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Love, Longing, Loss
Love, Longing, Loss

Love, Longing, Loss

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Speed and Flight
Speed and Flight

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Speed and Flight

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Travels with Mr Hollar
Travels with Mr Hollar

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Travels with Mr Hollar

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

6—7pm

Members $100, 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

Members $100, Non-Members $190, Students $80 Book now

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Ensayos. (Trials).
Ensayos. (Trials).

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Production date
circa 1799
Medium
etching with aquatint and burin
Size (h x w)
210 x 167 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1954
Accession no
1954/7/2/9
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Trial of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford
Trial of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford

Wenceslaus Hollar

Production date
1641
Medium
etching and engraving
Size (h x w)
302 x 335 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Dr Walter Auburn, 1982
Accession no
M1982/1/3/39
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Speed Trial
Speed Trial

Cyril Power

Production date
circa 1932
Medium
colour linocut
Size (h x w)
256 x 444 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Rex Nan Kivell, 1953
Accession no
1953/2/166
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Transivimus per ignem et aquam et educes nos in refigerium
Transivimus per ignem et aquam et educes nos in refigerium

Unknown artist

Production date
1652
Medium
engraving
Size (h x w)
368 x 428 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/270
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The Wreck of a transport ship
The Wreck of a transport ship

James Pyne Joseph Mallord William Turner

On display

Production date
circa 1849
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
988 x 1169 x 80 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
M1956/1
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Christ before Pilate
Christ before Pilate

Heinrich Aldegrever

Production date
1555
Medium
steel engraving
Size (h x w)
117 x 82 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Lennard Gage, 1955
Accession no
1955/10/1
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Postcard from Hannah Ritchie of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to W R Ritchie
Postcard from Hannah Ritchie of Saint-Valéry-sur-Somme to W R Ritchie

Hannah Ritchie

Production date
1902
Medium
printed card
Credit line
E H McCormick Papers, E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Linda Gill, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/4/7/53
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E H McCormick Papers
E H McCormick Papers
Production date
1890-1991
Credit line
E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Linda Gill, 2015
Accession no
RC2015/4

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