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Past exhibition

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings Virtual Tour (Online)

4 December 2021–27 March 2023
Wish you could see The Secret Paintings again? Enter our Virtual Tour below.

From the comfort of home, take a self-guided visit and encounter the wonder of Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings at City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.

The recent rediscovery of Hilma af Klint's abstract paintings has changed the course of art and art history. A Swedish artist-mystic working at the turn of the twentieth century, af Klint saw herself as a receiver of messages from the spirit powers who guided the creation of her work. Af Klint recognised that the world was not ready for her work and anticipated a future more open to its message and possibilities. She left instructions that her work be kept secret until at least twenty years after her death. That time has come.

How to navigate the virtual tour:

  • The tour’s starting point is the Hancock Foyer, from there you can select the coloured pin tags to explore different rooms in the gallery.
  • To move around the rooms, select the icons on the floor to move to different vantage points.
  • Select icons on the wall to read and enlarge wall text.
  • Pin tags near the exit of each gallery will return you to the Hancock Foyer.

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