Pictures at an Exhibition, Salon Hang

Exhibition date:
06 December 2014 to 15 March 2015
New Zealand
Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

In 1737 France held the first of the annual ‘salon’ exhibitions, showing almost 2,000 artworks on the walls of the Louvre Palace in Paris. Pictures at an Exhibition takes its title from Mussorgsky’s piano composition that was inspired by the composer’s experience of seeing works at an exhibition. A broad selection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga’s collection artworks will be hung salon-style in a cadenza of splendid colour, tone, line, form and beauty.


Text extracted from the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato website.