Treasury: A Generous Legacy

This exhibition is now closed

Stunning proof of the impact of generosity on the Christchurch collection.

From its beginning, Christchurch’s public art collection has been largely formed through gifts and bequests by people motivated to share their enjoyment of art. The works in Treasury range from seventeenth-century Dutch paintings to Māori portraits and works by leading expatriate New Zealand artists. A third of the works shown here are from the founding collection of the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, the city's first purpose built public art museum, opened in 1932.

  • Date:
    18 December 2015 – 4 December 2016
  • Curator:
    Ken Hall
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  • Historical Collection Art Partner
    Ryman Healthcare.

Collection works in this exhibition

38 items