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Admission to the permanent collection is free. Admission charges apply to special exhibitions. Children 16 years and under are free.
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top image detail: Monet Nymphéas [Waterlilies] c.1914-17 oil on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia and part of the new International Art galleries
'Qebehsenuef' of the 'Dummy canopic jars of Padiouf' Third Intermediate Period, 21st–25th Dynasties, 1096–664 BCE painted wood Department of Egyptian Antiquities, Musée du Louvre, Paris Photograph © Christian Décamps, Musée du Louvre, Paris
Saturday 16 December 68.30 pm
Join Ian 'Molly' Meldrum at a late-night viewing of the Egyptian antiquities from the Louvre exhibition Free tours with voluntary guides at 6.30, 7.30 and 8 pm Refreshments available. Exhibition Galleries Foyer
$20; $15 members/concession (includes exhibition entry) Bookings essential
Saturday 9 December 9.30 am
Private viewing for carers led by voluntary guides In collaboration with Carers ACT
Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer)
Bookings essential 02 6296 9917
Sunday 10 December 2 pm
Auslan sign-interpreted tour of the exhibition Exhibition Galleries (meet in Gallery Foyer) Bookings essential 02 6240 6519
Raiders of the lost ark
Sunday 17 December 2 pm
DVD, 1981, 121 min., Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) travels from the USA through Nepal to Egypt in his quest to find the lost 'Ark of the Covenant'. Relive the adventure with Hollywood's ultimate archaeologist 25 years after its first screening. James O Fairfax Theatre See the screening series >>
Impressionism to Pop Art:
new displays of the permanent collection
With a radical, expanded, new look display of the collection, the National Gallery of Australia's refurbished International galleries, Impressionism to Pop Art, includes a number of major acquisitions which are being displayed for the first time.
Saturday 9 December 2 pm
Join Christine Dixon, Senior Curator, International Painting and Sculpture, for an overview of the new displays. International Galleries
Andy Warhol 'Elvis' 1963 synthetic polymer paint on canvas Collection of the National Gallery of Australia © Andy Warhol. © Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. Licensed by ARS & VISCOPY, Australia
Sunday 10 December 2pm
16 mm film, 1925, b/w, 67 min., PG
Eisenstein's great film tells the story of a protest strike on the Russian battleship Potemkin that sparked a riot and an attempt to ignite a revolution in Odessa
James O Fairfax Theatre
see the screening series >>
Tuesday 12 December 12.45 pm
Robert Bell, Senior Curator, Decorative Arts and Design, discusses the ceramics featured in the exhibition. Orde Poynton Gallery
Opening this month
Journey back in time to explore the jungles of Australia, the Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. From a modern Australian artist’s views of the Queensland rainforest to an ancient Mayan ceramic jaguar, the Children’s Gallery is coming alive with the flora and fauna of the tropics
Grace Crowley was a leading figure in the development of modernism in Australia. Born in rural New South Wales in 1890, Crowley’s life and art intersected with some of the major movements in 20th-century art.
Crowley’s long artistic journey over five decades from painter of traditional landscapes to avant-garde abstracts was extraordinary. While Crowley is still best known for her cubist paintings of the 1920s and 1930s, Grace Crowley: being modern includes works that have never before been exhibited and reveals the full extent of Crowley’s contribution to Australian art.
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image detail: Grace Crowley 'Abstract painting' 1947 oil on composition board Collection of the National Gallery of Australia Part of the upcoming Grace Crowley: being modern exhibition