This year exhibition will run
from FRIDAY, 24 June 2016 – till SUNDAY, 18 September 2016
Open 10am–5pm daily
Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. The art he made over more than fifty years of constant creativity and renewal embraces painting, drawing, printmaking, monotypes, sculpture and photography, and has had an immense impact on modern and contemporary art. Modern life as he experienced it in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation and innovation; from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs. This sweeping exhibition brings together more than 200 works by Degas from dozens of collections worldwide, offering a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.
NGV will also run its most cherished Friday Nights during the exhibition. Much-loved singer/songwriter Clare Bowditch opens the first Friday Nights at NGV on Fri 24 June, 6pm – 10pm. Running over thirteen weeks during Degas: A New Vision, enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, performances from local and international acts, short talks, food and bars, and live jazz every week. Clare is an ARIA Award-winning songwriter whose versatile voice has seen her land Top Ten albums, be named Rolling Stone’s Woman of the Year 2010 for contribution to culture and on the air waves as the host of Afternoons on 774 ABC http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/friday-nights-at-ngv-9/ . Adult tickets from $24.
Thanks to our friends at National Gallery of Victoria Bohemian Rhapsody Cluband Online Magazine has 2 media passes to attend the Degas exhibition and to listen to Clare Bowditch on June 24 from 0600-1000pm. This offer closes: Saturday, May 28 0300pm. Please be the first one to express your interest. Thank you!