Members and guests are invited to an exclusive after-hours opportunity to view the 2021 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition French Impressionism, developed in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum, developed in partnership with the Museo Nacional del Prado.
Book an individual ticket to one exhibition or purchase a combined ticket to see both exhibitions.
French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In an international exclusive, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the MFA, an institution renowned world-wide for its rich holdings of Impressionist paintings.
Part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series, French Impressionism features works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more – including 79 works that have never before been exhibited in Australia. These important loans from the MFA’s iconic collection provide the rare opportunity to see a significant grouping of Impressionist masterworks in Australia.
Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum
Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum is the first major presentation of Goya’s work at the NGV in more than 20 years and features 44 drawings on loan from the Prado Museum – officially known as Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid – the largest group of Goya’s drawings ever seen in Australia. Ranging from bold ink drawings to delicate red chalk sketches, the drawings on display have been selected by the Prado especially for this NGV presentation.
Highlights include examples from the artist’s earliest albums of social satires, preparatory drawings for his iconic print series, through to pages from the late albums, which contain some of Goya’s most complex and surreal images. This rich and diverse selection of drawings showcases the breadth of Goya’s drawing practice, as well as offering a rare insight into the artist’s image-making process.