Plenty of culture at Te Papa this Spring

[caption id="attachment_4247" align="alignnone" width="600"]Te Papa Bill Culbert, Daylight flotsam Venice, 2012, plastic vessels, fluorescent tubes and fittings. Te Papa (2013-0030-1) Photograph by Jennifer French.[/caption] This season at Te Papa, prepare to be educated, entertained and enthralled by an incredible selection of works from the national art collection. Opening August 22nd, the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa is a visual and interactive feast of culture. Eleven galleries, hundreds of artworks and hours of inspiration, all of which the public has free entry to. See artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Barbra Kruger challenge the art system in Framing the Museum, while in Te Tikanga Hou | Being Modern John Crichton’s works explore the impact of Modernism on New Zealand design. Bill Culbert’s inspirational artworks, Daylight Flotsam Venice and Drop, have their first showing on New Zealand soil at Te Papa, while visitors will be able to sample some of the national collection’s best international photographsin Anonymous Bodies. If your thing is avant-garde, be sure to check out Te Papa’s impressive collection of Russian artist Natalia Goncharova’s paintings in A Visual Radical. Then get lost in the processes of Peter Robinson over the last 20 years in Retorts & Comebacks: Peter Robinson or get a behind the scenes peek at how the national museum built its collections of international modern art in Collecting Modern. For more information, and to see what else you can catch at Te Papa, check out their website or visit Te Papa’s online home of arts here.