A little slice of New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will arrive at the National Gallery of Victoria with the arrival of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art this Saturday, 9 June at NGV International.
MoMA at NGV looks at the emergence and development of major art movements, representing more than 130 years of radical artistic innovation. The exhibition will try to reflect the wider technological, social and political developments that transformed society during this period, from late nineteenth century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present.
NGV Director, Tony Ellwood, is excited to host such a unique display of artwork. "This exciting exhibition will showcase an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art and design. We are delighted to be working with MoMA to bring such an extraordinary and diverse selection of works to Melbourne. Our visitors will be able to experience first-hand the momentous change and creativity in the development of modern art, and consequently appreciate contemporary art and design with greater understanding.’
Divided into eight major chronological thematic sections, MoMA at NGV examines and studies some of the key pivotal points of 20th century art, and the social dynamics behind it. Showcasing more than 200 works, this major exhibition delivers some key modern and contemporary masterworks from MoMA, many of which have never been in Australia.
Key works include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, among many others.
MoMA at NGV is the largest instalment of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition and is the first show to ever take up the entire ground floor of the NGV International. In addition, the multi-disciplinary approach to the collection means that the exhibition features displays from NGV’s six curatorial departments, these being: Architecture and Design, Drawings and Prints, Film, Media and Performance Art, Painting and Sculpture and Photography.
See MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art until the 7th of October.
Location: National Gallery of Victoria International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Dates: 9 June to 7 October 2018
Times: 10am to 5pm everyday
Cost: Admission fees apply.