Met’s Arts of Oceania Has Maia Nuku in Charge
New Zealander Dr Maia Nuku is showcasing Oceania to the world at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Bywater writes in a story for The New Zealand Herald.
Curator of Arts of Oceania, Nuku is currently renovating the gallery’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing to bring better understanding of the region and its art. The London-born curator of English and Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki heritage has helped make the wing of the museum a home for Pacific Art, Bywater reports.
“When the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing re-opens in 2024, New Zealand visitors to The Met will be treated to an incredible range of artworks from across the Pacific including an important installation of taonga Māori and contemporary artists many of whom live and work in Tāmaki Makaurau,” Nuku says.
Most recently, Nuku helped curate the New Zealand pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Original article by Thomas Bywater, The New Zealand Herald, June 15, 2022.