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Some of the exciting events associated with Monet and the Impressionists was recorded or photographed.

Art After Dark – A toast to Monet

19 March 2009
Panel discussion: ‘Do we really need another book on Monet, darling?’
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
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Monet special event series – Turner, Constable, Monet – English paths to French Impressionism

12 March 2009
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Guest speaker – Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Te Papa Director Art and Collection Services
Concert by Trio Musette
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Monet special event series – Monet in the Salons – Proust, Polignac, and other Dragons

26 March 2009
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Guest Speaker – theatre director  Elric Hooper
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Capturing the mode: fashion in Impressionist art

18 April 2009, with textile design teacher and Te Papa Loans Officer Leimomi Oakes
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Gala opening

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Building the haystack at the Wellington Botanic Gardens

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Events that haven't been recorded

Art After Dark Toi o te Pō – 16 April 2009 – Impressionism: colonial lights and shadows
A floortalk by Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, lectures by Jane Vial, Julie King, and Melissa Reimer, followed by a concert with pianists Diedre Irons and Michael Houstoun.
See the full programme

Monet Symposium

On 21 March, noted scholars gave a day of illuminating talks on Claude Monet, his contemporaries, and their artistic practice.
Full programme and timetable

Other events

  • 26 February – Monet's Garden – a gardener's view of Giverny, with gardening enthusiast Maggie Barry
  • 29 March – The Cradle of Impressionism – a walk along the Seine with guest speaker Catherine Gossage.
  • 4 April – French Impressions – Nota Bene. French music with chamber choir and piano.
  • 5 April – Monet – painter of light, with guest speaker Christiane Mortelier. Talk in French.
  • 9 April – Japanese art, Impressionism, and the art of the West, with Dr Richard Bullen, School of Fine Arts University of Canterbury
  • 23 April – Cherchez la femme: the female Impressionists, with Professor Pamela Gerrish Nunn, independent scholar
  • 30 April – Musical Impressions, with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  • 10 May – Chansons pour Monet. French songs and arias from the New Zealand School of Music
  • 10 May – Mother's Day brunch with Peta Mathias
  • 14 May – Living and Writing in France, panel discussion hosted by Maggie Barry, Chair of New Zealand Book Council

Friends of Te Papa

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Impressions of France

Marine, by Édouard Manet, circa 1864, etching, Purchased 1972 with Lindsay Buick Bequest funds
In the Ilott Room, Level 4, Impressions of France: French prints 1850–1900 presented a selection of prints from Te Papa's collection, including works by Manet, Renoir, and Pissarro. more>