Art Course: European Masterpieces

10.00AM Sat 4 Sep 2021
GOMA | Cinema B | Sold Out

This event is now sold out. The sessions will be recorded and made available on QAGOMA's YouTube Channel.

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the beauty of artworks from ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, in this three-part art course presented by Dr Andrea Bubenik. Learn more about these extraordinary artworks and the contexts that informed their creation.

Each session will feature a lecture focusing on key themes in the exhibition, followed by a Q&A with an Australian artist where artworks will be considered through a contemporary lens.

Session 1: From Flesh to Fashion

What to wear, what not to wear? – That is the question. Consider how nudity and dress matter to the history of art. From scenes of Madonna and Child nursing, to the mythological garden of Venus, degrees of nudity in art vary from the sacred to the secular. Meanwhile costume, both modest and extravagant in portraiture, could be used to indicate social status as much as subversion of social norms.

Guest artist Q&A: Michael Zavros

Tickets: $90 General admission, $75 QAGOMA Members (Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation Card required).

This course is designed for all art knowledge levels. All attendees will receive a course pack containing complementary readings and resources. Please note exhibition access is not included in this event. A valid ‘European Masterpieces’ ticket is required to visit the exhibition.

This exhibition was organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in collaboration with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.