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image: Claude Monet �In the Norwegian� c 1887 
Mus�e d'Orsay,Paris � RMN (Mus�e d�Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski.

4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010


LAST DAYS: March is the final full month to see these masterpieces on our shores,
this must-see exhibition ends 5 April 2010.
Combine your visit with a Starry Nights evening, Sunset Session, film or talk,
see below for more information and other event highlights
or go to the website for travel packages and visiting information.

A new childrens exhibition, Shimmer, has just opened and don't forget our collection-based activities
and Sculpture Garden Sunday 2010.

Claude Monet In the Norwegian c 1887 (detail)
Musée d'Orsay,Paris © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski. Part of Masterpieces from Paris

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image: Starry Nights banner

Starry Nights at the Pol Roger Bar

Champagne Pol Roger Sculpture Bar NOW OPEN
Fridays & Saturdays 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sundays 2:00 pm – dusk
(Tickets required for Starry Nights evenings)
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5:30–11:00 pm | $70, $60 members | Buy tickets online or phone Ticketek 132849

Enjoy a unique experience of Masterpieces from Paris with late-night viewing, exhibition tours each half hour, music and shopping in the Gallery, and a live concert followed by DJ in the picturesque Sculpture Garden. Gourmet food and beverages available at the Champagne Pol Roger Bar.

Friday 5 March Renée Geyer
Saturday 6 March The Black Sorrows
Friday 12 March Clare Bowditch Trio
Saturday 13 March Tim Rogers Band

 

Event highlights
NB: For a full listing of events please go to the calendar
nga.gov.au/calendar

image:Sculpture Garden Sunday 2009

Sculpture Garden Sunday 2009 Photographer: NGA Imaging Services See more on Flickr

image: Detail of drawing of Mark di Suvero�s �Ik ook� 1971�72 by 11-year-olds Adam and DrewDetail of drawing of Mark di Suvero�s �Ik ook� 1971�72 by 11-year-olds Adam and Drew at Sculpture Garden Sunday 2009

Sculpture Garden Sunday 2010
National Gallery of Australia family day

Sunday 14 March 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Free | Sculpture Garden

Explore the Sculpture Garden with art workshops, art installations, childrens trails, music and drama. Sausage sizzle, coffee cart or bring a picnic to have under the trees. This event is subject to weather conditions.


Left Bank Waltz
Saturday 6 March 4:30 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Elaine Lewis, author of Left Bank Waltz: the Australian bookshop in Paris, talks about opening the first Australian bookshop in the St-Germain-des-Prés literary quarter in Paris, and her struggle with French bureaucrats to keep it open. This talk will be followed by a book signing.

The evocative, Symbolist music
of Debussy

Saturday 13 March 4:30 pm

Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

An ANU School of Music performance of Claude Debussy’s ‘Impressionist’ and ‘Post-Impressionist’ compositions with Haley Bullock and Elyane DeFontenay (violin), Xina Hawkins (viola), James Larson (cello) and Joshua McHugh (piano).

 

Introduction to Masterpieces from Paris
Mondays 1, 8, 22 and 29 March 5:30–7:30 pm
$35, $25 members/concession (includes exhibition entry)
bookings recommended, (02) 6240 6528 |
James O Fairfax Theatre
NB: Bookings close 4:00 pm Friday for following Monday, last chance tickets available at the door from 5.15pm on the day

image: photo from members opening of Masterpieces from ParisThe Masterpieces from Paris Family Activity Room has been a hit for young and old. See more photos on Flickr

An excellent opportunity to avoid the crowds and get a little bit extra from Masterpieces from Paris. Enjoy an informative half hour overview to the exhibition by a Gallery staff member prior to an exclusive after-hours exhibition viewing. Book early as places are limited.

 

Masterpieces masterclass
Series 2: Tuesdays 2 – 23 March 6:00–8:00 pm

$100 series, $80 members/concession (includes four lectures and exhibition entries) | Bookings recommended (02) 6240 6528 | James O Fairfax Theatre

A series of Tuesday evening masterclass lectures, involving key academics and experts in Post-Impressionist art for enthusiasts who want to delve deeply into the rich artistic content of Masterpieces from Paris. Following each week’s lecture, the exhibition opens exclusively to masterclass attendees for one hour (7:00–8:00 pm), allowing participants to avoid the crowds and pay close attention to the works discussed during the lectures.

2 March Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria
9 March Dr Anthea Callen, Emeritus Professor of Visual Culture, University of Nottingham, UK
16 March Dr Virginia Spate, Professor of Fine Arts, University of Sydney
23 March Dr Fae Brauer, Research Professor for Visual Art Theory, School of Architecture and Visual Arts, University of East London, UK
Series 1 program

 

image: Solomon Islands Fish [bonito] before 1930 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2008

Solomon Islands Fish [bonito] before 1930 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2008 Part of Shimmer

Shimmer
19 February – 30 May 2010 | Childrens Gallery
nga.gov.au/Shimmer

Shimmer examines the many ways artists have employed colour, pattern, line and materials to give their work a special energy in the eye of the viewer.

Emerging Elders

Maringka Baker Kuru Ala 2008 (detail)Maringka Baker Kuru Ala 2008 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2009
© Maringka Baker. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Curators’ perspective
Thursday 4 March 12:45 pm 
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Franchesca Cubillo, Senior Curator, and Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, introduce works by Indigenous artists Hector Jandanay, Ginger Riley and others.

Equal rights, equal opportunities: progress for all
Monday 8 March 12:45 pm 
Free | Project Gallery

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2010, Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and curator of the exhibition, gives a talk on the women artists in Emerging Elders.


Collection events

image: Maurice Sendak Wild thing, state I 2002
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
� Maurice Sendak Maurice Sendak Wild thing, state I 2002
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
© Maurice Sendak
See more in the Kenneth Tyler Collection

The prints of Maurice Sendak
Tuesday 2 March 12:45 pm 
Free | Collection Study Room

Gwen Horsfield, Curatorial Assistant, International Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books, discusses a selection of prints by Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of the much-loved childrens book Where the wild things are (1963).

Rain, the city and the picturesque: artistic exchange in the 1880s
Tuesday 9 March 12:45 pm 
Free | Small Theatre

Erika Esau, ANU Visiting Fellow and Librarian at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, talks about Charles Conder, William Smedley, the Picturesque Atlas and the motif of the rainy urban street.

Upcoming International Art screenings

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