This ambitious exhibition will celebrate the art of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, encompassing the vast Pacific region from New Guinea to Easter Island, Hawaii to New Zealand. ‘Oceania’ will bring together around 200 works spanning more than 500 years, organised around three main themes: life on the water, the settlement of communities, and trade and exchange in Pacific cultures.
The exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of the RA, founded in 1768, the same year Captain James Cook set sail on his first expedition to the Pacific on the Endeavour. Find out more about the ‘Oceania’ exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts’ website.
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