artonline special edition
image: Edgar Degas A cotton office in New Orleans (Un bureau de coton à la Nouvelle-Orléans) 1873 oil on canvas Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau 
Degas master of French art. Coming soon.

ISSUE 113 | 7 December 2008 | nga.gov.au/Calendar


image: Edgar Degas Woman ironing [Blanchisseuse repassant] c 1882–1886 oil on canvas Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania Gift, Martha Elizabeth Dick Estate.
Edgar Degas  Woman ironing (Blanchisseuse repassant) (detail)
c 1882–1886 oil on canvas  Reading Public Museum and Art Gallery, Reading, Pennsylvania   Gift, Martha Elizabeth Dick Estate.
Part of the upcoming 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!

top image: Edgar Degas  A cotton office in New Orleans (Un bureau de coton à la Nouvelle-Orléans)  1873  oil on canvas Musée des Beaux-Arts, Pau 

image: Edgar Degas Dancers, pink and green (detail)

Degas events

Edgar Degas Ballet dancer with arms crossed (Danseuse à mi-corps) c 1872 oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Bequest of John T Spaulding, 1948 Photograph © 2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Edgar Degas Ballet dancer with arms crossed (Danseuse � mi-corps) c 1872 oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Bequest of John T Spaulding, 1948 Photograph © 2008 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Curator’s perspective
Saturday 13 December 2008 2.00 pm
Jane Kinsman, exhibition curator, provides an introduction to the exhibition.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Private viewing for carers
Tuesday 16 December 10.00 am
Tour and viewing for people with disabilities and their carers, led by voluntary guides in collaboration with Carers ACT.
Free | bookings essential (02) 6296 9900 | meet in Gallery foyer

Degas in black and white
Tuesday 16 December 12.45 pm
Jane Kinsman, Senior Curator, International Art, and exhibition curator, discusses Degas’ monotypes and photographic work.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

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




image above: Edgar Degas  Dancers, pink and green (detail)
c 1890 oil on canvas  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
HO Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs HO Havemeyer, 1929. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Part of the upcoming Degas exhibition

image: International Art Gallery 2, National Gallery of Australia

Gallery events

Marie McMahon, Redback Graphix Pay the rent: You are on Aboriginal land [1] 1980 colour screenprint, from multiple stencils National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Marie McMahonMarie McMahon, Redback Graphix Pay the rent: You are on Aboriginal land [1] 1980  colour screenprint, from multiple stencils   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra  © Marie McMahon.
more detail
From the Redback Graphix book now available in the NGA shop, only $39.95

Gods, Ghosts and men screening
The shark callers of Kontu
16 mm, 1987, G, 54 mins
Sunday 14 December 2.00 pm
After a hundred years of colonisation and missionary activity, only a few Kontu men still practise the strange and unique skill of shark-calling. Directed by AFI Award winner Dennis O'Rourke, this documentary reveals a remarkable aspect of Pacific life.
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

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image above: International Art Gallery 2, National Gallery of Australia

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