top image: Claude Monet Morning haze [Matin brumeux, débâcle] 1894 oil on canvas 65.7 x 100.3 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art: Bequest of Mrs Frank Graham Thomson, 1961

ISSUE 101 | May 2008 | nga.gov.au/Calendar

Turner to Monet

Caspar Friedrich Dolmen in the snow [Hünengrab im Schnee] c.1807 oil on canvas 61 x 80 cm Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden

Caspar Friedrich Dolmen in the snow [Hünengrab im Schnee] c.1807 oil on canvas 61 x 80 cm Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden

The triumph of landscape
until 9 June | nga.gov.au/TurnertoMonet | Events

FROLIC social wine events
Friday 2 May | Friday 6 June
Enjoy free bar snacks and happy hour prices from 5pm at the Sculpture Garden restaurant .
Free for Gallery members, $5 non-members

SUNSET SESSIONS
Turner to Monet open until 7 pm every Saturday
Listen to free focus talks at 4:30 pm in the James O. Fairfax Theatre, listen to live music in the Temporary Exhibitions Foyer .and visit the Members' Lounge to try different wines from around the world.
Wine Tastings free for members, $5 non-members

'"Rocks, rocks, rocks, on every side"
Eugene von Guérard, geognosy and German landscape painting
Saturday 3 May 4.30 am
Ruth Pullin, Melbourne University PhD candidate, explores the role played by the 'new' science of geology in the landscape painting of Carus and Dahl, and von Guérard's response to the Australian landscape
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Camille Pissarro Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather [Boulevard Montmartre, matin temps gris] 1897 oil on canvas 73.0 x 92.0 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1905

Camille Pissarro Boulevard Montmartre, morning, cloudy weather [Boulevard Montmartre, matin temps gris] 1897 oil on canvas 73.0 x 92.0 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 1905

Turner: land, sea and sky
Thursday 8 May 12.45 pm
Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, and exhibition co-curator, discusses paintings in the exhibition by JMW Turner
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Poetry reading: from the Romantics to Symbolism
Saturday 10 May 2 pm
Explore the spirit of landscape and humanity captured in the poems of Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge and other English, German, French and Australian poets from the nineteenth century
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Caspar David Friedrich, German Romanticism and Australia's “bleak Romantics”
Saturday 10 May 4.30 pm
Jason Smith, Director, Monash Gallery of Art, will explore the contemporary resonances of German Romantic landscape painting for Australian artists
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Johan Dahl Cloud study [Wolkenstudie] 1823 oil on paper laid down on card 20.3 x 20 cm Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg © bpk / Hamburger Kunsthalle / Elke Walford

Johan Dahl Cloud study [Wolkenstudie] 1823 oil on paper laid down on card 20.3 x 20 cm Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg © bpk / Hamburger Kunsthalle / Elke Walford

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
Brunch @ the Sculpture Garden restaurant
Sunday 11 May from 9.30 am
Join us for brunch and receive a ticket to Turner to Monet and a complimentary glass of champagne $40 members; $45 non-members | Bookings essential | Exhibition Galleries and sculpturegarden restaurant

The shock of the ewes: conservation and nineteenth-century landscape painting
Thursday 15 May 12.45 pm
The nineteenth century saw a dramatic increase in the range of materials available to the landscape painter which were used in new and innovative ways. David Wise will look at some of these developments and their implications for conserving the works
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Members' Cabaret Evening with Tango Futur
Friday 16 May 5—9pm
A special presentation by French musicians Claude Delangle (saxophone) and Max Bonnay (bandoneon) in association with the Turner to Monet exhibition and the Canberra International Music Festival. Enjoy an exclusive viewing of Turner to Monet from 5 to 6pm before joining us in the Sculpture Garden restaurant at the National Gallery of Australia.
$40 members and their guests | Bookings essential

top image: Claude Monet Morning haze [Matin brumeux, débâcle] 1894 oil on canvas 65.7 x 100.3 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art: Bequest of Mrs Frank Graham Thomson, 1961

Australian Surrealism

Robert Klippel Drawing P19 c.1949 brush and ink 41.9 x 30.7 cm Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007

The Agapitos/Wilson collection
until 11 May | nga.gov.au/AustralianSurrealism | Events

Screening: The red shoes
Sunday 4 May 2 pm
35 mm, 1948, PG, 134 min.
This is a rare screening of this beautiful 35mm film. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and starring Moira Shearer, the film tells the story of a ballerina who must choose between her demanding director and her true love.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

James Cant The fig trees 1932 oil on canvas on board 40 x 33.6 cm Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007 © James Cant. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia, 2008.

Collection focus

John Olsen Sydney sun [King sun] 1965

John Olsen Sydney sun [King sun] 1965 oil on three plywood panels 305 x 412.5 cm Collection of the NAtional Gallery of Australia © John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Return of the Sydney sun
Tuesday 6 May 12.45 pm
Deborah Hart, Senior Curator, Australian Painting and Sculpture after 1920, discusses John Olsen's monumental triptych Sydney sun 1965
Free | Australian Art Galleries

Autumn promenade with International Art
Sunday 11 May 11 am
An Autumn promenade-style performance featuring artists from the Canberra International Music Festival, including members of Jouissance, the Sculthorpe String Quartet with William Barton (didjeridu), and Louise Page (soprano) with Rose Holcombe (pianist)
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre and International Art Galleries

East Asian Gallery floortalk
Thursday 13 May 12.45 pm
Join Melanie Eastburn, Curator, Asian Art, for an introduction to the new East Asian Gallery
Free | East Asian Gallery

Saville Park Suites special offers

Saville Park Suites Canberra is offering a special Turner to Monet package that includes:
hotel rooms starting from $197 or one bedroom apartments from $227 per night including: breakfast for two, car parking, and tickets to the Exhibition.
To book visit Saville Park Suites online at savillehotelgroup.com

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Paul Gaugin Haystacks in Brittany [Meules de foin en Bretagne] [also known as The hayricks and The potato field] 1903 oil on canvas 74.3 x 93.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Paul Gaugin Haystacks in Brittany [Meules de foin en Bretagne] [also known as The hayricks and The potato field] 1903 oil on canvas 74.3 x 93.6 cm National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC Part of the Turner to Monet exhibition