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In this edition of NGV Magazine, we take a closer look at some of Pierre Bonnard’s influences from Japanese art to his circle of friends and the rapidly changing socio-political landscape of France throughout his lifetime. We also continue our coverage of Melbourne Now with writing from featured artists Dr Christian Thompson AO, Jenna Lee and Dr Drew Pettifer. And we dive into Rembrandt’s Kunstkammer (Cabinet of Curiosities) with Dutch scholar Dr Bert van de Roemer in celebration of Rembrandt: True to life.


Celebrating the opening of Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi, the NGV hosted a series of conversations with curators and special guests.

Learn about the remarkable creativity of Pierre Bonnard, one of France’s most celebrated twentieth century painters, go behind the scenes to see how the exhibition came together, and discover the places, people and ideas that influenced and inspired Bonnard throughout his career.

Spotlight on the 2023 Annual Appeal

Join NGV Assistant Director, Curatorial and Audience Engagement, Donna McColm and NGV Senior Curator of International Art, Dr Ted Gott, as they discuss the incredible opportunity the NGV has to acquire Salvador Dalí’s iconic Mae West Lips Sofa 1937-38.


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