50/fifty: 50 Years of Aratoi Exhibition

The fifty/fifty 50 Years of Aratoi exhibition

Aratoi celebrates 50 years of collecting with an exhibition, public events, an education programme and publication.

With more than 3000 items to choose from, this exhibition reflects highlights, significant events and the many gifts received, that have helped form the Aratoi Collection. 

From the obvious, such as work by Colin McCahon, Robin White and Barbara Hepworth, to the less obvious: an 1869 ship’s biscuit with a tale to tell; from Taonga Māori to botanical sketches and contemporary art to photographs of early settlement, there will be some surprises as items never shown before emerge into the light.

Free Public Floortalks: Every second Sunday from 1 September at 2pm

  • 27 Oct         The 2010s – Dame Robin White, Honorary Patron of Aratoi

Learn more about Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art & History here

Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art & History
Cnr Bruce and Dixon St, Masterton
Open 7 days from 10.00am – 4.00pm everyday
Admission by gold coin donation