Masterpieces from Paris has inspired a swathe of stylish summer socialising;
Canberra's newest oasis is here with the Champagne Pol Roger Sculpture Bar, a full service bar in the unique surrounds of the Sculpture Garden. During March the bar and surrounding Sculpture Garden will be transformed into the exclusive venue for Starry Nights, with four nights only of live concerts by some of Australia's most loved musicians, Masterpieces from Paris night viewings, exhibition tours and music throughout the Gallery.
On top of all this, see free Masterpieces from Paris-inspired film screenings, such as the modern classic Moulin Rouge. Read on for a special offer from Opera Australia and more event highlights.
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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. More information
Friday 5 March Renée Geyer
Maurice Denis Sunlight on the terrace 1890
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski
Introduction to Masterpieces from Paris
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.
Jennifer Tierney, Claudia Mullin in front of Emile Bernard's Madeleine in the Bois d'Amour. See more members and event photos on Flickr
2 March Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria
Members exclusive exhibition viewing
Masterpieces from Paris will open after hours exclusively for members and their guests. Avoid the crowds, enjoy your moment with the masters and relax with a glass of sparkling wine.
Audrey Flack Jolie madame (Pretty woman) 1973 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
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.
Ginger Riley Munduwalawala Limmen Bight Country 1993
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Sorry Day screenings
Commemorate Sorry Day. Join us to view a suite of films that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture. Sorry Day is an important time for all Australians to reflect upon our shared history and heritage.
The much-anticipated world premiere season of the new Australian opera Bliss, based on Peter Carey's darkly comic fable of ad-man Harry Joy opens at the Sydney Opera House this March. More …
Special offer for artonline readers: 30% off tickets for all performances when you quote '7973'. Bookings 02 9318 8200.
Stay at Sir Stamford at Circular Quay Hotel and receive two tickets to Bliss and overnight accommodation for two in a superior room, including breakfast from $530 (A-reserve) and $610 (Premium reserve) - a 30% saving.
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