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1 June 2016

In June 2018, as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will present Masterworks from MoMA, an extraordinary exhibition featuring modern and contemporary artworks from New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Artwork by Salvador Dali

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), The Persistence of Memory, 1931, Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13" (24.1 x 33 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Given anonymously.
© 2016 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Masterworks from MoMA will be exclusive to the NGV and will feature legendary art and design from some of the most influential creative forces the world has ever seen. This will include works from Paul Cézanne, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Edward Hopper, Jeff Koons, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Lyubov Popova, Mark Rothko and Vincent van Gogh.

The exhibition will be the biggest instalment of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series to date, comprising approximately 150 artworks, some of which will make their maiden voyage to Australia. In an NGV-first, the whole ground floor of NGV International will be devoted to Masterworks from MoMA.

MoMA is highly regarded world-wide for its global collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art. The NGV will draw on MoMA's collection of painting, sculpture and drawing - and the more contemporary forms of architecture, design, film and photography - to create a multi-disciplinary experience for NGV visitors.

With a focus on key art movements and revolutionary artworks spanning 130 years,Masterworks from MoMA will also examine the technological, social and political aspects of the twentieth century and their profound influences on the twenty-first century.

The exhibition will explore how some of the world's most renowned artists attempted to effect change and offer an alternative view of society through their art and innovation.

Masterworks from MoMA will be exhibited at NGV International from 8 June 2018 until 7 October 2018.

Visit the NGV website for more information