Its been a while since we’ve been able to saunter through the halls of the NGV, and thankfully after the easing of restrictions this Friday 25 June we’ll be able to get back to it. The cultural drought is about to be quenched with a hefty new line-up of exhibitions and events at the gallery kicking off with the French Impressionism exhibition straight from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The nineteenth-century painting movement was revolutionary in the art world at the time, and the masters of the craft such as Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir will have all works on display throughout the show. You can expect to see over 100 pieces of work with 79 paintings that have previously never been on display in Australia.
The show has been curated by the NGV team which is led by Miranda Wallace, she shared her excitement about the exhibition, “It’s got all of the things you would hope from a winter masterpieces show,” says Wallace, “artists that are widely known, new work to discover… [from] an iconic period of art history that’s so widely loved,” said Miranda.
Along with the exhibition, the NGV’s Garden Restaurant has also launched a French Impressionist winter menu to accompany the artwork, sit down to plates of steak tartare, braised burgundy snails and either a vanilla crème caramel or apple tart tartine for dessert.
NGV's wildly popular Friday Nights will be returning on the evening of the opening, too. As with the way of the world these days, you'll need to book ahead for these sessions—in which you can do so here.