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Current exhibition

Impressions of Paris

Lautrec, Degas, Daumier

8 November – 15 March 2015


Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier examines the major contribution to French art made by these three key figures. A generation apart, each was a consummate draughtsman whose innovative compositions and embrace of modern subject matter played a significant role in artistic developments in France over the nineteenth century.

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Edgar Degas Mlle Bécat at the Café des Ambassadeurs [Mlle Bécat au Café des Ambassadeurs] 1877–78 lithograph, The Poynton Bequest 2005

Current exhibition

NGA Contemporary

Australian art

8 November – 15 March 2015


This inaugural exhibition in the new NGA Contemporary features a selection of significant works from the National Gallery of Australia's collection of 21st century Australian art, including paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, video and the decorative arts.

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Current exhibition

Gifted artists

Donations by Patrick Corrigan AM

15 August – 12 January 2015


Of the twenty-eight artists represented in the gift Corrigan acquired works by photographers whose careers were well-established as well as collecting emerging artists, who continue to acknowledge his goodwill and practical support at a critical time in their careers.

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Patricia Piccinini Subset - green landscape 1997 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Pat Corrigan AM 2010 Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program © Patricia Piccinini

Current exhibition

Alive and Spirited

2 August – April 2015


Alive and Spirited is the latest exhibition now on show in the Children's Gallery. It explores the important role of mythical beings in Aboriginal society; these exquisite works of art are the tangible evidence of the spiritual realm.

Christopher Pease Hunting party, 2003, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 2004

Future exhibition

James Turrell

a retrospective

13 December 2014 – 8 June 2015


This exhibition follows three highly successful shows throughout 2013—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York. It brings together works from LACMA's tour, with spectacular installations purpose-built for Canberra, drawings, prints and photographs. This is contemporary art like you've never seen before and promises an experience not to be missed.

James Turrell After green 1993 Wedgework: fluorescent, LED and fibre-optic lights
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © James Turrell

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