4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010
A new childrens exhibition, Shimmer, has just opened and don't forget our collection-based activities
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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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)
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
Detail 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
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.
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
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
The 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.
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
Solomon Islands Fish [bonito] before 1930 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2008 Part of 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.
Maringka Baker Kuru Ala 2008 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
© Maringka Baker. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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
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.
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
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
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