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Pacific Sisters present 'Fresh Flashbacks'
Pacific Sisters present 'Fresh Flashbacks'

Screening Times: 11am–12pm; 12.15pm–1.15pm

FREE

Pacific Sisters present 'Fresh Flashbacks'

Screening Times: 11am–12pm; 12.15pm–1.15pm

FREE

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Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland
Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Sophie Matthiesson explores some of the motivations behind the collecting and public display of male bodies in the early years of the Auckland Art Gallery (founded 1888) and considers the appeal and meaning of such frankly sensual images for their Victorian-era benefactors who purchased them. The notorious 1895 London trial and imprisonment of Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde for homosexuality suddenly altered consciousness across the British Empire. It impacts can be seen, she argues, in public debates about masculinity in New Zealand, and in institutional attitudes to the male nude in art in the following decades.

This lecture is the first in a four-part series, Manpower Lectures: Antiquity, aesthetes and athleticism.

Manpower Lectures – #1 Why Oscar Wilde Mattered in Auckland

6—7pm

EB Members $100, Standard Members $135, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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The Field of Corn
The Field of Corn

Jean-Pierre Norblin

Production date
1780
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
23 x 89 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Wallace Alexander, 1940
Accession no
1940/4/44
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A Hundred Years Have Passed
A Hundred Years Have Passed

Charles F Goldie

Production date
1939
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
460 x 409 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist in memory of his mother, 1939
Accession no
1939/13/2
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Philip IV of Spain
Philip IV of Spain

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
1652
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
223 x 167 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/243
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Diana and Callisto
Diana and Callisto

Cornelius Cort Tiziano Vecellio

Production date
1566
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
438 x 368 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/31/5
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The Annunciation
The Annunciation

Cornelius Cort Tiziano Vecellio

Production date
circa 1566
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
413 x 274 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/31/4
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The Cupping-glass
The Cupping-glass

Cornelis Dusart

Production date
1695
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
226 x 171 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1991
Accession no
1991/35/1
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