NGV Friday Nights are back for French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Enjoy the exhibition after hours with live music, DJ sets and French-inspired dining and bars.
6pm – 9.45pm
French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In an international exclusive, the NGV presents a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (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 that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia.
6pm – 6.30pm
Helio String Quartet
Musicians from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music perform music inspired by nineteenth-century France and French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Presented in collaboration with the University of Melbourne.
6pm – 9.45pm
Bars & Dining
Enjoy French-inspired food and beverages by Asahi, Yering Station and Pommery Champagne available until 9.45pm.
6.30pm, 7.30pm & 8.30pm
David Boyd Smiley is a Melbourne-based DJ, booker and photographer from New Zealand. Like his travel and festival photography, David’s sets are full of colour, emotion and a multitude of dance music styles from across the planet.
7pm & 8pm
Rarely do artists arrive as fully formed as AKOSIA. Australia’s new voice in contemporary soul-pop is starting her music campaign with an intention that most artists spend decades cultivating. As a young adult, AKOSIA’s fascination with the performing arts blossomed into a musical love story. Today, AKOSIA’s sonic inspirations are sewn in the writings of Maya Angelou, the movements of Pina Bausch, and the music of Sade. The impact of these influences can be felt in her work, which is as dynamic visually as it is sonically. So, to the next big voice in Australian music, step into the intoxicating world of AKOSIA.