curators, Justine Olsen and Lizzie Bisley.

Modern Living explores the vision for a more equal, happier way of life, which grew from the devastation of World War II. Good, affordable design was seen as key to society’s transformation and a growing sense of national identity was emerging.

Immerse yourself in the changing culture of 1950s New Zealand, and get insights into how art, design, and architecture reflected and contributed to these changes.

A black and white photo of a woman in a kitchen in the 50s


Mrs Mitchell, Rimu Street, 1951-1957, Wellington, by J.W. Chapman-Taylor. Te Papa (A.012997)

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