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European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York @ QLD Art Gallery

Georges de La Tour French, Vic-sur-Seille 1593–1653 Lunéville The Fortune-Teller probably 1630s Oil on canvas 101.9 x 123.5 cm Rogers Fund, 1960 60.3

European Masterpieces
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

Nicolas Poussin
French, Les Andelys 1594–1665 Rome
Saints Peter and John Healing the Lame Man
Oil on canvas
125.7 x 165.1 cm
Marquand Fund, 1924


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.

Joseph Mallord William Turner
British, London 1775-1851 London
Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute
ca. 1835
Oil on canvas
91.4 x 122.2 cm
Bequest of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1899
56.54.1 106


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.

Paul Cézanne
French, Aix-en-Provence 1839–1906 Aix-en-Provence
Still Life with Apples and Pears
ca. 1891–92
Oil on canvas
44.8 x 58.7 cm
Bequest of Stephen C. Clark, 1960

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.

Marie Denise Villers
French, Paris 1774–1821 Paris (?)
Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868)
Oil on canvas
161.3 × 128.6 cm
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac

Fine Dining Options at the QAG

GOMA RESTAURANT catering for European Masters Exhibition vistors at QLD Art Gallery GOMA RESTAURANT

Discover more

Read about the artworks on the QAGOMA Blog | Watch the Curator highlights on YouTube

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.

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi)
Italian, Milan or Caravaggio 1571–1610 Porto Ercole
The Musicians
Oil on canvas 92.1 x 118.4 cm
Rogers Fund, 1952


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.

Interact Digitally

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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