Paul Cézanne Bathers c 1890 Musée d'Orsay, Paris Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of the Baroness Eva Gebhard-Gourgaud 1965 © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski Part of Masterpieces from Paris
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It's almost here! Masterpieces from Paris opens Friday 4 December. Have you got your tickets? Purchase them online now and avoid the ticket queue. Accommodation? Travel plans? Well, it's easier than getting to Paris and the new Masterpieces from Paris website is packed with information to help you organise your trip. Why not consider the event highlights below and our full calendar to see if there's an event with which you'd like to coincide your visit. However we advise visiting early to avoid crowds.
Make time for Emerging Elders, a stunning exhibition of Indigenous art and don't forget the national art collection—some exciting new galleries were opened today by the Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP, Minister for the Arts, find details below.
NB: For a full listing of events please go to the calendar
Paul Gauguin Les Alyscamps 1888
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, gift of Countess Vitali in memory of her brother Viscount Guy de Cholet 1923 © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Masterpieces from Paris
Stéphane Guégan, visiting curator from the Musée d’Orsay, gives an overview of Masterpieces from Paris.
Masterpieces from Paris
Lucina Ward, Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, discusses works by Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier and others on the Brittany coast.
Introduction to Masterpieces from Paris
Pierre Bonnard The white cat 1894
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, purchased 1982 © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski © Pierre Bonnard. ADAGP/Licensed by Viscopy, 2009
Avoid the crowds. Enjoy an informative introduction to the exhibition by a Gallery staff member prior to an exclusive after-hours exhibition viewing.
One of two Masterpieces masterclass lecture series, this four-week course is ideal for enthusiasts wanting an in-depth look into Masterpieces from Paris. Each lecture provides a detailed investigation of a theme, movement, work or artist featured in the exhibition by key academics and experts in Post-Impressionist art and exclusive viewing of the exhibition, after hours and without the crowds.
Watch out for futher details on our event highlights page.
Félix Vallotton The ball 1899
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, bequest of Carle Dreyfus © RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Children’s Christmas performance
Muse de Light, a performance by Ickle Pickle Company that will entertain and enthral all ages with a combination of dance, music and performance, bringing to life artists and works of art featured in Masterpieces from Paris.
Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
New galleries and displays
The Hon Peter Garrett AM, MP, Minister for the Arts just opened a suite of new galleries and displays for the national collection.
The new spaces include a specially designed gallery for Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series, the Gallery’s most popular Australian works. Dedicated showcases for decorative arts, a small gallery for Melanesian art, the first permanent space for the display of photography and the first permanent gallery in Australia dedicated to Polynesian art.
James Gleeson Spain 1951 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased with the assistance of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM, 2007
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series
Issey Mikaye Bustier 1980
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased 2000
Asian costume showcases
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