Mary Kisler is Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, caring for a collection that begins in the 13th century and ends mid-20th century. Kisler is a well respected art historian with an enviable knowledge of and a fervent passion for Frances Hodgkins.
Art with Mary Kisler is a semi-regular spot on Radio New Zealand's Saturday programme in which Kisler discusses a theme or subject within the realms of art. Past topics include 'The Egg in Art', Le Corbusier, Californian design, museum extensions and the reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery.
In June 2015 Kisler discussed Hodgkins' journey across Europe and how the ever-changing landscapes she encountered influenced and directed her style. Listen below.