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Opening reception: ‘Oceania’

Private view

Tuesday 25 September 2018
6.30 — 8.30pm

Free for Patrons
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Necklace, 1870s.

White ivory, fibre. 52cm. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.

Patrons are invited to join the opening reception of ‘Oceania’, which marks 250 years since Cook’s first voyage to the Pacific, celebrating the dazzling and diverse art of the region of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary.

Oceania will bring together around 200 exceptional works from public and private collections worldwide, and will span over 500 years. From shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and dazzling house facades, we explore important 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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Tuesday 25 September 2018

6.30 — 8.30pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free. Patrons only.

Free for Patrons