MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art - Melbourne - Review

Why go to MoMA when MoMA comes to us! Every year, the National Gallery of Victoria unveils their Winter Masterpieces exhibition and every year the bar is raised higher. This year's Winter Masterpieces exhibition: MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art is one impressive exhibition and with such collection, I do understand why people would travel to New York to visit MoMA. 

Our dear friends and master photographers Tina and Sebastien over at Tina Giorgio Photography covered the exhibition for us yesterday. Being massive art fans, they thoroughly enjoyed pieces from the great Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol to name a few.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

MoMA at NGV comprises of 200 key pieces arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections and traces the development of art and design from late 19th century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Paintings are displayed alongside MoMA’s Architecture and Design collection which comprises of objects, furniture and sculptures and together create a strong visual for the modern era.

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 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Key pieces from the collection include Frida Kahlo's Self-portrait with cropped hair, Salvador Dalí's The persistence of memory, Giorgio de Chirico's Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure) from the 1910's to 1940's. Other pieces from post-Impressionist painters are included from Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of Joseph Roulin, Georges Seurat's Evening, Honfleur and a still life by Paul Cézanne's Apples and oranges (Pommes et oranges) and Henri Matisse's La Japonaise: Woman beside the Water.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

The variety provided in this collection will keep you discovering and learning about modern and contemporary art for hours and is perfect for school tours as well as primary school children to see these key pieces.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

If you have children or want to explore too, pop into the New York! New York! installation after MoMA at the NGV. Kids will enjoy visual displays, interactive displays, build their own big apple with customised blocks and more. Checkout our review here.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

There you have it, your winter art fix is sorted - don't miss MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art which will be showing at the National Gallery of Victoria from today until Sunday 7th of October 2018. Thank you again to Tina Giorgio Photography for these stunning shots.

 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Our tips:

  • MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art is now showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) located at 180 St Kilda Road in Melbourne.
  • The NGV is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
  • Entry to MoMA at NGV is $28 per adult, Children 5 to 15 years are $10, $65 per family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) and kids under 5 are free.
  • Entry to the New York! New York! kids installation is free.
  • MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art is now showing at the NGV until Sunday 7th Oct 2018.
  • The gallery is pram friendly however due to restricted space, you can park your pram in the pram parking bay near the kids installation and drop any bulky belongings and coats at the Cloak Room. 
  • Free city trams are available across the Melbourne CBD however make sure the stops you take are covered by the free program. 
 Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @tinagiorgiophotography for @busycitykids

For more information on MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, head to the MoMA specific website. For more information on New York! New York for Kids, head to the New York! website.

Busy City Kids were invited to the media preview of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art for the purpose of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Travel and food were self funded. 

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