In a world-premiere, the National Gallery of Victoria International (NGV) is playing host to a new, unique exhibition; MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. In collaboration with the renowned Museum of Modern Art of New York, the exhibition brings over 200 of the most iconic works of modern art to the NGV.
From the 9th of June to the 7th of October, visitors will have the chance to view works from some of the most celebrated and well-knows artists of the nineteenth and twentieth-century such as Salvador Dali, Vincent Van Gough, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse as well as more modern works by artists such as Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Olafur Eliasson, Andreas Gursky, El Anatsui, Rineke Dijkstra, Kara Walker, Mona Hatoum and Camille Henrot.
The exhibition will span across the MoMA’s six curatorial departments including Architecture and Design, Drawings and Prints, Film, Media and Performance Art, Painting and Sculpture, and Photography to create an immersive experience for visitors.
As Part of the exhibition, the NGV is also hosting another series of NGV Friday Nights which gives visitors exclusive, late-night access to the exhibition as well as performances from local and international acts, supported the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. There will also be bars, dining and plenty of live music to enjoy within the stunning NGV International building.
If you’re still after a taste of New York after the exhibition, the City Of Melbourne has plenty more inspired events as part of the MEL&NYC Festival to coincide with the MoMA Exhibit. Celebrating the cultural connections between the two cities, the festival includes live music, theatre and dance performances, live talks, dining and community-led events.
You can check out the full line-up and buy tickets for the MEL&NYC Festival on their website at http://melnyc.com/
For more information and to book tickets for the MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art exhibit you can check out their website at https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/moma-at-ngv/