MEDIA RELEASE – 27 August 2009

 4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010  – Canberra only

The National Gallery of Australia proudly presents Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond one of the most extraordinary exhibitions ever to be held in Australia.

 Never have so many masterpieces been brought together in one exhibition in this country.

There’ll be no need to travel to Paris to see major and numerous works by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Maurice Denis, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Édouard Vuillard … for four months you can visit them in Canberra.

 Masterpieces from Paris explores the explosive arrival of modern art in Europe. The exhibition features 114 of some of the best-known works of modern art which draw millions of tourists to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, one of the great museums of 19th-century art. The exhibition showcases seven van Gogh’s, nine Gauguin’s, eight Cézanne’s and eleven Seurat’s. In addition, there are many paintings by Bernard (five), Bonnard (nine), Denis (ten), Monet (five) and Vuillard (eight), among others.

 Visitors will be captivated by van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles 1889, Gauguin’s painting Tahitian women 1891, Cézanne’s beloved Mount Saint-Victoire c 1890, and many other great examples by Post Impressionist painters.

 Date:               4 December 2009 – 5 April 2010

Time:              10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily

                        10:00 am – 7:00 pm Saturday (5 December – 27 April)

Tickets can be purchased via https://ticketing.nga.gov.au/

Ticket Retail Price
Adult $25
Family  (2 adults and 2 child 7 – 16 yrs, 6 yrs and under free) $55
Concession  (Seniors Card, Student Card, State Gallery Members Card) $16
Children  (7 – 16 yrs, 6 yrs and under free) $6
Family Concession $37
Audio tours TBA
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