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image: Emile Bernard Breton women with umbrellas 1892 Mus�e d'Orsay, Paris Mus�e d�Orsay, Paris Copyright RMN (Mus�e d�Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski

4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010

Amelia Robson rates the exhibition as Impressive

Ruth Palavestra rates the exhibition as Very Impressive

Masterpieces from Paris has opened to the delight of visitors,
as indicated by the enthusiastic visitor comments we are receiving.

When booking tickets, remember the option of the Premium experience which allows
access to the exhibition at 9:00 am before the usual opening time of 10:00 am, with limited numbers.

Explore the exhibition online with a Learn more section including images,
audio and texts on the works to enhance your enjoyment and education.

Image: Emile Bernard Breton women with umbrellas 1892 Musée d'Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski. Part of Masterpieces from Paris

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January highlights

NB: For a full listing of events please go to the calendar
nga.gov.au/calendar

image: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Redhead (Bathing) 1889 
Mus�e d�Orsay, Paris
Copyright RMN (Mus�e d�Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Redhead (Bathing) 1889
Mus�e d�Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Mus�e d�Orsay) / Herv� Lewandowski

Introduction to Masterpieces from Paris
Mondays 18 January – 29 March (except 15 March) 5:30–7:30 pm
$35, $25 members/concession (includes exhibition entry) | bookings essential, enquire here |
James O Fairfax Theatre

Avoid the crowds. Enjoy an informative introduction to the exhibition by a Gallery staff member prior to an exclusive after-hours exhibition viewing.

Sunset Sessions:
Tinalley String Quartet

Saturday 23 January 4:30 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

To launch Sunset Sessions, the internationally acclaimed Tinalley String Quartet previews the repertoire they have been invited to perform at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris in March 2010.

image: Edouard Vuillard Profile of a woman in a green hat c 1891 
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Copyright RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski Edouard Vuillard Profile of a woman in a green hat c 1891
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Sunset Sessions:
La nuit �toil�e

Saturday 30 January 4:30 pm
Free | James O Fairfax Theatre

Brew Guitar Duo (Bradley Kunda and Matthew Withers) with Rebecca MacCallion, soprano, and special guest guitarist Professor Adrian Walter, Head ANU School of Music.

Masterpieces masterclass
Series 1: Tuesdays 2 – 23 February 6:00–8:00 pm
Series 2: Tuesdays 2 – 23 March 6:00–8:00 pm

$100 series, $80 members/concession (includes four lectures and exhibition entries) | bookings essential, enquire here | James O Fairfax Theatre

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.

See the full speakers listing on our event highlights page.

For children
See all childrens events

image: Vincent van Gogh Portrait of the artist 1887 
Mus�e d�Orsay, Paris
Copyright RMN (Mus�e d�Orsay) / G�rard Blot Vincent van Gogh Portrait of the artist 1887
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
© RMN (Musée d’Orsay) / Gérard Blot

Mirror, mirror: drawing and painting workshop
Thursday 21 January 2:00 pm
for ages 8–12
$25, $20 members/concession (includes materials) | BOOKED OUT

Lucy Quinn, artist and Gallery educator, explores concepts of self-portraiture, personality and identity in this drawing and painting workshop.

Colour and light
Saturday 23 January 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 am
for ages 8+, fun for the whole family
$40, $36 members/child members | bookings essential, enquire here | Canberra Glassworks

Using the colour- and light-filled works from Masterpieces from Paris as inspiration, create a beautiful glass tile depicting motifs such as those featured in Vincent van Gogh’s Starry night 1888. Please note: workshops are at the Canberra Glassworks, Wentworth Ave, Kingston

image: Dorothy Napangardi Sandhills of Mina Mina 2000 Purchased 2001 Copyright Dorothy Napangardi 
Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Dorothy Napangardi Sandhills of Mina Mina 2000 Purchased 2001 © Dorothy Napangardi
Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Emerging Elders:
honouring senior Indigenous artists

3 October 2009 � 14 June 2010 | Project Gallery
nga.gov.au/EmergingElders

image: Shorty Jangala Robertson Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 2006 Copyright Shorty Jangala Robertson. Licensed by VISCOPY, AustraliaShorty Jangala Robertson Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) 2005 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2006 © Shorty Jangala Robertson. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

The works of art in Emerging Elders are bold and contrasting, and the artists highlighted in the exhibition, although considered emerging, have years of personal experience and cultural knowledge that inform their painting. Elders guide Indigenous communities today as they have done for generations, and their ability to visualise significant stories gives rise to some of Australia's most dynamic and stunning contemporary works of art.

Curator�s perspective
Saturday 23 January 2:00 pm
Free | Project Gallery

Tina Baum, Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, and exhibition curator, discusses the works in Emerging Elders.

The collection

image: Adam Hill Not everyone's cup of tea 2009 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2009 Adam Hill Not everyone's cup of tea 2009 (detail)
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2009

Australia Day talk
Tuesday 26 January 12:45 pm 
Free | Australian galleries

Adam Hill, Dhungatti man, discusses his work Not every one’s cup of tea 2009.

Cow with body paint
Tuesday 28 January 12:45 pm
Free | Small theatre

Christopher Pease of the Minang/Wardandi/Balardong/Nyoongar peoples,
talks about the inspiration for Cow with body paint 2007.

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