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image: Edgar Degas After the bath, woman drying herself (Après le bain, femme s’essuyant) (detail) c 1895 oil on canvas The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long term loan to the Princeton University of Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey © Trustees of Princeton University
Degas master of French art.

ISSUE 114 | 5 January 2009 | nga.gov.au/events


image: Edgar Degas Woman with field glasses (Femme à la lorgnette (La dame aux jumelles)) 1875–76 peinture à l’essence on cardboard Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
Edgar Degas  Woman with field glasses 1875–76  peinture à l’essence on cardboard  Galerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden
part of the Degas exhibition

12 December 2008 – 22 March 2009
Exhibition website now online!
nga.gov.au/Degas

For the first time audiences in Australia have the opportunity to see an exhibition devoted to one of the most significant and admired French artists of the nineteenth century, Edgar Degas.

Exhibition hours
10.00 am – 5.00 pm daily
plus Saturday evening 5.00 – 7.00 pm (13 December 2008 – 14 March 2009)

Admission prices
Adult $20; Members/Concession $15; Children $6*;
Family $45; Season Adult $60
*Children’s prices apply to 7–16 year olds (under 6 free)

Avoid the queue and buy tickets here!

(above) Edgar Degas  After the bath, woman drying herself (detail) c 1895  oil on canvas The Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation, on long term loan to the Princeton University of Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey  © Trustees of Princeton University
part of the Degas exhibition

image: Edgar Degas At the races in the countryside (Carriage at the races) (detail) 1869 oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Photograph © 2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Degas: master of French art

image: Edgar Degas Woman ironing, set against the light (Repasseuse à contre-jour) begun c 1876, completed c 1887 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington Edgar Degas Woman ironing, set against the light begun c 1876, completed c 1887  oil on canvas  National Gallery of Art, Washington DC   Collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon  Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington
part of the Degas exhibition

Members salon de thé
Sunday 11 January 4.00 pm
BOOKED OUT!
Join us for a tour of the exhibition followed by a French-style afternoon tea party in the sculpturegarden restaurant.
$45 members and their guests | bookings essential
Exhibition Galleries and sculpturegarden restaurant

Life drawing and etching workshop
Thursday 15 January 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
BOOKED OUT!
Join John Pratt, ANU Printmedia lecturer and master printer, and develop monoprints and drypoints from a life model in a manner similar to Degas.
$120; $110 members bookings essential | bookings essential (02) 6296 9900 | Megalo Print Studio and Gallery

Impressionism: the Japanese influence
Saturday 17 January 2.00 pm
Gary Hickey, lecturer in art history, University of Queensland, presents a talk on how Japanese art captured the imagination of the French Impressionists.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Members early morning viewings
Sunday 18 January 8.30 am
BOOKED OUT!
Join us for an exclusive tour of the exhibition, followed by breakfast.
$40 members and their guests | bookings essential
Exhibition Galleries and Members Lounge

image:Edgar Degas Woman washing her left leg, second study modelled c 1883–86; cast 1920 bronze The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York HO Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs HO Havemeyer, 1929 Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art Edgar Degas Woman washing her left leg, second study  modelled c 1883–86; cast 1920  bronze  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  HO Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs HO Havemeyer, 1929  Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art
part of the Degas exhibition

Sunset Sessions
art | talks | music | wine
Every Saturday from 24 January to 14 March

Enjoy free focus talks, live music and performance. Also sample wines from around the world as we continue the tradition of wine tastings in the Members Lounge.
$5; free for members | Members Lounge | every Saturday from 24 January to 14 March




(above) Edgar Degas  At the races in the countryside (Carriage at the races) (detail) 1869  oil on canvas  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Photograph © 2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
part of the Degas exhibition

image: Iatmul people Gable mask from a Haus Tambaran (detail) cane, sago leaf fibre, pigment National Gallery of Australia

Gods, ghosts and men

image: Rapa Nui people Plump male figure (Moai tangata) 19th century wood, shell, obsidian, pigment National Gallery of AustraliaRapa Nui people  Plump male figure (Moai tangata) 19th century wood, shell, obsidian, pigment  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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Time and space patterns and the Pacific art of tattoo
Thursday 8 January 12.45 pm
Siosiua Lafitani-Tofua’ipangai, dancer, singer, writer and Pacific studies scholar, presents a talk on historical, cultural and artistic meanings of Pacific tattoos, revealing the connecting themes of ta (time) and va (space) in the visual and performing arts.
Free | Small Theatre

The art of Kula: men and their quest for renown
Saturday 10 January 2.00 pm
Shirley Campbell, lecturer in anthropology, Australian National University, and author of The art of Kula, talks about the art of the Trobriand Islands.
Free | Orde Poynton Gallery and Project Gallery

Spirits in wood and stone: exploring carving in Oceania
Saturday 10 January 3.00 pm
Dr Jenny Newell, Research Fellow, National Museum of Australia, talks about the techniques and changing meanings of carving across the Pacific.
Free | Orde Poynton Gallery and Project Gallery

Screening: Ta moko
Sunday 11 January 2.00 pm
DVD, 2007, not rated, 30 mins
Selected as a finalist in the Media Peace Awards in 2007, this remarkable documentary directed by Kim Webby explores the complex history and changing meanings of ta moko (traditional Maori tattoo).
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

(above) Iatmul people Gable mask from a haus tambaran 1920–50 (detail) cane, sago leaf fibre, pigment National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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image: Sculpture Garden Sunday 2008

Children's events

image: Max Meldrum Poland (Madame de Tarczynska) 1917 oil on canvas on composition board National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Max Meldrum Poland (Madame de Tarczynska) 1917 oil on canvas on composition board  National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
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Teeth, tongues and tusks
Wednesday 7 January 10.00 am – 12 noon
repeated 2.00–4.00 pm
(ages 8–12)
Join Karina Edwards, artist, to explore the stories and characters of the exhibition Gods, ghosts and men and make your own mask.
$15; $12 members/concession | bookings essential
meet in Gallery foyer

Stories of gods and ghosts
Friday 9 January 10.30–11.30 am
Adventure around the Pacific Islands with Kate Collins, Gallery Educator, and listen to entertaining stories about rare objects.
Free | meet in the Gallery foyer

Monotype workshops
Tuesday 13 January 10.00 am – 12 noon (ages 9–12)
Tuesday 13 January 2.00–4.30 pm (ages 13–15)
Join artist Antonia Aitken and explore the exciting possibilities of printmaking in these workshops. Draw and develop images inspired by Degas to create monotype prints.
$55; 50 members (includes materials) | bookings essential Megalo Print Studio and Gallery

Degas family activity room
10.15 am – 2.45 pm daily
The family room features activities related to the work of Degas and is facilitated by qualified staff. It is suitable for children 3 to 10 years old and their families.

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(above) Sculpture Garden Sunday 2008

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