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Best Art Exhibits Happening Now

Dreaming up a cultural tour around some of Europe and America’s finest Art Museums? No need to wait for the borders to open, because Queensland and Victoria are currently offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience some of the greatest artist’s in the world first-hand such as Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir and many more. 

Brisbane 

Exclusively partnering with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (The Met), Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is hosting an exhibit showcasing ‘European Masterpieces’ including pieces from Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Turner and more. 

Including 65 paintings, GOMA will be highlighting some of Western art history’s greatest movements which rarely leave their permanent display in New York. Beginning in the “1420s with a finely painted, emotionally charged altarpiece panel, The Crucifixion by Fra Angelico, and ending in 1919 with one of Monet’s late Water Lilies”, the exhibition showcases a unique experience to review 500 years of European art direct from the infamous Met collection, right here in Australia.  

For the duration of the exhibit, GOMA will be further offering visitation to the ‘The Studio’ which will provide an array of experiences bringing the ‘European Masterpieces’ to life. Including immersive theatrical displays to transport you through the exhibition’s themes, as well as ‘draw from life’ stations to encourage the creation of your own work.  

The exhibition will be on display until October 17 and is a ticketed event. To find out more info please visit GOMAs website. Better yet, turn this day trip to a overnight staycation with the GOMA x INCHCOLM all-inclusive package.  

Claude Monet, France 1840–1926 / Water Lilies 1916–19 / Oil on canvas / 130.2 x 200.7cm / Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith 1983 / 1983.532 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

Melbourne

Exclusively partnering with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA), the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents the ‘Winter Masterpieces’ exhibition compiled of over 100 masterworks of French Impressionism. Featuring work by Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro and more!  

The exhibit stages 79 pieces of work that have never before been exhibited in Australia, making this a rare and exciting opportunity to experience a momentous collection of Impressionist masterworks. 

Presented throughout ten sections, the ‘Winter Masterpieces’ opens with pieces from Monet’s early work and follows a representation of Musée dl’Orangerie in Paris, an oval gallery Monet assisted design. Overall showcasing 16 Monet paintings, this is one not to miss.  

The exhibition will be on display until October 3 and is a ticketed event. To find out more please visit https://connect.ngv.vic.gov.au/40648 

Dance at Bougival, Pierre Auguste Renoir (1883)

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