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While you are enjoying a glass of bubbly, Art Curator Rebecca Rice will present an illustrated lecture on The Lure of Paris.
The sights, tastes and vibrancy of Paris exerted a powerful attraction for artists in the late nineteenth century, especially those from America. They came in droves to study in the studios of artists like Gérôme and Bouguereau, but many also watched the unfolding of Impressionism with fascination (if sometimes with a touch of horror). In this lecture, Rebecca considers the artistic and cultural experiences of artists working in Paris, many of whom were irrevocably influenced by their time in the centre of the art world.
The lecture is followed by a fabulous afternoon tea prepared by Executive Chef Bernd Lippmann and his team. An exclusive viewing of the current international exhibition Colour & Light Impressionism from France and America is also included.
This could be an early Christmas present, or a lovely way to catch up with a friend before Christmas and the holiday season. This was a ‘sold out’ event last year! Don’t miss out and book early. Numbers are limited.
Registration required – numbers limited. To book your place, send us an email using the ‘Book now’ button, or phone the office on (04) 381-7051
We will provide a seating plan. If you are coming with someone else let us know and we will seat you together.
Feature Image: Detail from Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881, oil on canvas. (Not in the exhibition)
Friends of Te Papa $35.00, Guests $40.00