One for the parents..

I enjoy exploring art galleries and exhibitions with little Miss but sometimes it is nice to be able to view an exhibition without rushing. Besides little Miss is very much into 'hands-on' art exhibitions like 'Express Yourself: Romance was Born for Kids' at the NGV ha!

So if you have a 'free' day coming up or fancy making a day of it with your other half, check out these exhibitions as some of these finish up very soon:

  • Richard Avedon People - a beautiful exhibition of American photographer Richard Avedon who produced portrait photography that defined the twentieth century. This exhibition showcases 80 black and white photographs dating from 1949 to 2002. I personally loved it, my favourite portraits were of Bob Dylan, Kate Moss, The Beatles, Marilyn Monroe, Sandra Bennett and so many more.. !

This exhibition is held at the Ian Potter Museum on Swanston Street, some parking is available nearby on Elgin Street and there is a café next door.

Closes this Sunday 15th March - FREE and there's a floor talk tomorrow Wednesday 11th March!

Bob Dylan, musician, Central Park, 1965 by Richard Avedon. Photo credit Ian Potter Museum.

  • Alex Prager - a great exhibition of American photographer and film maker Alex Prager who references mid-twentieth century American cinema and photograph. Her exhibition is composed of colourful staged photographs and movie clips.

I also loved this exhibition, the photographs are sublime and I love how Alex Prager introduces drama through her photos and films.

Closes on Sunday 19th April - FREE at the NVG International - Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design. 

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Eye #5 and 3:32pm Coldwater Canyon, 2012 by Alex Prager. Photo credit Melbourne4Bubs.

  • Nordic Cool: Modernist Design - a functional exhibition from the NGV's own collection of Nordic designs acquired throughout the years. This exhibition showcases furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, textiles and lighting from the 1920s to 1960s. 

    I am a lover of all things Scandinavian so I was naturally attracted to this exhibition. I loved all the furniture and lamps on display and will check it out again soon to look at all pieces in more detail.

Closes on Thursday 31st December - FREE at the NGV International - Level 2, Decorative Arts Passage.

                                                  

Artichoke pendant lamp, 1960 by Poul Henningsen. Photo credit Melbourne4Bubs.