from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York @ QLD Art Gallery
12 Jun 2021 – 17 Oct 2021
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed
Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offers a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York.
Highlights of the exhibition include Fra Angelico’s finely painted altarpiece The Crucifixion c. 1420–23; Titian’s poetic Venus and Adonis of the 1550s; the immediacy and drama of Caravaggio’s The Musicians 1597; Rembrandt’s painterly Flora of c.1654; Vermeer’s beautifully observed Allegory of the Catholic Faith c.1670-72, and van Gogh’s idyllic The Flowering Orchard 1888.
‘European Masterpieces’ includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies and will be a must-see for audiences of all ages, art-lovers and anyone with an interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism.
Tickets are also available to purchase onsite between 10.00am – 4.00pm. Weekdays are less busy than weekends. Visit our ticket information page for details on ticket prices, accepted concessions, companion cards, season tickets etc.
Volunteer Guided Tours
Join one of our passionate volunteer guides for a tour of ‘European Masterpieces’ highlights.
11.00AM, 11.15AM, 12.30PM & 12.45PM Mon–Fri only
Limit 10 people per tour. Enquire at the ticket desk on arrival, no pre-bookings available. A valid ‘European Masterpieces’ exhibition ticket is required.
Fine Dining Options at the QAG
This Australian-exclusive exhibition is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.
Entry to the ‘European Masterpieces’ exhibition will be staggered to allow visitors to enter in safe numbers and allow for free movement throughout the exhibition while following social distancing advice. This means there may be a short wait before you can enter the exhibition. Purchasing your exhibition tickets in advance will help the queuing run smoothly. Contact tracing details will be required on arrival for access to the Gallery. For more details visit our COVID-safe practices plan.
The Studio sets the stage for exploring the art, life and history of ‘European Masterpieces’. Experience daily performances from musicians and costumed models, insert yourself into artworks through spectacular interactive displays, and create your own masterpiece with the drawing materials supplied.
Performances: 11.00am – 1.00pm daily | Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University musicians
Costumed models: 1.30pm – 3.30pm daily | Paintings are brought to life by live models
A valid ‘European Masterpieces’ exhibition ticket is required. No bookings required. Daily activations are subject to performer availability.
Marie Denise Villers, France 1774–1821 / Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868) (detail) 1801 / Oil on canvas / 161.3 x 128.6cm / Mr and Mrs Isaac D Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D Fletcher, 1917 / 17.120.204 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
‘The Met: The Masters and the Modern Day’ features acclaimed biographical dramas, recent documentaries on key artists and some of The Met’s screen appearances in feature films.
10.30am every Saturday, Free
Production still of Rihanna from The First Monday in May (2016) / Director: Andrew Rossi / The film follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’
While you’re onsite discover more about each artwork, choose a self-guided tour on your smartphone, zoom into works and save your favourites. Don’t forget to bring your headphones.
A valid ‘European Masterpieces’ exhibition ticket is required.
Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia), Italy 1398–1482 / Paradise (detail) 1445 / Tempera and gold on canvas, transferred from wood / Overall: 47 x 40.6cm; painted surface: 44.5 x 38.4cm / Rogers Fund, 1906 / 06.1046 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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