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Friday Review: Beloved at the DPAG

Beloved: Works from the Dunedin Public Art Gallery 12 Dec 2009-30 Oct 2011 What it is: An exhibition on favourite works from the DPAG’s collections, ranging from Medieval madonnas, through NZ classics such as Goldie, right up to contemporary mixed-media sculpture. As a bit of background, you should know that DPAG has an amazing art collection which includes a fantastic selection (probably the best in a NZ museum) of European art, including such costuming favourites as Gainsborough, Tissot, and a selection of Pre-Raphaelite  artists. The DPAG is also a beautiful museum: easy to navigate, elegantly designed, well situated, and eminently suitable for displaying art. Not surprisingly, I was extremely excited about having the opportunity to visit and to see the Beloved exhibition. The Good: All my favourite artworks were on display: the Tissot, the Gainsborough, the Reynolds, the Monet, the Forbes (if the direct links don’t work, search by artist last name), as well as some less well known charmers, and some more challenging modern art (do check out the Don Driver). The Bad: The exhibition ran …