The works of art that have been assembled for Monet & Japan are truly remarkable, and the subject of the exhibition is one that has never, until now, been explored in such depth or with such discerning intelligence. Here, carefully chosen works of Japanese art give us the context for exploring Monet's changing perception of Japan through masterpiece after masterpiece. Surely this will be the exhibition's great contribution - to give everyone who loves Monet's paintings a chance to understand the ways in which he absorbed the lessons of Japanese art, from his first encounter in the 1860s until the final years after the First World War.
George T.M. Shackelford
Chair, Art of Europe
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Embassy of Japan
Embassy of France
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 9 March – 11 June 2001;
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 7 July – 16 September 2001
39 of Monet’s best paintings from the world’s greatest collections, alongside an extensive selection of Japanese prints and paintings, vividly demonstrate Monet’s intimate relationship with Japanese art.
Exhibition Hours Week days from 9.30am to 5pm; Saturday 9.30am to 8pm; Sunday 9am to 5pm. Last admission is one hour before closing time.
Saturday Late Night Openings Every Saturday night throughout the exhibition, the National Gallery will remain open until 8pm. Enjoy music and wine in the Foyer and introductory lectures.
Admission Includes same-day re-entry: Adults $18; Members, groups and concessions $12; Family $50; Member’s family $35; Booked school groups $5 (per student).
Pre-Purchased Tickets Tickets are available online through the Gallery shop, or phone 1800 808 337 (freecall) 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday. All major credit cards accepted.
Group Bookings For group bookings (including school groups) phone +61 2 6240 6519.
Exhibition Shop/Catalogue A special exhibition shop is open during exhibition hours. A full-colour, illustrated catalogue is available at a special exhibition price of $29.95 (RRP $34.95). To pre-order catalogues phone 1800 808 337 (freecall) or +61 2 6240 6438 between 8am – 3.30 pm.
- Voluntary Guides/Audio Tours Voluntary guides are available in the exhibition area. Portable MP-3 digital audio guide sets can be hired at the exhibition entrance for $6 or $4 Concession/Members/Seniors.
- Private Viewing/Function Hire Exclusive viewing of the exhibition can be organised, in combination with a range of private functions. For enquiries and bookings phone +61 2 6240 6711.
- Tourist Packages To book travel and accommodation packages (which include exhibition tickets) phone the Canberra Visitor Centre on 1800 100 660 (freecall).
- National Gallery of Australia Parkes Place, Canberra For visitor information phone +61 2 6240 6502.
An exhibition organised by the National Gallery of Australia, in consultation with the Art Gallery of Western Australia, and indemnified by Arts Indemnity Australia through the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.