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
The Reedy Bunch
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
Melbourne-via Sydney DJ and producer Sophie Forrest is an active member of her local queer music scene. She recently launched her label Body Positive Music that works to support and promote trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and queer music producers.
7pm & 8pm
Since returning home to Australia, Barter has been busy making lemonade out of 2020. Back in March, Barter and Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) wrote, produced and recorded a song in 24 hours about their lockdown experience. The result was ‘4 Days’, which the duo went on to release as a single to benefit the Support Act Music Charity COVID-19 Emergency Appeal. Pre-COVID Barter went global; completing her debut overseas tour, including shows in Europe, and whistle-stop shows in Los Angeles and Mexico City. She then returned home to Australia for the Hello, I’m Doing my Best tour which saw her sell out shows in Melbourne and Sydney.