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8 June 2018

This Saturday 9 June, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) opens its doors for its internationally exclusive, major exhibition of modern and contemporary masterworks from New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

An excerpt of Drowning Girl by Roy Lichtenstein

Excerpt of Drowning Girl, Roy Lichtenstein, 1963.  Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein / Lichtenstein.

The world-premiere exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, will run until 7 October 2018 at NGV International in Melbourne.

Co-organised by the NGV and MoMA,  as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, the exhibition features more than 230 works – many of which have never been seen in Australia and close of half have never before left MoMA.

Seminal 19th and 20th century artists featured in the exhibition include Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Diane Arbus, Agnes Martin and Andy Warhol.

Bringing the exhibition up to the present are works by many significant 21st century artists including Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, El Anatsui, Rineke Dijkstra, Kara Walker, Mona Hatoum and Camille Henrot.

NGV Friday Nights also returns with special Friday night music programming, food offerings and exclusive late-night access to MoMA at NGV.

Featuring a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the weekly program is inspired by the art, music, bars and dining of New York – the city that never sleeps.

NGV Friday Nights kicks off on Friday 15 June with a performance by funk and soul hammond organ trio Cookin’ on 3 Burners with Stella Angelico. Running until 5 October, the program will also feature performances by Andrew Keller’s Five Below, Joe Chindamo Trio, Chris McNulty, and Remi. Doors open 6pm each Friday and early bookings are recommended.

Find out more about MoMA at NGV and buy tickets