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Lucian Freud: a self-portrait
By Otago Museum

Exhibition on Screen

Immerse yourself in some of the greatest masterpieces of all time in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium with a special one-off screening of Lucian Freud: a self-portrait. Settle in for a morning enjoying the arts at Tūhura Otago Museum.

For the first time in history, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, is bringing together Lucian Freud’s self-portraits.

The exhibition will display more than 50 paintings, prints, and drawings in which this modern master of British art turned his unflinching eye firmly on himself. One of the most celebrated painters of our time, Lucian Freud is also one of very few 20th-century artists who portrayed themselves with such consistency.

Spanning nearly seven decades, his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a painter, from his earliest portrait painted in 1939 to the final one executed 64 years later. When seen together, his portraits represent an engrossing study into the dynamic of ageing and the process of self-representation. Revealing the life’s work of a master in one show.

Rated E, Runtime 85 Minutes

10.30am and 3.30pm, Sunday 26 November
Perpetual Guardian Planetarium
$20 Adult, $15 Concession/ Student

26 November, 2023
Otago Museum
419 Great King Street
Dunedin, Otago New Zealand