NGV Friday Nights

Fri 9 Jul, 6pm–10pm (AEST)

Past program

NGV International

Ground Level

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
Gallery Kitchen
Noise in my head

Noise In My Head is a freeform sonic excursion piloted by Michael Kucyk. From early beginnings as a long-running cult radio show on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, it has become a vital nexus in the Australia music scene, and now the identity expands as a DJ, two record labels and party series.

7pm & 8pm
Great Hall

Husky have just released their fourth studio album, Start Blues. Inspired by James Joyce’s classic novel Ulysses and singer Husky Gawenda’s nocturnal ramblings, the songs form a narrative that follows a character for 24 hours on his personal odyssey throughout Melbourne. After three critically acclaimed albums (Sub Pop, Liberation Music), worldwide radio play, tens of millions of streams and years of local and international touring (inc. tours with Neil Young, Sharon Van Etten, Andy Shauf) this is this band’s most ambitious project to date.
Friday Nights International Painting French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NGV International

NGV Friday Nights