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pacific art in London


Saturday 29 September 2018Monday 10 December 2018

Exhibition focusing on the art of Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, marking 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific. Including 200 works spanning 500 years, from shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and stunning god images, the show explores themes of voyaging, place making and encounter. The exhibition draws from rich historic ethnographic collections dating from the 18th century to the present, and includes seminal works produced by contemporary artists exploring history, identity and climate change.

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Keyword tags

encounter | Oceania | pacific | sculpture | voyaging


Royal Academy of Arts
(Main Galleries)
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD

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