Journey through time, from the classical, biblical and literary subjects of the 1800s to the body politics of contemporary art, and explore masterpieces by renowned artists including JMW Turner, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas and many more.
At the heart of the show is Auguste Rodin’s marble sculpture The Kiss which – although celebrated worldwide – is travelling beyond Europe for the first time. Other renowned works include Picasso’s Nude woman in a red chair (1932) and Bonnard’s The bath (1925).
Enjoy our rich programme of special events designed to complement your visit to The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate. Discover the history of the nude in art, uncover the personal stories behind the artworks, see and hear from New Zealand’s sharpest thinkers, and experience The Body Laid Bare after dark during our series of Open Late events. We’re also offering pop up themed tours of the exhibition at 1pm and 3pm daily which are free with exhibition entry.
Visit our shop on ground level or online for gifts inspired by The Body Laid Bare. Delve into designer items, including homewares and ceramics featuring the work of the Guerrilla Girls and Louise Bourgeois and toiletries by Aesop and Petalhead, or search out our limited-edition jewellery and tote bags. Alongside life-drawing supplies, postcards and prints of key artworks from the exhibition and more.