Back in August 2012 I alerted you to the glorious exhibition titled Angels & Aristocrats. The exhibition, curated by Mary Kisler, celebrates the rich variety of early European art collected by New Zealand’s public art galleries since the 19th century. Te Papa is one of those institutions that lent paintings to the exhibition.
In August 2012 the exhibition was showing in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and it has since been on display at Te Papa in Wellington. It is now showing in the place where it was conceived; at the Auckland Art Gallery.
I was in Auckland at the weekend and I took the opportunity to visit. It looks quite different to the exhibition at Te Papa but no less wonderful. And the exhibition still contains paintings from Te Papa’s collection which look splendid on the walls.
The exhibition ends on 10 June 2013 so there is still a little time to visit if you haven’t done so already. If you do go, look out the five paintings Te Papa lent to the exhibition.